A lactation program run by Maternity Care Coalition encourages incarcerated new mothers to maintain their breast milk supply, reinforcing maternal bonds and providing health benefits to their newborns. | From: Generocity (Read more.)
An innovative lactation program encourages incarcerated new moms to maintain their breast milk supply, reinforcing maternal bonds and providing health benefits to their newborns. | From: Next City (Read more.)
Jason Miller is the CEO of Families Forward Philadelphia which meets the needs of Philadelphia’s homeless families. He joins Wake Up With WURD to talk about the organization and why homeless families are often looked over. | From: WURD Radio (Read more.)
From The Philadelphia Tribune: U.S. Census Bureau figures for 2017 released last week show nearly one in five children in America still lives in poverty, making them the poorest age group in our country. Almost one-third of the 39.7 million poor people in the United States are children. (Read more.)
From NBC10/Telemundo62: In Philadelphia, one in four people earns less than $20,000 per year. Now, community leaders including Otis Bullock are working to solve the problems that come along with economic insecurity.
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For Marrea Walker-Smith, the words still sting. “You aren’t going to be anything because you come from the housing project.” Decades ago, a 10th grade history teacher at Chester High School said those words to her in conversation. As soon as Walker-Smith’s mother, Dolores Walker, found out, she headed to the school and told the teacher she thought his comment was inappropriate and flat-out untrue. (Read more.)