The 12-year-old boy sat alone by the piano.To read the whole article, please visit The Delaware County Daily Times website.
Renowned artist Dane Tilghman saw him as he came to PathWays PA’s Center for Families in Wawa two weeks ago to work with about a dozen children to create artwork for the non-profit’s fourth annual Charity Art Show and Auction.
He walked over and sat next to him.
“For me, the main thing really was connecting with the 12-year-old boy,” Tilghman said of his three-hour experience March 5. “I asked him what he wanted to be.”
The Center for Families is among the multitude of programs provided by PathWays PA to help keep low-income, vulnerable women together with their children on a path toward self-sufficiency. Based in the Holmes section of Ridley, it serves almost 6,000 clients in the Philadelphia area through social services, job training and employment assistance.