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Weekly Newsletter-Monday November 19, 2012

Weekly Newsletter

Week of November 19, 2012
This Week's Issues to Watch
Please Help Those Affected By Hurricane Sandy
Our thoughts are with the people recovering from the storm and with the families of those who lost their lives during the hurricane and its aftermath.

Join Us on November 28! 
PathWays PA  to Release Overlooked and Undercounted: Impact of the Great Recession as Measured by the Self-Sufficiency Standard of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
United Way, 1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia

Workforce Strategies Initiative

Creating a Conversation on Job Quality: Research, Advocacy and Communication Strategies for Workforce Development Leaders.
Tuesday, December 4 from 2-3:15EST

Presentations from:
Steven Dawson, Strategic Advisor, PHI(Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute)

Gregorio Casar, Business Liaison, Workers Defense Project

Do You Know Your Rights as a Consumer-Reach Out for HELP 

Not sure if you need a lawyer?
Call HELP: MLP to see if you qualify for free legal help with your housing, utilities, public benefits, credit, or debt problem.

Intake Hours: Tuesdays: 9-5 
Call:(610) 497-7395 or, e-mail Jordan
Adult Education Classes  

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.
PathWays PA in the News:
November 19, 2012:
Philadelphia Lawmaker Says He'll Try Again for Broad Paid Sick Leave Law-Read More

October 11, 2012:
PathWays PA releases 2012-2013 Self-Sufficiency Report "Overlooked and Undercounted" 

October 17, 2012:
1 in 4 PA households Struggle to make ends meet-Read More

October 18, 2012:
25% of PA households below poverty standard-Read More

The Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research
at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce:
Winter 2012 Community Symposium-The Racial Geography of Child Welfare
Wednesday November 28, 2012
8:30 - 10:30 AM
University of Pennsylvania Law School Levy Conference Center
3400 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Keynote Speaker-Dorothy Roberts, JD

Please register by email
Email or phone (215) 573-9779 

Bryn Mawr College Conference: 
"The Next Wave: Disruption, Transition, and a new Global Era for Women's Advancement"
December 4, 2012 
from 9:45 am to 6:15 pm 
McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall
Speakers will explore economic opportunity for women post-2015.
Please Contact Ruth Lindeborg if you have questions about the event.

Tell Your Governor If You Want Affordable Health Coverage!
The Obama administration has extended the deadline for states to submit their "blueprint" plans for state exchanges from November 16 until December 14.

Will your state be ready?  Check out where your state is in the process by consulting the Kaiser Family Foundation's online map.  Tell your Governor to stop delaying and commit to operating a state health insurance exchange! 
Pennsylvania is currently Undecided. Tell Governor Corbett to create the Healthcare Exchange:
(717) 787-2500 or Email.
PathWays PA Named Non-Profit of the Year by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce! Chamber of Commerce 
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Thursday October 11, 3 – 4 pm ET
Click here to register.
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