Thursday, January 31, 2013

Webinar TODAY on Achieving Employment Equity

Register for a  free webinar
today beginning at 11AM to discuss what regional, industry focused workforce development partnerships – sector initiatives – can do to address the problem of employment disparities by race and ethnicity. You'll learn about the problem of employment disparities. Then, sector initiative leaders will share what they are doing to address those disparities – and what your industry-focused workforce development partnership can do to make a difference. Panelists include:
• Algernon Austin Director, Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy Economic Policy Institute 
• Saru Jayaraman Co-Founder and Co-Director, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United Director, Food Labor Research Center, UC Berkeley Labor Center 
• Hnin Hnin National High Road Coordinator, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United 
• John Gardner Director of Business Services, Worksystems Workforce Investment Manager, Construction Apprenticeship and Workforce Solutions

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Growing Number of Working Poor

Nearly a third of the nation’s working families earn salaries so low that they struggle
to pay for their necessities, according to a new report.

Analyzing 2011 data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the report said that 32% of working families earned salaries that put them below double the poverty threshold. For a family of four, double the poverty threshold was $45,622. That percentage has crept up from 28% in 2007, the year the recession began. Families that are below 200% of the poverty level are considered "in poverty".  The report has made a clear distinction that working families are falling within the poverty lines, increasing the number of working poor families in the country.

The growth in the ranks of the working poor coincides with continued growth in income inequality. Many of the occupations experiencing the fastest job growth during the recovery also pay poorly. Among them are retail jobs, food preparation, clerical work and customer assistance.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Weekly Newsletter-Monday, January 28




Weekly Newsletter

Week of January 28, 2013
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We're Providing FREE Prep Again This Year!
Tell Your Friends!

PathWays PA's Self Sufficiency team wants to remind you to take advantage of our free tax preparation service. 

Our basic tax preparation service provides free tax filing for households whose income does not exceed $51,000.  We also want to reach tax filers who are disabled or who do not speak English as their first language.  Our goal is help tax filers access their Earned Income and other tax credits.  
We are offering a number of service locations, including SEPTA's Suburban Station where you can drop off you tax forms to be done while you are at work, or you can make an appointment.
This Week's Issues to Watch
:: IT'S THE LAST WEEK TO VOTE FOR OUR VIDEO ON PHILLY DOGOODER
:: ASK YOUR SENATOR TO SUPPORT VAWA REAUTHORIZATION
:: JOIN ONE BILLION RISING ON VALENTINE'S DAY
:: NEW NATIONAL ELDER ECONOMIC STANDARD AVAILABLE

Last Week to Vote for PathWays PA's DoGooder Video!


The Philly DoGooder competition was created to bring together community organizations with filmmakers to help raise awareness for the organizations, access skilled resources, and deliver messages in a new, creative manner. Five winners will receive up to $50,000 in in-kind services to address areas of need within their organization.

Voters can cast a vote once per day.

Watch our video and VOTE HERE! 

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) re-introduced in

the Senate. Help Us Pass the Bill!

Last week, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Michael Crapo (R-ID) introduced S. 47, a strong, bipartisan bill that would reauthorize the landmark Violence Against Women Act! 
This bill closely mirrors the bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Leahy and Crapo last Congress and would improve VAWA programs and strengthen protections for all victims of violence.
Call your Senator at (202) 224-3121 and ask them to support S. 47. Look up your Senator.
Catch-Up with PathWays PA in the News:
January 24, 2013
City Council to Debate Paid Sick Leave

City Council Re-introduces Bill Extending Paid Sick Leave

January 11, 2013
MLK Day Food Drive with PathWays PA
December 17, 2012:
Lincoln National Corporation Gives PathWays PA $5,000 for MathWorks Program
December 13, 2012:Pamela Godwin: People on the MoveRead More 


December 10, 2012:
PathWays PA Receives $10,000 Donation
 
December 6, 2012:
PathWays PA particpates in Phillies Giving Week

December 2, 2012:
Housing Costs in Philadelphia More Than Federal Poverty Level Suggests
 

Join the One Billion Rising Campaign on February 14 andSupport All Women!

V-Day, an organization who advocates to end violence against women around the world, is celebrating its 15th anniversary with the One Billion Rising Campaign.

They invite everyone to dance, rise up, and demand an end to the violence.

There will be a number of events taking place throughout the day in Philadelphia including a FREE Zumba session in Love Park at 2:14PM sponsored by Women's Way.


New National Elder Economic Security Standard Now Available

TheGerontology Institute of the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts has just released a new, updated version of the
National Elder Economic Security Standard Index report.
The report highlights the growing cost of health care for the elderly across all states and estimates that a married couple must have between $29,448 and $32,204 to meet all expenses in the U.S.
Adult Education Classes  

PathWays PA will be holding a series of Adult Education classes for Adult Learners seeking to obtain GED Certification and improve their literacy skills. These classes will be held this fall at PathWays PA's corporate office in Holmes, PA, as well as the CareerLink in Chester, PA.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Lauren Rodino at 610-543-5022 x 258.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Weekly Newsletter-Tuesday January, 22 2013




Weekly Newsletter

Week of January 22, 2013
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Join PathWays PA at City Council on Thursday!
Chamber of Commerce
We are pleased to announce that on January 24, 2013, Philadelphia City Council will be honoring PathWays PA for being named the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce's Non-Profit Organization of the Year!  Please join us for the citation presentation at 10 AM in room 400 of City Hall.
This Week's Issues to Watch
:: Join PathWays PA at City Council on Thursday!
:: Support Earned Sick Days in Philadelphia!
:: Vote for PathWays PA's DoGooder Video Today!
:: FMLA Extends Care to Adult Children
:: Join CeaseFire PA to Take a Stand Against Gun Violence

Support Earned Sick Days in Philadelphia!
You may have noticed that this flu season has caught the attention of the news media.

CNN Money, 6ABC, Business Finance Magazine, and The Philadelphia Inquirer are among those reporting on the lack of paid sick days. Now, you have the opportunity to do something about it.

On January 24, Philadelphia's City Council will reintroduce The Healthy Families and Workplaces Act, a bill that ensures all workers in Philadelphia can earn up to 7 paid "sick and safe" days each year to be used in the event of illness or domestic violence.

Please join PathWays PA and the Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces in ensuring that all workers have the opportunity to care for themselves and their family members in times of illness.  You can join us at City Council on January 24 at 10 AM, sign our petition, call City Council at 215-686-2840, or learn more about the issue at phillyearnedsickdays.com.

Do You Know People Who Can't Afford Their Co-Pay? Share Their Story!
Some former GA recipients have been telling us they are finding it difficult to get the prescription medicine they need.  Because they have lost the cash grant, they don't have the co-pay.

The law is very clear.  The Pharmacy must  provide the medicine even if the patient can't make the co-pay. 

If you have a story that will help explain just how difficult life is for those thrown off of GA, please call Lance Haver at (215) 906-6230.  These stories are important to share with legislators and the news media as individuals continue to face problems after the end of GA.
PathWays PA in the News:
January 11, 2013
MLK Day Food Drive with PathWays PA
December 17, 2012:
Lincoln National Corporation Gives PathWays PA $5,000 for MathWorks Program
December 13, 2012:Pamela Godwin: People on the MoveRead More 


December 10, 2012:
PathWays PA Receives $10,000 Donation
 
December 6, 2012:
PathWays PA particpates in Phillies Giving Week

December 2, 2012:
Housing Costs in Philadelphia More Than Federal Poverty Level Suggests
 

Vote for PathWays PA's 
DoGooder Video Today!


The Philly DoGooder competition was created to bring together community organizations with filmmakers to help raise awareness for the organizations, access skilled resources, and deliver messages in a new, creative manner. Five winners will receive up to $50,000 in in-kind services to address areas of need within their organization

Voters can cast a vote once per day.

Watch our video and VOTE HERE! 

FMLA Extends Care to AdultChildren

The Department of Labor (DOL) 
has made an important acknowledgment that a parent's need to care for his or her child lasts beyond the years when the child is a minor. 

This new guidance provides needed clarification about when a parent may take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for an adult child, and it will mean that more sons and daughters with disabilities and serious health conditions will be able to get the critical care they need from their parents. 
You can read the entire clarification here.

Join CeaseFire PA to Take a Stand Against Gun Violence
Wednesday, January 23 at Noon in the East Wing Rotunda of the Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
Join CeaseFirePA supporters for our Day of Action. Together, we can send a clear message that we won't wait any longer for common sense reforms that create stronger gun laws in our state.
Adult Education Classes  

PathWays PA will be holding a series of Adult Education classes for Adult Learners seeking to obtain GED Certification and improve their literacy skills. These classes will be held this fall at PathWays PA's corporate office in Holmes, PA, as well as the CareerLink in Chester, PA.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Lauren Rodino at 610-543-5022 x 258.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Please Vote for PathWays PA as a DoGooder!

Vote at http://bit.ly/PWDoGooder
PathWays PA has an entry in the Philly DoGooder awards, and we need your help to win!

Please vote today (and every day) until January 31! You can vote for PathWays PA at http://www.phillyinfocus.com/dogooder-awards/#!/entry/1000588 and invite your friends to do the same. Here is a sample tweet/Facebook post:

The Path Begins with a Knock deserves to win! Have your say by voting now @ http://bit.ly/PWDoGooder & tell your friends! #phillydogooder

You can also get reminders to vote (for free) at www.mymemorizer.com. Sign up for the free service and then subscribe to our group calendar at http://bit.ly/ZbLyGL. You can choose whether you want messages sent to your email or by text message and when you want the messages to arrive.

Free Flu Vaccines for Restaurant Workers - Jan. 22 12-4pm


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From our friends at the Restaurant Opportunities Center Philadelphia To get involved with the Restaurant Opportunities Center, a national restaurant workers organization, or to learn more about their work with the Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces earned sick day campaign in Philadelphia, please email sheila@rocunited.org.

Sign up online:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dEowdnU5ekFMekdUWTQ0VVhkVDZ2eHc6MQ

During the worst flu season in a decade, 93% of restaurant workers in Philadelphia do not have access to health insurance or earned sick days. As a result 2/3 of restaurant workers have reported having to work while sick. The lack of sick days afforded to restaurant workers creates a breeding ground for a public health crisis during flu season. According to the American Journal of Public Health, lack of paid sick time led to an estimated 5 million additional cases of H1N1 flu in 2009.

In order to keep restaurant workers, their families and consumer safe during restaurant week, the Restaurant Opportunities Center and Thomas Jefferson University, Center for Urban Studies are partnering to provide free flu vaccinations for restaurant workers.

Vaccines will take place on January 22 from 12-4pm at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Center for Urban Health. 211 South 9th St, Suite 313 (across the street from the NeuroScience Hospital).

To register for a vaccine, please fill out the form here.

Please also take a moment to sign the petition asking City Councilman James Kenney (former restaurant worker) to vote YES on the earned sick day bill coming before City Council Jan. 24, 2013.http://www.change.org/petitions/councilman-james-kenney-vote-yes-on-earned-sick-days

Congress Passes Uninterrupted Scholars Act to Assist Foster Children

The Uninterrupted Scholars Act, passed over the summer by Congress, addresses inconsistent provisions of federal law. It now allows the caseworker
legally responsible for the care and protection of the child to gain access to the educational records. They may re-disclose information to other agencies only for the purpose of meeting the child's educational needs.

Additionally, education records may be released pursuant to court order without notice to a parent when a parent is a party to a court proceeding in a dependency matter. Nonparty parents would still have to be notified before records could be released.

With this charge, foster children will no longer face the prospect of repeating classes or even grades due to undisclosed records and allow them to continue with their normal educational path. The President is expected to sign the bill in the coming days.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Community College Students Being Hit by Pell Grant Changes

Enrollment at Community College of Philadelphia fell 4% last fall, and officials suspect tightened eligibility guidelines for federal financial aid are in part to blame. Full-time student enrollment on its own took an even bigger hit, dropping 8.3%, from 5,540 in fall 2011 to 5,076 last fall.

College costs more than doubled in four years, to $35.6 billion in 2010, because of an increase in recipients and a rise in the maximum Pell Grant award (the maximum award for the current 2012-2013 grant year is $5,550). But college officials say the recent changes, which include a lower income cap to guarantee eligibility, fewer semesters of eligibility, and elimination of summer grants, will deny some of the most vulnerable students the chance to finish college.
Student loan borrowing is already at record high levels. The loss or reduction of Pell grant eligibility will force many low income students to borrow a larger amount. Community colleges are likely to be hit particularly hard because of the compositions of their student bodies. At CCP, more than half - nearly 16,000 students - received $47.7 million in Pell grants last year, said Community College of Philadelphia president Stephen M. Curtis.
Questions about Pell Grants and eligibility? Visit: Department of Education Website

Monday, January 14, 2013

PathWays PA Job Openings - January 14, 2013

Basic Center Program Manager – Philadelphia, PA
The Basic Center Program Manager shall be a mature individual who possesses the ability to identify with and adapt to the goals and philosophies of the program. They shall understand the clinical and concrete day-to-day issues that teen girls struggle with and shall posses the knowledge to generate and promote programming to address those issues. They shall possess the ability to promote team cohesiveness and foster a non-punitive, strength-based environment. The candidate's race, age, sex, religion, orientation or state of disability shall not be considered when hiring for this position. Be available by phone 24/7. Ensure that program census remains at capacity. Responsible for the overall BCP operations. BSW or related bachelor's degree is required. Please fax your resume to: 610-328-2807, attention: BD/LD

Part-Time Adult Teacher – Philadelphia, PA
PathWays PA is in need of a teacher to teach adult education (ABE/GED). Classes will be held in NW Philadelphia. Pay is competitive. INSTRUCTOR SHOULD HAVE EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH ADULTS. A Bachelor's degree is a minimum requirement. Please fax resumes to: LD/LK/PHILLY at 610-328-2807.

Part-Time Adult Teacher – Delaware County, PA
PathWays PA is in need of a teacher to teach adult education (ABE/GED). Classes will be held in the evenings in Delaware County. Pay is competitive. INSTRUCTOR SHOULD HAVE EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH ADULTS. A Bachelor's degree is a minimum requirement. Please fax resumes to: LD/LK at 610-328-2807.

Life Skills Counselor - Chester, PA
The Chester TLP Life Skill Counselor must have a BSW or a Bachelors degree in a related field with at least two years experience providing direct services to individuals and/or families. The Life Skills Counselor will be responsible for delivering direct face to face services to clients both in an in home setting as well as in the office and/or commercial/community space. The Life Skills Coordinator will provide weekly self esteem groups and life skills enhancement groups as well as weekly individual case management sessions. The Life Skills Counselor will attend appointments with clients sporadically as needed or as directed. The life skills counselor must be available by cell phone at all times and be available to work weekends and evenings as necessary. This is a full-time, exempt position. Please e-mail or fax resumes to: 610-328-2807, attention: CL/LD/LIFE.

Site Monitor
The Site Monitor will be responsible for conducting unannounced curfew, safety and visitor checks at the program apartments, and will assist in handling after hours emergencies. They are available seven days a week between the hours of 8:00 pm and 2:00 am. This is a 10-hour per week position. The site monitor's position has no specific educational requirements. However, a GED or high school diploma is preferred. It is imperative that monitor has the ability to deescalate situations and interact appropriately with clients. This is a part-time position. Please e-mail or fax resumes to: 610-328-2807, attention: CL/LD/TLP.

Cook
Experience in bulk food preparation. The cook/kitchen coordinator shall possess the skills necessary to prepare meals for large groups of people (40-50) and shall have knowledge of nutrition and nutritional meal planning. She/he shall have the ability to understand and follow the USDA mandated guidelines. The cook/kitchen coordinator shall possess the ability to manage food and kitchen supplies. The ideal candidate will have the ability to interact with people and will be flexible and tolerant in dealing with our residents. Prefer GED/HS Diploma. SERVSafe certification required - NO EXCEPTIONS! Must have reliable independent transportation. Location is not accessible by public transportation. Please e-mail or fax resumes to: LD/CFF at 610-328-2807.

Case Manager - CFF
Delco Group home - Full-time to provide case management. Coordination of mom's and children's medical and mental health services. Ability to facilitate children's after school program. Must have understanding of homelessness and child welfare issues. Knowledge of community resources helpful. Valid driver's license and independent travel required. BSW or related degree required. Please e-mail or fax Resumes to LD/CFF 610-328-2807.

Childcare Educator
Child Learning Center at Delco Group home. Must have knowledge of early childhood development and ability to nurture and promote positive growth in pre-school age children. AA in Early Childhood Education preferred. Salary $12/hour. E-mail or fax resume to LD/CFF 610-328-2807.

Residential Advisor - Delaware County
PathWays PA needs a caring and motivated individuals to provide support and supervision for our Delaware County group home serving women and children; HS/GED, Associates Degree and experience preferred. 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM and alternate weekends. Second position will work 9:00 PM to 9:00 AM every other Friday and Saturday. E-mail or fax resumes to: LD/CFF at 610-328-2807.

Residential Advisor (Part-time/Weekends) - Philadelphia
PathWays PA needs a caring and motivated individual to provide support and supervision for our Philadelphia group home serving women and children; HS/GED, Associates Degree and experience in a residential setting preferred. Weekend hours: 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Saturday and Sunday. Email or fax resumes to: LD/BCP at 610-328-2807.

Residential Advisor
For Philadelphia and Delaware County group homes serving women and children. Looking for individuals who would be able to fill in as-needed during the week, weekends and nights. HS/GED, Associates Degree and experience preferred. Delaware County location would require independent transportation. Please indicate if you are interested in both or one particular location. E-mail or fax resumes to JL/SIL at 610-328-2807.

Part-time Math and English Teacher
PathWays PA is in need of a Math, English and Science teacher to teach Healthcare Contextualized Math, English and Science to adult students preparing for the TEAS test and other careers in the healthcare sector. Classes will be held late afternoons and/or evenings and weekends in the Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery County areas. The classes will run for 6-8 weeks with 1, 2 or 3 classes per week. 6-8 hours per week and 1 hour of paid prep per week. Pay is competitive. INSTRUCTOR SHOULD HAVE EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH ADULTS. A Bachelor's degree is a minimum requirement. Please fax resumes to: LD/EVE at 610-328-2807.

Career Coach/Job Developer
Work with Adult Basic Education/GED students on job-readiness, employment, career advancement, continuing education. Provide case management services to about 200 participants a year through small-group and individual assistance. Engage employers to promote job opportunities. Recruit and coordinate tutors and work in collaboration with teachers to promote achievement. Bachelor's Degree required. E-mail or fax resumes to:LK/L /CC/JD 610-328-2807.

Trauma-Informed Therapist
PathWays PA is seeking quality therapists to provide trauma-informed therapeutic services to women, teen mothers and teen girls in their homes. Must be trained in trauma-informed services and be familiar with the Sanctuary Model; must also be comfortable addressing sexual abuse, intimate partner violence and crisis intervention. Need to be flexible to work around clients' schedules. Degree in social work or psychology required; license preferred. Philadelphia and some Delco area. Full-time and Part-time position available. Fax resumes to: BD/LD 610-328-2807

DelCoAD Program Manager
DelCoAD is a coalition of agencies, educational and financial institutions dedicated to building the financial health and stability of individuals and families in Delaware County, PA. Primary focus is to provide free tax preparation as a component of a year-round campaign linking individuals and families to asset building resources. DelCoAD is looking to hire one person to provide overall coordination and support to DelCoAD.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • VITA
    • Provide overall site development
    • Coordinate with IRS, help DelCoAD VITA sites get up and running for tax season.
    • Identify Site Coordinators,
    • Assess volunteer recruitment needs
    • Troubleshoot technical issues.
    • Conduct Volunteer Recruitment, Training and Management:
    • Work with Colleges, Universities, and interested corporate/community sources to recruit volunteers.
    • Schedule and deliver volunteer training, manage placements and provide general support to volunteers.
    • Manage overall operations of tax sites
    • Develop relationships with individual site managers
    • Provide regular monitoring of all tax sites during tax season including on-site visits
    • Trouble shooting,
    • Review of quality measures and policies and procedures
    • Ensure tax sites have data collection systems in place to track information needed for funder reports 
  • Delco AD:
    • Meetings
    • Schedule and facilitate meetings
    • Take and distribute meeting minutes
    • Manage yahoo email distribution group
    • Marketing
    • Develop list of Delco AD Vita sites for public and internal use
    • Write press releases
    • Oversee disbursement of outreach materials
    • Monitor DelcoAD website
    • Operations
    • Develop and manage annual program budgets
    • Assist with implementation of strategic plan
  • Development/Outreach:
    • Take lead in organizing special events
    • Identify and participate in appropriate community events
    • Share DelcoAD information with non profits and for profits
    • Identify funding opportunities and complete necessary applications and grant requests

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree
Previous experience with VITA or computer tax preparation (candidate will need to re-certify for 2012 tax year)
Strong basic computer skills such word processing, spreadsheets; knowledge of databases preferred
Strong communications skills, both written and oral; Strong work ethic, good organizational skills
Commitment to the mission of DelCoAD and to working with low-income populations
Local travel is required to travel to partner agencies for monthly meetings, site visits to VITA sites, and meetings with potential partners/stakeholders--reliable transportation a MUST. How to apply:

Please fax a cover letter and resume to: 610-328-2807, attention: LD/LK/DELCOAD


PathWays PA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Weekly Newsletter-Monday January 14, 2013



Weekly Newsletter

Week of January 14, 2013
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Vote for PathWays PA's DoGooder Video Today!


The Philly DoGooder competition was created to bring together community organizations with filmmakers to help raise awareness for the organizations, access skilled resources, and deliver messages in a new, creative manner. Five winners will receive up to $50,000 in in-kind services to address areas of need within their organization

Voters can cast a vote once per day.

Watch our video and VOTE HERE! 
This Week's Issues to Watch
:: PLEASE VOTE FOR OUR DOGOODER VIDEO TODAY!
:: FREE FLU VACCINES FOR RESTAURANT WORKERS!
:: CORBETT TO EXPAND MEDICAID?
:: NOMINATE A WOMAN FOR THE RUBY AWARD
:: MARK THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ROE V. WADE
:: DISMANTLE THE AGING WAIVER PROGRAM
:: HEALTH CARE REFORM AUDIO CONFERENCE
:: PATHWAYS PA VISTAs AND CENTER FOR FAMILIES FOOD DRIVE

Free Flu Vaccines for Restaurant Workers! It isn't too Late

Tuesday, January 22 from 12:00PM-4:00PM at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Center for Urban Health. 211 South 9th St, Suite 313 (across the street from the NeuroScience Hospital)

93% of restaurant workers in Philadelphia do not have access to health insurance or earned sick days. As a result 2/3 of restaurant workers have reported having to work while sick. The lack of sick days afforded to restaurant workers creates a breeding ground for a public health crisis during flu season. 

Also, you can sign the petition asking Councilman Jim Kenney to Support Earned Sick Days for all Philadelphians!

Do You Want Governor Corbett to Take the Deal on Medicaid Expansion in PA?

The new health care law allows states to expand Medicaid to everyone making up to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level in 2014. ($15,302 for an individual and $31,155 for a family of 4).
More than half a million uninsured Pennsylvanians would get health care coverage. The expansion would bring over $17 billion dollars into Pennsylvania and allow us to create much-needed jobs in the long-term care workforce.
If you support this change, sign the letter and join the January 16 conference call from 12:30PM to 5:30PM to learn more about the numbers.

Nominate a Woman for the Ruby Award Today!
Soroptimist International of Bucks County is looking for nominees for the Ruby Award:  For Women Helping Women. 
The award honors women who have worked to improve the lives of women and girls through their professional and/or volunteer work.
the deadline is March 8. The nomination form is accessible by clicking the link.
PathWays PA in the News:
December 17, 2012:
Lincoln National Corporation Gives PathWays PA $5,000 for MathWorks Program
December 13, 2012:Pamela Godwin: People on the MoveRead More 


December 10, 2012:
PathWays PA Receives $10,000 Donation
 
December 6, 2012:
PathWays PA particpates in Phillies Giving Week

December 2, 2012:
Housing Costs in Philadelphia More Than Federal Poverty Level Suggests

November 27, 2012: 
PathWays PA participating in #GivingTuesday

November 23, 2012:
Councilman Seeks Support for Paid Sick Days
November 19, 2012:
Philadelphia Lawmaker Says He'll Try Again for Broad Paid Sick Leave Law-Read More

November 19, 2012:
Councilman Greenlee says Paid Sick Days Bill to be Introduced in January


Mark the 40th Anniversary of 
Roe v. Wade 
A series of events will be held
Tuesday, January 22 at Noon
A lunchtime visibility event will be held at Broad St. and Walnut St. Signs will be available, but you can always bring your own. Sign up to attend

Later that evening "Cocktails for Roe" will be held from 5PM-7PM at the Milkboy located at 1100 Chestnut St. RSVP

Dont' Dismantle The PA Aging Waiver Program
Years ago, when Pennsylvania determined that it made economic sense to shift from almost total reliance on nursing homes to more home and community based services (HCBS), it secured an Aging Waiver from the federal government and built its system for HCBS upon the 52 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs). 

This change saved money while keeping more seniors where they wanted to be: in their own homes and communities.

Today, due to funding, cuts, re-allocations and regulatory changes, AAAs no longer provides aging waivers effectively. Without the AAAs able to provide these services, many seniors are left with no choice but moving into expensive nursing care facilities against their will. 

Learn more from our friends at theCampaign for What Works. Then ask your legislator and DPW 
(1-800-692-7462) to stop hurting seniors!

Health Care Reform Audio Conference: Part-Time Workers
Thursday, January 24 from 3:00PM-4:15PM.
CLASP, Families USA, and the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research
and Education will discuss the implications of the new healthcare law on part-time workers.
Guest Speakers Include:
Cheryl Fish-Parcham-Families USA
Ken Jacobs-UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Carrie Gleason-Retail Action Project

PathWays PA AmeriCorps VISTAsand Center for Families Food Drive
The PathWays PA VISTAs are participating in a month long food drive with the
PathWays PA Center for Families and they need our help. Donations of cereals, snack foods, and non-perishable items are needed and can be dropped off at the PathWays PA home office located at 310 Amosland Rd. Holmes, PA 19043. 

For questions, please call (610) 543-5022 ext. 222 or emailjwilliams@pathwayspa.org 
Adult Education Classes  

PathWays PA will be holding a series of Adult Education classes for Adult Learners seeking to obtain GED Certification and improve their literacy skills. These classes will be held this fall at PathWays PA's corporate office in Holmes, PA, as well as the CareerLink in Chester, PA.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Lauren Rodino at 610-543-5022 x 258.
PathWays PA Named Non-Profit of the Year by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce! Chamber of Commerce