We are pleased to announce support from the United Way and The Hassel Foundation for our education and health care programs, respectively.
The Law Center has received a $20,000 grant from the United Way to fund our education advocacy work for the years 2015-2017. The grant is part of the United Way’s impact grants that will fund over 200 projects in southeast Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. With support from United Way and other funders, we will work with parents, students, government officials and community leaders to ensure all Philadelphia school children have access to a high-quality public education. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania’s failure to fully fund education has left Philadelphia’s schools dangerously under-resourced. We will use this grant to help community stakeholders make their voices heard by promoting community engagement, including the continued use of myphillyschools.com, a website that allows parents and students to file complaints if students are being denied educational services. We will also analyze the impact of proposed funding formulas and provide legal and policy advice to our partners regarding policies and legislation.
The Law Center is also pleased to announce receipt of a $4,000 grant from The Hassel Foundation that will be used to provide legal and technical assistance to ensure continued availability of family planning services to low-income men, women and adolescents in southeastern Pennsylvania.