Today is #GivingTuesday, a great day to be someone who makes a difference for kids by supporting Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children!
At PPC, we’re committed to developing long-lasting policy solutions in early learning, k-12 education, children’s health care and child welfare. Here are just some of the ways our work is making a difference:
Learning opportunities: We worked to make pre-k and other early learning investments a key topic in last year’s race for governor and this year’s budget negotiations. In Washington, reauthorization of the Child Care Development Block Grant means continuation of Pennsylvania’s largest single source of support for early learning. And PPC helps lead the statewide, nonpartisan Campaign for Fair Education Funding so we can erase Pennsylvania’s shameful mark as one of the worst state’s for school funding fairness and promote a funding formula unanimously recommended by a bipartisan state commission.
Children’s health: PPC keeps working to maintain strong bipartisan support for children’s health care coverage, even in tight fiscal times, so we can reach the 139,000 Pennsylvania children who still need and deserve coverage.
Child welfare: PPC helped achieve enactment of more than 20 new Pennsylvania child protection laws in the last legislative session, including laws to improve reporting of suspected abuse and hold abusers to the same legal standards no matter where abuse occurs.
These are important achievements for kids, but make no mistake: There is much more to be done. Sadly, Pennsylvania slipped from 16th in the nation for child well-being to 17th in the 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book. Our goal is getting Pennsylvania into the top 10 states to be a child and raise a child. It takes work, and frankly, it takes money.
PPC doesn’t seek or receive any government funding. Instead, our efforts are funded through the generous support of people like you who agree that someone needs to speak up for children and families.
This #GivingTuesday, will you please join us and who makes a difference by making an online donation to Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children?
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