The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience
Her feet

Those are my and Asiya's feet.  I don’t want ‘Siya to walk in the same footsteps that I did. I want her to be her own person. And I don’t want her to have such a hard life like I did.

Public Education

All school-aged children living in the city of Philadelphia are required to attend public schools if they are not enrolled in private/charter schools.  The School District of Philadelphia faces the same challenges that many other public schools in urban centers struggle against – large class sizes, under-funding, and the co-occurring low student performance and violence.

Current Issue

Philadelphia's students and parents must brace for yet another transition in school leadership, with Superintendent Arlene Ackerman being forced out in August and several members for the School Reform Commission resigning in September 2011.


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