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ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF ARK REPUBLIC

November 2023 | Awarded Seed Grant by the Fund for Investigative Journalism       

September-October 2023 | Economy League of Greater Philadelphia GPLEX participant in New Orleans for the Knight/Lenfest Foundation fellowship.      

June 2023 | Economy League of Greater Philadelphia GPLEX participant in Brooklyn. Shadowed the group for on-the-ground reporting     

June 2023 | Economy League of Greater Philadelphia GPLEX participant

December 2022 | Ark Republic named in Google News Equity Fund

November 2022 | Ark Republic receives Valentine Foundation grant to develop Being Beloved Podcast

March 2022 | Ark Republic named part of Philadelphia Media Founders Exchange

March 2022 | Ark Republic named part of the Black Media Initiative’s (CUNY), Black Media Project Strategy cohort

March 2022 | Newsroom Editor Yolanda Aguilera named Center for Community Fellow

December 2022 | Media arm of Black Farmers Index’s Inaugural Vittles box campaign

August 2021 | Ark Republic awarded Newark Creative Catalyst Award

May 2021 | Comcast commercial released

December 2020 | Second Community Collaborative Project | The Light Series

December 2020 | Comcast RISE | Named recipient of Comcast’s grant program

May 2020 | Launched the Black Farmers Index

December 2019 | First Community Collaborative Project | The Light Series

October 2019 | Fourth Major Collaborative Project | Gentrification

May 2019 | Supported Black Mama Bailout fundraiser

April 2019 | Third Major Collaborative Project | Cannabis

March 2019 | Supported “I, Too Am Divine: An Installation on the Black Spiritual Experience,” New York University

March 2019 | Second Major Collaborative Project Nipsey Hussle 

November 2018 | Co-hosted Sexual Assault Townhall “I Believe Women: Sexual Assault Beyond a Reasonable Doubt with Global Spectrum Group and Lisa Durden Unlimited Productions

August-September 2018 | First Major Collaborative Project 

July 2018 | Hosted Network and twerk social 

May 2018 | Instituted internship/apprenticeship program 

May 2018 | Named Company to Watch by New York University Entrepreneurial Institute 

May 2018 | Participated in American Press Institute summit

March 2018 | Co-Sponsored Break, Bread & Build Conference with Special Guest Roxanne Shante 

April 2018 | Co-sponsored Cannabis social 4-21 The Day After 

March 2018 | Joined NewsGuild of Greater Philadelphia – Local 38010 of the Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO, CLC 

November 2017 | Launched official website 

August 2017 | Social Media Reporting Roll Out 

June 13, 2017 | Launched Membership Drive