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Week of August 02, 2015
PA Human Service Providers Urged to Take State Budget Impasse Survey (United Way of Pennsylvania – UWP)


The United Way is partnering with other statewide human service provider organizations to quantify the impacts of the state budget impasse. It is important to have accurate information to communicate to the Administration and the General Assembly, media and public about the impacts statewide. This survey asks providers to explain their organization and the anticipated impacts for services and operations during the month of August. Respondents are also asked to project what will happen if the impasse extends into September. UWP encourages providers to review this brief survey, collect the supporting information and complete it. This information will be used for education and information about the impacts, and also to inform potential shared advocacy strategies as the impasse continues. UWP anticipates a statewide media release of the data collected by the end of August. Because this survey is being promoted by multiple statewide organizations, you may receive this request more than once. Each organization only needs to reply one time. Questions? E-mail Kristen Rotz at krotz@uwp.org. Take the survey>> 

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

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"Life is beautiful, as long as it consumes you. When it is rushing through you, destroying you, life is gorgeous, glorious. It’s when you burn a slow fire and save fuel, that life’s not worth having,"
~ D. H. Lawrence

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Monday, August 03, 2015

Aging Network News

RSVP/Philadelphia Receives $90,000 Grant to Address Food Insecurity and Other Basic Community Needs in West Philadelphia(KleinLife: Northeast Philadelphia)


In October 2014, President Obama identified Philadelphia as one of five Promise Zone cities, which brought attention and federal funding to a two-mile target area in West Philadelphia. RSVP/Philadelphia has received a federal grant of $90,000 to continue to address childhood literacy, food insecurity and community needs in the Promise Zone of West Philadelphia. The grant will allow RSVP to “continue to provide opportunities for those at-risk and in need to improve their quality of life and enhance their circumstances,” according to Sue Aistrop, director of RSVP/Philadelphia, an organization that brings together senior volunteers and nonprofit agencies to meet needs throughout the community. According to Aistrop, “There are no requirements to become an RSVP volunteer other that a desire to commit valuable time and energy on behalf of others. RSVP focuses on recruiting people 55-years and older … to volunteer in this community to address issues of hunger, literacy and poverty.” For information about the program and its volunteer opportunities for seniors, call 267-345-7787 or e-mail saistrop@kleinlife.org. Read More>>

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"...for the next presidential election, voters will feel a degree of affection entirely dependent on their ZIP codes...Retirees on the Florida coast? They’ll swim in Republican love. Union workers in Cleveland? They’ll grow deaf from Democrats’ sweet nothings... Surfers in California and ranchers in Texas? Once upon a time they were courted, but not anymore."

Frank Bruni, Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times. See "The Millions of Marginalized Americans" (July 25, 2015).

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