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 year's Holiday Network, please fill out the Holiday Network Form.
to collect feedback regarding the impact of the 2012 budget cuts. They are looking for feedback from a diverse and robust group of nonprofits from around the state, including Greater Philadelphia.
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.
Read. Write. Work. Adult Literacy in Delaware County
Please join us on November 16 to connect with other community leaders while learning about the adult literacy services currently provided, how well they meet the demands 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
A Conversation with Elected Officials
Friday April 12, 2013 8:30am-10:30am
The Bucks County Women's Advocacy Coalition will host the forum at the BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2040 Street Road, Warrington, PA.
Breakfast and attendee sign-in will begin promptly at 8 a.m.
Yesterday, Pennsylvania's Department of Public Welfare announced that it was sending a request to the USDA to re-implement asset tests to ascertain eligibility for the SNAP (food stamp) program. If the request goes through, asset limits will go into effect on May 1, 2012.
Implementing an "asset test" means that in addition to income eligibility guidelines, applicants may not have above a certain amount in additional resources. Under the proposed measure, Pennsylvanians with more than $2,000 in savings or assets ($3,250 for adults 60 and over) would not be able to obtain food stamps, even if they meet income guidelines…
On Wednesday June 5, a bipartisan group of State Senators and Representatives will be hosting a press conference at the PA State Capitol in Harrisburg to announce "The Family Care Act" - a bill that will establish a statewide family and medical leave program.
If you live in Pennsylvania, please make a plan to vote in the primaries on May 21. You can see a list of upcoming elections in all states here. Please use and share our guide to make it easier to prepare for Election Day.
***If you have any issues on Election Day, please call 1-866-OUR-VOTE. Issues may include (but are not limited to): being told the wrong date/time to vote; not being allowed to cast a provisional ballot; being intimidated or challenged at the polls. Be sure to bring this number with you when you vote!***
Who is running for office?
In Pennsylvania, voters will choose candidates for judges, school boards, and local government positions. The candidates who win will go on to the General Election in November. You can only vote for candidates running in your party in the Pennsylvania primaries unless there is a special election. Several districts will be holding special elections on May 21 - you can find the list here.
There are a few places you can go to check out your bal…