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  • Friday, May 13, 2016 1:15 PM | Sonnya Nieves (Administrator)

    How Schools Can Help Break the Cycle of Poverty: A Whole Child Approach

    More than 16 million children in the United States—nearly one out of four—live below the federal poverty level with their families earning less than $23,550 annually. These low-income households face many challenges, from lacking economic resources, to little or no access to health and wellness care. Children raised in poverty often have to go without critical basics such as a well-balanced meal or reading glasses, putting them at a severe disadvantage when they enter school.

    Click here to learn more about how schools can help.

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016 9:57 AM | Sonnya Nieves (Administrator)

    The People's Emergency Center issued a policy brief indicating "historic increases in the number of children and youth experiencing homelessness in United States and Pennsylvania"

    24,504 Children and Youth in Pennsylvania and 1,301,239 in the United States experienced homelessness in the 2013-2014 School Year -- reading and math scores dramatically declined.

     

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  • Thursday, October 22, 2015 7:47 PM | Anonymous

    What is Act 71? What resources are available to SSW's and HSV's across the state about Act 71? Please see the attached document for additional helpful information about Act 71.

    /resources/Documents/Act%2071%20handout.pdf

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