Category Archives: Children

Funding Opportunity: Respite Care for Families of Special Needs Children

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University with funding from Pennsylvania Department of Health is accepting applications from Faith-Based and Community organizations for mini grants up to $5000 to develop or expand a volunteer respite program for families of children with special healthcare needs, including … Continue reading

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19,905 Pennsylvania Students Reported Homeless

From the People’s Emergency Center (http://www.pec-cares.org): The number of homeless children and youth in Pennsylvania and in the United States has increased over the past three years according to the National Center for Homeless Education’s annual report Data Collection Summary … Continue reading

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Growing Up Homeless Forum: Focus on Education—April 4, Philadelphia

From the People’s Emergency Center (http://www.pec-cares.org): One homeless student is too many. More than 19,000 is unacceptable.  Yet that’s how many students experienced homelessness in Pennsylvania last year. Is it a surprise that homeless students don’t achieve academically as well as … Continue reading

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Standing Our Ground: Justice and Equity for All God’s Children—July 14-18, Haley Farm, TN

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Standing Our Ground: Justice and Equity for All God’s Children (http://www.childrensdefense.org/programs-campaigns/faith-based-action/proctor-institute/); that’s the title for this summer’s Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry. Register now for July 14-18, 2014. Whether you are a first-timer, … Continue reading

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Support the President’s Preschool for All Plan

From the Campaign for America’s Future (http://www.ourfuture.org/): If you want to give low-income children the best shot at growing up to be happy and successful adults, you send them to preschool. It’s a no-brainer. Kids who attend preschool are more … Continue reading

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PA State of Child Welfare Report Released

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children is releasing its 2014 State of Child Welfare report (http://www.porchlightproject.org/socw14.shtml) March 4, and it shows the commonwealth has made some notable progress in recent years to reduce the number of … Continue reading

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Urge PA’s Senators to Reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant

From the National Women’s Law Center (http://www.nwlc.org/): Very soon our Senators will vote to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG; S 1086, https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s1086). If it passes, this victory will be an important step in building a strong … Continue reading

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Disadvantaged Children Can Hurt Achievement of Others In Their Classrooms, Study Finds

The Washington Post “Large numbers of low-income children who begin formal schooling with many disadvantages … not only struggle with schoolwork but hurt the achievement of other children in their classrooms … In schools with a high concentration of children … Continue reading

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The Case for Pre-K in Pennsylvania

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (PPC) today issued a new report showing only about 18 percent of Pennsylvania’s 3- and 4-year-olds – or 1 in 6 children – are able to access high-quality, publicly funded … Continue reading

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Protecting Kids from Pesticides Begins with Us: Take the Healthy Kids Pledge

From the Pesticide Action Network of North America (http://www.panna.org/): The science is clear. Kids today are sicker than they were a generation ago, and pesticides are part of the reason why. The good news? This is a problem we can … Continue reading

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