Economic Agenda for Pennsylvania?s Working Families, 2007-2008

Posted by on December 15, 2006

?An Economic Agenda for Pennsylvania?s Working Families, 2007-2008?

Wednesday, December 20, 2006
9.30 AM to 11.30 AM
At United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania
7 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, (between 17th & 18th)
In Philadelphia

Nonprofit groups are often on the defensive and approach their issues in isolation from one another. We invite you to share with the region?s nonprofit community your strategies you are considering in the next six months, and to listen to what others are doing.

The Keystone Research Center, PathWaysPA, the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth, and United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania invite you to join us. The purpose of the forum is to provide an opportunity to discuss each other?s work as we individually and in coalition develop and coordinate strategies focused on Harrisburg and Washington.

In the past three months, many of us have participated in a variety of forums that discussed strategies that help low-income families. Topics like food stamp policies, TANF, workforce development, and more were discussed in these forums that were attended by more than 300 persons.

In preparation of the upcoming state and federal budgets, the sponsoring organizations are working to develop strategies to protect human service funding, to bolster economic development strategies designed to help low-income communities, and more. To be more effective, we are asking nonprofit leaders to share their strategies to strengthen our collaborations.

The agenda will include:

o Steve Hertzenberg of the Keystone Research Center will discuss Findings from Focus Groups and a Poll on an Economic Agenda for Working Families
o Carol Goertzel of PathwaysPA will lead a session on workforce development
o Sharon Ward of the PA Budget and Policy Center will lead on health care and taxes.
o Kathy Fisher of PCCY lead a discussion on TANF

We hope to see you as your voice is very important. If you can attend, email us at

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