Children First “History Project”

Posted by Children First on August 17, 2021

We have an excellent suggestion for your reading list that is a mix of history and political intrigue, with a cast of characters spanning 40 years.  It’s the Children First (formerly PCCY) “History Project” available free and online.

The History Project is an interactive website that dynamically breaks down each year of Children First’s impressive history. Not your ordinary website, the History Project offers audio recordings of the movers and shakers who fought for children’s rights. News reports, research papers, and photographs are compiled in a fun way to have a trip down memory lane and to learn how much work we’ve done together to improve hundreds of thousands of children’s lives.

This website covers it all from our start in 1977 when a group of volunteer women banded together, to the passage of CHIP in 1992, to 2019 when we successfully advocated for a tough lead-paint law in Philadelphia.

Seeing that progress is possible inspires us to keep going. The History Project gives us hope that ordinary people can make a difference simply because they cared.

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