An examination of Free Library of Philadelphia branch operating hours showed that neighborhood branches in communities with high poverty rates often close earlier and more often than those in areas with low poverty rates. (Read more.)
On today’s show we have Justin Ennis who is the Executive Director, ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships. He joins Wake Up With WURD to talk about after school programs in Philadelphia and also to talk about an after school program fair that will be happening Sept. 22 (Read more.)
From The Philadelphia Tribune: In today’s world of advanced technology and globalization it is extremely difficult to have financial stability without the foundation of a good pre-school, K-12 and post-secondary education, whether that is certification for a valued skill, additional training, community college or four-year college degree. (Read more.)
From The Philadelphia Tribune: Historical standards for what constitutes poverty have improved and therefore the anti-poverty movement has been a success. While this analysis may take into account those historical factors that describe conditions of poverty, it grossly understates the human suffering and intergenerational character of poverty as viewed by those of us who continue to fight this insidious war. (Read more.)
Resolve Philadelphia supported Fun Times to produce a series about the role of historically Black colleges and universities as engines of economic mobility. See their reporting, which was the cover story of their July/August print edition, at the links below.
From Generocity: On a home visit, a service provider visits an expecting mother or a parent and young child in their home to discuss maternal health, early childhood development and parent coaching. According to a report by the National Home Visiting Resource Center, these programs can improve infant health, parent-child relationships and early childhood education. (Read more.)
From Philadelphia Media Network: A 2017 study by researchers at the University of Memphis found that 64 percent of African American children, 45 percent of Hispanic children, and 40 percent of Caucasian children in the United States have no or low swimming ability, putting them at risk for drowning. (Read more.)
From The Philadelphia Public School Notebook: The Field Center is working with eight area colleges and universities in a Foster Care to College program to provide the support that foster youth need to get to and through college. (Read more.)