The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

"That’s Shaykia, she's my fourteen year old. She helps out a lot with her baby sister. That’s her school, and this is the school’s playground. I thought the playground was only supposed to be for the children to go and play.  But on the playground there were drug needles, people smoking marijuana and stuff.  So where do we take our small children to go and play?  There’s nowhere that we can take children to go play without being exposed to a lot of that stuff."

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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