ADVISORY: In Philadelphia, Within Reach Campaign and the PFT to Join Mayor Jim Kenney to Call for Quality, Affordable Pre-K and Child Care
Philadelphia — Working families across Pennsylvania face hard realities: More than 17,000 Philadelphia children do not have access to quality, affordable pre-K, and 68 percent of Pennsylvania children younger than age 6 have both parents in the workforce. On Monday, April 18, the WithinReach Campaign and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers will join Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) at a Philadelphia pre-K center to discuss how states and cities—like Philadelphia—are leading the way on policies for working families, but they still need a major public investment to put quality pre-K and child care within reach for all working families.
In advance of the 2016 elections, the Center for American Progress launched the WithinReach Campaign to elevate and create momentum around the need to put quality, affordable pre-K and child care within reach for kids, families, and the economy. Ahead of the Pennsylvania presidential primaries on April 26, the WithinReach Campaign is urging all candidates to make high-quality child care and pre-K a top priority in the national debate.
Mayor Jim Kenney (D-Philadelphia)
Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy, Center for American Progress
Hillary Linardopoulos, Staff Representative, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers
Philadelphia pre-K parent
Monday, April 18, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.
CORA Services Early Years at LaSalle
Medical Office Building
2 Penn Blvd, Suite 220
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(Campus Map – Building 13)
Media can RSVP by emailing Allison Preiss at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.478.6331.