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Weekly Newsletter-Monday October 29

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Release of the 2012-2013 Standard
Would you pay $.10?
Support Pregnant Women!
Human Trafficking WebEx
Twitter Parade Starts Today!
Volunteers Needed!
Donate Blood
SIGN UP-United Way Holiday Network
SIGN-UP Human Trafficking Webinar
Literacy Coalition Event
Adult Education Classes
October 11, 2012 - PathWaysPA releases 2012-2012 Self-Sufficiency Report

October 17, 2012
Study: 1 in 4 Pennsylvania households struggle to make ends meet 

October 18, 2012
25 percent of Pa. households below poverty standard
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These items and more are available for sale, with all proceeds benefiting PathWays PA! For more information and to make your purchase, visit! 

Opportunity Knocks announced that PathWays PA is a winner of the 5th Annual Peoples' Choice Best Nonprofit to Work For Awards. For more information, click here.
You can purchase items for PathWays PA families by visiting our new online wishlist here.
There are five ways to support PathWays PA through your workplace giving program:    

1. United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey: 01619       
2. United Way of Southeast Delaware County: PathWays PA  
3. Combined Federal Campaign: 16357 
Pennsylvania SECA: 4113-0006 
4. Penn's Way Campaign: Designate UWGPSNJ and our United Way number, 01619  5. Don't have a workplace giving program? You can donate directly to PathWays PA through by visiting this site.
PathWays PA has just posted some new job openings! Come see what you can do to help families reach self-sufficiency with PathWays PA!  

October 29, 2012
Join Us on November 28! PathWays PA  to Release 
the 2012-2013 Pennsylvania Self-Sufficiency Report: Overlooked and Undercounted
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
United Way, 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia

While the likelihood of experiencing inadequate income in Pennsylvania is concentrated among certain families by gender, race/ethnicity, education, and location, families with inadequate incomes are remarkably diverse.

Would you pay a Dime a Day so 29 Million Workers can get a raise? 
Read the Restaurant Opportunity Center's (ROC) new study:  "A Dime a Day: the Impact of the Miller/Harkin Minimum Wage Proposal on the Price of Food," 
It finds that raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.80/hour over the next 3 years and the tipped minimum wage from $2.13 to 70% of the regular minimum wage will have a minimal impact on food costs.

Click Here and sign the Petition!

Support the Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) 
Each year, thousands of pregnant workers face the fear of losing their jobs or risking the health of the babies while performing duties at work.

Contact Congress today and ask them to support this critical legislation. If you live in Southeastern Pennsylvania, send a thank you to those legislators who have already expressed their support, including Sen. Bob Casey, Congressman Fattah, Congresswoman Schwartz, and Congressman Brady.   
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services hosting WebEx training sessions on Human Trafficking
HHS Rescue & Restore to Host WebEx Training:
  "Returning Home, Reintegration and Family Reunification 
for Foreign Human Trafficking Victims in the United States"

Monday, November 5, 2012
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

To register for the Monday, November 5th, 2:00 p.m.  
(Eastern Time) training session, please click on the link 

Join the National Partnership for Women and Families Twitter Parade!
At 1:00 pm ET each day on Monday, October 29th through Wednesday, October 31st, 
The National Partnership for Women & Families (@NPWF), AAUW (@AAUWPolicy), the National Women's Law Center (@NWLC) and Fair Pay Coalition members around the country will be tweeting with the hashtag #RU4fairpay to raise awareness about the continued gap between men's and women's wages and the need for legislation to address it. 
Vote For Homes! Coalition needs non-partisan volunteers to call , walk and help get out the vote
Trainings will take place October 28-November 5

Drivers and Assistants for Election Day are needed. 
Volunteers must come through a training to help transport voters and give voter ID information. 

Trainings are held at 1515 Fairmount Ave., Phila. PA 19130.
RSVP at:  
Breast Cancer Blood Drive at Springfield Hospital
Donate blood and join the fight against breast cancer!
Wednesday, October 31 from 1PM-7PM
Springfield Hospital-First Floor Conference Room
190 W. Sproul Rd Springfield, PA

Sign up online! Here     
Walk-ins welcome; appointments encouraged.
Join the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southeastern New Jersey's Holiday Network!
Each year during the holiday season, United Way's Community Action Center works to mobilize the caring power in our region by promoting and providing information about opportunities to give and serve throughout our region.  To become part of this years Holiday Network click the link below to access the form.

Please don't hesitate to contact: or (215) 665-2501 with any additional questions or concerns. 
Upcoming Human Trafficking Webinar-Nov 14th, 1PM
Register Now
Registration Fee Applies
Hear former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) explains how to prepare for the Human Trafficking FAR Regulations.

During this 90 minute webinar, Julie Myers Wood, former head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during the Bush Administration will provide an overview of the pertinent components of the Executive Order that will be applied to contractors and their subcontractors. In the ensuing months, while the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy and the Chief Acquisition Officers for federal agencies work on the implementation of this order, there is much that federal contractors can do to prepare for the rules to be propagated.
The Delaware County Literacy Coalition Presents:
Read. Write. Works-Adult Literacy in Delaware County
We all know the role that education plays in preparing children for their future - but were you aware that more than 35,000 Delaware County adults need additional education to prepare for the present?
Please join us on November 16 to connect with other community leaders while learning about literacy services currently provided, how well they meet the demand of our residents and what this may mean to our local workforce and economic future.

Click to RSVP or by calling/emailing Debbie Callahan at 610-713-2202.   

PathWays PA is celebrating 34 years of service to the Greater Philadelphia community. Join us as we celebrate our mission and our 2012 trailblazers. The event will take place on Friday, November 2nd, 2012, from 6:30 to 10:30 pm at the Union League of Philadelphia's Lincoln Hall, 140 South Broad St, Philadelphia. Enjoy a live auction and silent auction! All proceeds raised at the event will help over 6,000 low-income
families in the Greater Philadelphia Region. 

For more information on sponsorship and ads, contact Fran Franchi at or 610-543-5022 x205. Tickets may be purchased online at 


PathWays PA will be holding a series of Adult Education classes for Adult Learners seeking to obtain GED Certification and improve their literacy skills. These classes will be held this fall at PathWays PA's corporate office in Holmes, PA, as well as the CareerLink in Chester, PA.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Lauren Rodino at 610-543-5022 x 258.


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