The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

My girls keep me going. I don’t want them to go through what I went through. I don’t want to say perfect, because nothing’s perfect, but I just want them to just have like, a perfect little upbringing. You know what I mean? I’m not promised any day, but I try to make the best out of what I can, and teach them as much as I can teach them, and what they need to know, as far as living, life, bad things, good things, bad people, good people – I just try to do what’s right, what’s best for them. 

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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