We are pleased to announce that on January 24, 2013, Philadelphia City Council will be honoring PathWays PA for being named the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce's Non-Profit Organization of the Year! Please join us for the citation presentation at 10 AM in room 400 of City Hall.
You may have noticed that this flu season has caught the attention of the news media.
CNN Money, 6ABC, Business Finance Magazine, and The Philadelphia Inquirer are among those reporting on the lack of paid sick days. Now, you have the opportunity to do something about it.
On January 24, Philadelphia's City Council will reintroduce The Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, a bill that ensures all workers in Philadelphia can earn up to 7 paid "sick and safe" days each year to be used in the event of illness or domestic violence.
Please join PathWays PA and the Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces in ensuring that all workers have the opportunity to care for themselves and their family members in times of illness. You can join us at City Council on January 24 at 10 AM, sign our petition, call City Council at 215-686-2840, or learn more about the issue at phillyearnedsickdays.com.
Do You Know People Who Can't Afford Their Co-Pay? Share Their Story!
Some former GA recipients have been telling us they are finding it difficult to get the prescription medicine they need. Because they have lost the cash grant, they don't have the co-pay.
The law is very clear. The Pharmacy must provide the medicine even if the patient can't make the co-pay.
If you have a story that will help explain just how difficult life is for those thrown off of GA, please call Lance Haver at (215) 906-6230. These stories are important to share with legislators and the news media as individuals continue to face problems after the end of GA.
The Philly DoGooder competition was created to bring together community organizations with filmmakers to help raise awareness for the organizations, access skilled resources, and deliver messages in a new, creative manner. Five winners will receive up to $50,000 in in-kind services to address areas of need within their organization
has made an important acknowledgment that a parent's need to care for his or her child lasts beyond the years when the child is a minor.
This new guidance provides needed clarification about when a parent may take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for an adult child, and it will mean that more sons and daughters with disabilities and serious health conditions will be able to get the critical care they need from their parents.
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.
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…