The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience
Close-up of Zharae

I’m gonna be real with my daughter. Being as though my daughter lives in the hood,  I’m gonna be straightforward to her. When she gets old enough to understand what’s going on around her, I want her to understand where mommy coming from. I’m gonna tell her about everything. I’m gonna tell her about the drug gang. I’m gonna tell her about everything, because if you don’t teach your child then the streets will, and if you let the streets teach them then they’re gonna turn them out, they’re gonna destroy 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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