Today in Your Neighborhood: Candlelight Against Cuts"
Working families across the country are holding
candlelight events to urge Congress to say no to cuts to benefits for
Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security, and to end tax cuts for the
richest 2%. If you are interested, you can join an event near you.
finds that nearly 6.5 million U.S. teens and young adults
are neither in school nor in the workforce. With employment among young
people at its lowest levels since the 1950s, these youth are veering
toward chronic unemployment as adults and failing to gain the skills
employers need in the 21st century.
PathWays PA Named Non-Profit of the Year by the Greater
Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce!
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.
discretionary" or "NDD"
programs refer to core functions the government provides for the benefit
of all, including medical and scientific research; education and job
training; infrastructure; public safety and law enforcement; public health;
weather monitoring and environmental protection; natural and cultural
resources;housing and social services; and international
If you support
a balanced approach, including one that does not include further cuts to
NDD programs, please contact Congress and let them know. These links will
take you to House and Senate contact lists.
Add the Children's Defense Fund
"Be Careful What You Cut" Campaign to Your Website
The campaign is designed to bring the real dangers of
cutting child investments into sharp focus, and to build the public will
and make the economic case to protect children from budget cuts.
The ads and infographs are available for free here and CDF's
communications team can answer questions or provide assistance in
downloading/ posting/ sharing them.
If you have questions, please contact Scott Jacobsen or call:
Established in the 1930s, when the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) began developing basic food plans at varying costs,
all with the goal of providing consumers with "practical and
economic advice on healthful eating." SNAP benefits are calculated
using the Thrifty Food Plan, which is the lowest of four cost plans and
has its origins in one that was developed for short-term or emergency
Job schedules matter in many ways. For all workers, it helps when an employer is responsive to a request for a needed schedule change. And far too many workers have volatile and potentially destabilizing schedules. If you don't know when you are supposed to be at work until the last minute, how do you arrange child care or transportation? If your total hours fluctuate from week to week, how do you budget for rent and food?
To address these issues and emerging policy opportunities, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is hosting and sponsoring three Job Schedules Matter audio conferences.
The conferences, which are co-sponsored by the Center for Popular Democracy and the National Women's Law Center, will include comments from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressman George Miller on why they introduced the Schedules that Work Act. You'll also hear from workers about their…
HB 2429, which would allow predatory payday lending in Pennsylvania, is scheduled for a committee vote on Wednesday, June 6.
Pennsylvania currently has one of the strongest laws against payday lending in the country. If passed, HB 2429 would weaken the law by creating loopholes that payday lenders can use to charge exorbitant rates. Under this law, lenders could charge interest of up to 300%. You can read more about the proposed legislation here. You can also read a policy brief about "credit services" lending here.
Research from the U.S. Department of Defense and experience of other states show that payday loans are damaging enough to require a 36% annual rate cap on fees and interest for payday loans made to active duty military families. Payday loans hurt our communities and should not be given a foothold in PA.
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) will host two public conference calls in October. Information on the calls follows below: Breakfast Matters - Effective Messaging: Getting Positive Press in your Community
Thursday October 11, 3 – 4 pm ET Click here to register.
Learn tips from a national communications firm about how to place your stories with local media and receive positive press coverage for your program.
* Jon Dickl, School Nutrition Director, Knox County Schools, Tennessee
* Amber LaCroix, BRG Communications
Afterschool Meals Matter - Community Partnerships
Wednesday, October 17, at 1:00 pm EST
Click here to register.
Learn how you can connect with a myriad of community partners, from parent groups to corporate volunteer programs, who can offer you and your program their time, energy, and support. Community partners can assist you with meal preparation, programming, outreach to increase your participation, and ultimately to help build up community support and in…