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Chris Murray

By Chris Murray

Made in America

Tue, July 29, 2014

Win tickets to Made in America Festival

For the third consecutive year, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey will benefit from the “Budweiser Made in America” music festival over Labor Day weekend.

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Barbara Saverino

By Barbara Saverino

We Need to Do More

Fri, July 18, 2014

Pre K for PA Image

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.

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Chris Murray

By Chris Murray

2014 Day of Action

Mon, June 23, 2014

2014 Day of Action

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.

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Diane Castelbuono

By Diane Castelbuono

Pre-K For PA sends an Open Letter to the Candidates for Pennsylvania Governor

Fri, May 23, 2014

Pre-K for PA sends Open Letter

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.

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Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

United Way on Capitol Hill

Wed, May 14, 2014

Capitol Hill Image

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.

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Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

Governor Corbett prevents SNAP cuts to 400,000 Pennsylvanians

Wed, April 02, 2014

Governor Corbett prevents SNAP cuts to 400,000 Pennsylvanians

Recently, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett prevented an estimated $3 billion in cuts to food stamps over the next 10 years.

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Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

President Obama Calls for Targeted Interventions

Mon, March 03, 2014

President Obama Calls for Targeted Interventions

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.

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Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

Gov. Christie’s NJ Budget Address

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.

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Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

Gov. Corbett’s 2014-2015 PA Budget Address

Thu, February 06, 2014

Gov. Corbett's 2014-2015 PA Budget Address

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.

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Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

Introducing Pre-K for PA

Fri, January 24, 2014

Pre-K for PA

“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.

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