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Weekly Newsletter-Monday, November 26

Weekly Newsletter

Week of November 26, 2012
This Week's Issues to Watch
Join Us this Wednesday, 
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
Restaurant Opportunity Center
2013 National Diners Guide Release & Brunch
December, 5  
10:30 AM
-2:00 PM

Fergie's Pub
1213 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

ROC National Diners' Guide 2012 provides information on the wage, benefits, and promotion practices of the 150 most popular restaurants in America. 

2012 Food Nutrition Coalition Annual Meeting
Thursday December 6, 2012
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

You can attend in-person at any of the 8 USDA FNS locations across the country or remotely
Click to Register
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

November 19, 2012:
Councilman Greenlee says Paid Sick Days Bill to be Introduced in January

November 23, 2012:
Councilman Seeks Support for Paid Sick Days

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
"Be the Hero of Your Story"-online Q&A with Whitney Johnson author of "Dare, Dream, Do:Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream"
Tomorrow, November 27 at 1:00 PM 
2012 PA Conference for Women Speaker Whitney Johnson will discuss how we can become our own heroes by disrupting our behavior and by taking on challenges that allow us to grow in our careers. 
FRAC Webinar on Public Support for Food Stamps
Monday December, 3 2012
FRAC and Hart Research will discuss the latest polling research, implications and messages for anti-hunger advocates, and how proposed cuts to SNAP are met by broad opposition. 
Child and Family Policy Forum
"Beyond School Improvement: Partnering to Strengthen Educational Opportunities for Urban Children and
Thursday December 6, 2012 
from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM CST 
This forum will provide opportunities to explore questions around illustrations of partnerships initiated and supported by a public agencies and a major community institution.
Women's Opportunity Awards Program:
Helping Women Live Their Dreams
The program assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

Awards range from $3,000-$10,000

Learn About the Violet Richardson Award given to women 14-17 who make their community a better place.
PathWays PA Named Non-Profit of the Year by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce! Chamber of Commerce 
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