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Opinion: We have a duty to protect our children from spikes in RSV cases purpose

Sep. 20, 2021 3:40 pm

Opinion: We have a duty to protect our children from spikes in RSV cases

Philadelphia's Department of Health recently called attention to the drastic increase in RSV cases in Philadelphia this summer, says guest columnist Melissa Page.
APM pivots to virtual early education in response to COVID-19 purpose

Oct. 20, 2020 8:59 am

APM pivots to virtual early education in response to COVID-19

In its October 14 program, APM focused on the importance of early education in a virtual space, but the organization has been focused on that important first step of community building IRL for nearly 50 years.
Power Moves: Cynthia Figueroa appointed to lead City’s new Office of Children and Families people

Jan. 6, 2020 5:39 pm

Power Moves: Cynthia Figueroa appointed to lead City’s new Office of Children and Families

OCF merges the Department of Human Services (child welfare and juvenile justice); PHLpreK; Community Schools; and Prevention Support Services. 
Kids count: Report shows PA’s progress in helping children results

Aug. 13, 2015 2:11 pm

Kids count: Report shows PA’s progress in helping children

The Annie E. Casey Foundation, which focuses its grantmaking on helping children, has released its annual report looking at the state of child welfare in the United States. The 2015 Kids Count Data Book measures 16 indicators, four each in the domains of health, education, economic well-being, and family and community. With a few exceptions, […]
6 Key Topics to Read Up on Before May 19 purpose

May 14, 2015 12:08 pm

6 Key Topics to Read Up on Before May 19

Generocity.org covers social issues most relevant to where Philly is here and now. From food access in low-income neighborhoods to what the local impact funding scene looks like, our team is focused on giving our readers the tools they need to get involved and make their own kind of change happen. To that end, here’s […]
Pre-K for PA’s Push for Expanded Early Education Makes Headway results

Apr. 24, 2015 12:29 pm

Pre-K for PA’s Push for Expanded Early Education Makes Headway

Pre-K for PA is a non-partisan issue campaign that aims to expand access to pre-Kindergarten to all 3 to 4-year-olds in the state by 2018. Now in its second year, the campaign has reached what could be its first major legislative victory: Governor Tom Wolf has proposed $120 million in additional funds to early education, […]
Philadelphia’s First Spanish Immersion Preschool is Coming in January 2015 results

Oct. 13, 2014 11:50 am

Philadelphia’s First Spanish Immersion Preschool is Coming in January 2015

Melissa Page’s students were struggling with learning a new language at the magnet school where she taught Spanish and French in Philadelphia. “[My students] were getting so frustrated that they just didn’t have any kind of language ability–they were frustrated that they were doing something so foreign and different and I wanted to change that,” […]
William Penn Foundation and Drexel University Partner to Improve Early Education in West Philly Promise Zone people

Sep. 12, 2014 12:32 pm

William Penn Foundation and Drexel University Partner to Improve Early Education in West Philly Promise Zone

Drexel University and the William Penn Foundation are partnering to improve the quality of West Philadelphia child care centers by working with parents, caretakers, and community organizations. The effort will be coordinated by Drexel and funded by a three-year $1.8 million grant from William Penn. The West Philadelphia Promise Zone (a place-based community development program […]
Pre-K for PA Sends Open Letter to Gubernatorial Candidates people

May 26, 2014 2:01 pm

Pre-K for PA Sends Open Letter to Gubernatorial Candidates

.@wolfforpa @governorcorbett we ask that you keep the youngest citizens at the center of your campaign @PreK4PA http://t.co/TkiO4Gk32j — United Way GPSNJ (@PhillySJUnited) May 23, 2014 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, a member of Pre-K for PA, tweets the letter at gubernatorial candidates Tom Wolf and Tom Corbett Last week, […]