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PathWays PA Weekly Newsletter-Monday, January 7

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Week of January 7, 2013
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This Week's Issues to Watch

Anti Sex-Trafficking Documentary
"Very Young Girls" to be featured at Third Annual Human Trafficking Film and Discussion Night
Thursday, January 10 from 6PM-8PM
UPenn, Stiteler Hall located at 208 South 37th St. (between Walnut St and Locust Walk)

Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. 
For more information, please contact Carl Hill: (215) 951-5411 ext. 1122

PathWays PA AmeriCorps VISTAsand Center for Families Food Drive
The PathWays PA VISTAs are participating in a month long food drive with the
PathWays PA Center for Families and they need our help. Donations of cereals, snack foods, and non-perishable items are needed and can be dropped off at the PathWays PA home office located at 310 Amosland Rd. Holmes, PA 19043. 

For questions, please call (610) 543-5022 ext. 222 or 

Center for American Progress Hosting "Progressive State
Policies to Rebuild the Middle Class" 
Friday, January 11 from 10AM-11AM 
Featured Speakers:
Governor Martin O'Malley-(D-MD)
Hector Figueroa-President 32BJ SEIU

Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a discussion about what states can do to increase mobility, strengthen the middle class, and get the country back on track to broadly shared prosperity.  
PathWays PA Named Non-Profit of the Year by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce! Chamber of Commerce 
PathWays PA in the News:
December 17, 2012:
Lincoln National Corporation Gives PathWays PA $5,000 for MathWorks Program
December 13, 2012:Pamela Godwin: People on the MoveRead More 

December 10, 2012:
PathWays PA Receives $10,000 Donation
December 6, 2012:
PathWays PA particpates in Phillies Giving Week

December 2, 2012:
Housing Costs in Philadelphia More Than Federal Poverty Level Suggests

November 27, 2012: 
PathWays PA participating in #GivingTuesday

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

Free Small Business Legal ClinicsBeing Held This Month
The Welcoming Center and Philadelphia VIP are hosting two events where you can seek free legal advice for your small business. 

Pre-registration is required. 
Space is limited.
Tuesday, January 8 from 3PM-5PM at the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians located at 1617 JFK Blvd, Suite 555 Philadelphia, PA 19103
Register or call (215) 557-2626

Monday, January 21 from 10:30AM-12PM at Ballard Spahr Law Offices located at 1735 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19103
Register or call (215) 523-9565

Philadelphia Jewish Labor Committee Hosting Discussion "US Labor Law-A Political Battlefield"
Wednesday, January 9 at 6PM
Law Offices of Cohen, Pacitella and Roth, PC located at Two Commerce Square, 2001 Market St. Suite 2900
Featured Speaker:
Wilma Liebman-Former Chair of the National Labor Relations Board

A discussion on the current state of labor ins the U.S

Space is limited so please RSVP to Michael Hersch or 
(215) 668-5454

Workshop:  Green Jobs for Women

Tuesday, January 15 from 10AM-12PM 
at the Free Library of Philadelphia located at 19th and Vine sts.

Learn more about green jobs for women and resources available.

Sign the Petition to Save Tax TimeSavings Bonds

Savings bonds have become more accessible to families with an ability to purchase them directly on the tax form.

The elimination of paper bonds in the U.S. Savings Bond Program has made it harder for Americans to access these tried and true savings tools. Please sign the petition to protect the future of tax-time savings bonds.

Read more on this issue
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.


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Thursday October 11, 3 – 4 pm ET
Click here to register.
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