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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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April Reppy

By April Reppy

Young Professionals Across Philadelphia

Fri, January 17, 2014

Young Professionals Across Philadelphia

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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Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

A Conversation with PA Department of Public Welfare Secretary Beverly Mackereth

Thu, November 14, 2013

A Conversation with PA Department of Public Welfare Secretary

UWGPSNJ convened a community conversation with 60 agency partners and Secretary Beverly Mackereth of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare to help foster an open dialogue about the work we do to improve lives and communities all throughout our region.

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Jill Michal

By Jill Michal

Putting Our Children First

Thu, August 29, 2013

Putting Our Children First

As a member of the Coalition for Effective Teaching, a broad alignment of youth-focused organizations in Philadelphia, we believe that how we recruit, develop and retain high-quality, effective teachers and principals matters at least as much as the bottom line.

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John Emge

By John Emge

Ducky Regatta a Splashing Success

Wed, August 28, 2013

Ducky Regatta a Splashing Success

This year, Cape May County’s largest and longest running community fundraiser turned 20 with a celebration fit for a king. In the end ─ true to any fundraiser’s definition of success ─ we raised a whole lot of cash, nearly $40,000 to be exact.

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April Reppy

By April Reppy

Fostering the NEXT Generation of Impact

Tue, August 13, 2013

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Over the past several years, much research has been conducted about Gen X/Y and the “next” generation of philanthropists. When I look to my peers, I see early careerists – motivated, determined and passionate – who choose to get involved with the organizations and causes that inspire them, that they relate to, and that demonstrate the greatest impact.

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