Fri, July 18, 2014
The $29 billion Pennsylvania state budget that Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law on July 10 includes a $10 million increase for Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts – an amount estimated to enable 1,670 more children to participate in high-quality pre-k programs.
Mon, June 23, 2014
In honor of the 2014 Day of Action, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) in local communities throughout our region promoted volunteerism and advocacy.
Fri, May 23, 2014
This week, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and our Pre-K for PA partners released an open letter to the gubernatorial candidates that Pennsylvanians support high-quality pre-k.
Wed, May 14, 2014
Driving measurable, lasting Impact requires all of us to raise our voices – in big ways and small – to make sure elected officials understand our communities’ challenges and how the decisions they make impact our most vulnerable neighbors.
Wed, April 02, 2014
Recently, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett prevented an estimated $3 billion in cuts to food stamps over the next 10 years.
Mon, March 03, 2014
We hope you heard the poignant words that President Barack Obama shared at the unveiling of his My Brother’s Keeper initiative yesterday, which hinges on a streamlined approach to helping more boys and young men of color achieve their full potential.
Fri, February 28, 2014
This week, Gov. Chris Christie delivered his 2014 budget address, which kicked off this year’s budgetary process for the state of New Jersey. While it was clear that there may be a number of tough choices ahead for elected officials, the governor’s remarks also indicated a willingness to consider additional investment in education, including increased support for pre-K for more of New Jersey’s children — an investment that would pay dividends for the state for years to come. Click here for more detail on the proposed budget.
Thu, February 06, 2014
Although this is just the start of a much longer process over the next few months, it does signal some level of recognition for the need for increased funding, particularly in the area of Education, which is a critical linchpin in the long term success of our region.
Fri, January 24, 2014
“Pre-K for PA” is a new two-year campaign through which we’ll advocate for more public funding for high-quality early education, so that EVERY 3 and 4 year old in Pennsylvania has access to the same opportunity to succeed in school and in life.
Fri, January 17, 2014
On Wednesday, United Way’s Project NEXT and Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art hosted various young professionals groups for Young Professionals Across Philadelphia, a networking event designed to bring together like-minded young people committed to philanthropy.
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