Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY)

Special Projects Associate – Full-Time, 6 Month Position

Posted on June 25, 2019

The Special Projects Associate will have primary responsibility for executing PCCY’s free health care events, Give Kids a Smile and Give Kids Sight Day, and will assist with implementing lead poisoning prevention advocacy, policy and outreach activities in the region. Since 2009, PCCY has also organized a day of free eye care for 1,000+ children in need at Wills Eye Hospital in the fall.  This year the event takes place on October 5. Children receive free eye checks, and if necessary, two free pair of eyeglasses they pick up a month after the event. Nearly 450 volunteers are recruited for the event. PCCY coordinates the major sponsors of the event as well as the Children’s Vision Care Coalition.

For 14 years, PCCY has coordinated a free dental care event for children, Give Kids a Smile, that involves recruiting dental practices in the Philadelphia region to provide free dental care to more than 700 children during spring break. PCCY manages a pop-up call center in our office staffed by volunteers we recruit for three weeks leading up to Give Kids a Smile week to make dental appointments for the children and refer uninsured children to apply for insurance through PCCY’s telephone Helpline. Preparations for Give Kids a Smile start in November 2019 and the event takes place over spring break the week of April 6th, 2020.

The Special Projects Associate will assist with launching new lead poisoning prevention advocacy and policy approaches in Delaware County to increase screening rates among children and remove lead hazards from children’s homes by educating municipal officials on local options for lead ordinances and educating policy makers about options for remediation funds.

This position is from June 2019 until January 2020.  For more information and to apply.


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