The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

“We used to have a recreational center, and after the kids would get off of school the police officers would watch over the children. They don’t have it anymore. They shut it down. You notice there are more kids on the street, more kids who don’t have anywhere else to go. If you open the recreation centers up right after school, the parents might still be able to work. That’s what I did until my mother got off work. My mom couldn’t afford camps so I had to do everything that was free. They need to bring back way more programs for the youth.”

Advanced Learning

We believe that all of the mothers and children involved in the project have the right to further their educations and explore enrichment opportunities that suit their interests. Advanced learning can improve job skills and earning capacity, both of which promote economic and food security.  Community College of Philadelphia offers a variety of programs and scholarships that meet the needs of low-income parents looking to improve their job prospects for the future.

Current Issue

Pell grants, which support over 9 million low-income students pursuing college, was one of the few anti-poverty programs protected in the recent deficit reduction negotiations in Congress.

 

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