Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Seminar for Girls Interested in Applied Engineering & Technology

Do you know a female junior in high school with a keen interest in science and technology? If so, the Delaware County Community College will be providing a free three day seminar on December 7, 8 and 9. It will include speakers from Boeing, a seminar on how to build a robot and other activities. Transportation will be provided, and experts will be on hand to answer all questions.

The student(s) must fall within the following parameters:

  1. Be a female
  2. Be an junior in high school
  3. Have an interest in technology
  4. Like hands on work
  5. Have a 2.7 GPA

For more information, contact the Chester Youth Collaborative.

Below is a schedule of events:

Program Outline:

(Hands On Activities)
(Field Trip)
9-9:30 am
9-10:30 am
9:00 AM
Build A Robot

9:30-11 am
10:30 am - 12 Noon
9:30 - 11 am
Society of
 Women Engineers
How Simple
 Machines Work
Synthes Tour

11 am - 12:30 pm
12 Noon - 1 pm
11:15 am - 12 Noon
Helicopter Museum

12:30 - 1:30 pm
1 - 4 pm
12 Noon - 12:30 pm
Activity focused
in manufacturing
Lunch on the Bus

1:30 - 3 pm

12:30 - 2:30 pm

Keystone Helicopter

3:00 PM

Arrive back

Monday, November 21, 2011

National Safe Place Launches TXT 4 HELP Service

National Safe Place launches a new project TXT 4 HELP this afternoon, November 21st. TXT 4 HELP offers teens the location of the closest place where they can receive help and safety. Teens in crisis can text the word "SAFE" and their current location (Street address, City, State) to the number 69866 to receive contact information and location of the closest Safe Place site and local youth shelter. In cities without Safe Place locations teens will receive the name and number of a local youth shelter or if there is no local shelter the National Runaway Switchboard Hotline Number (1-800-RUNAWAY).

Image from www.nationalsafeplace.org

Friday, November 18, 2011

PathWays PA is incorporating FAFSA into our tax program!

This year, PathWays PA’s VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program will be offering free college access assistance for low income students and their families to help them navigate a path to government grants, scholarships and loans. 75% of the information needed for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) comes directly from the information on a tax return. PathWays PA will prepare your taxes for free and provide assistance & guidance to complete the (FAFSA) application. Let PathWays PA help you find money for college and make your college dreams a reality.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Going to College: Financial Aid and Financial Independence

November 19, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
City Institute Branch, Free Library of Philadelphia
1905 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103

See map: Google Maps

College really does go beyond your major and the classes you take. For many, it offers the first taste of financial independence. And whether you're applying for financial aid or managing your first credit card, the experience can be daunting.

That's why Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Delaware Valley (CCCS) and our FinanciallyHers program are excited to partner with Citibank to present: "Going to College: Financial Aid ...and Financial Independence"

Hosted by uFinancial Representative Michele Burkholder, this workshop will provide students and their families with the information they need for the journey to college, including:

- How to read and complete the FAFSA
- Cashing in on on being a college student
- Getting a strong financial footing for life

Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Obama Announces New Plan to Help Veterans Find Jobs

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Last week, President Barack Obama issued three executive orders which will focus on helping veterans find jobs. The plan includes the creation of a "Veteran Gold Card," a downloadable document giving post-9/11 veterans access to case management and counseling at 3,000 Labor Department operated career centers across the United States. As many as 200,000 unemployed veterans may benefit from the creation of this program.

In addition, Obama announced the launch of a Labor Department job search website. The website can match a veteran's military occupation with civilian employment. The website also provides salary and apprenticeship information as well as a job bank with more than 500,000 job listings.

Monday, November 7, 2011

November 18, 2011 - The Homeless Advocacy Project and PECO Present a Free Birth Certificate Clinic

The Homeless Advocacy Project and PECO Present a Free Birth Certificate Clinic

When: Friday, November 18, 2011 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where: Project H.O.M.E., 1515 Fairmount Avenue, (Backspace), Philadelphia, PA 19130
Who: Open (and free of charge) to homeless individuals and families and those at risk of homelessness

Birth certificates are often needed to receive medical assistance, housing and other public benefits, to obtain a Pennsylvania driver’s or nondriver’s license, for access to many public buildings, for general identification and for many other purposes.

Homeless individuals who attend this free clinic will meet with an advocate who will request birth certificates for them and their minor children free of charge.

For additional information, please contact Homeless Advocacy Project at 215-523-9595 or visit us at www.homelessadvocacyproject.org

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

CFED and National Partners Launch New Bank On Website and Release the First Local Unbanked Population Data Tool

Immeuble du Crédit Lyonnais (siège)CFED, with collaboration from the US Department of the Treasury and in partnership with the the San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment, the New America Foundation and the National League of Cities, announces the launch of a new Bank On website. JoinBankOn.org was originally developed by the Treasurer of the City and County of San Francisco to share information and resources from the Bank on San Francisco initiative of 2006.

The website serves as a place where the national community of Bank On initiatives, organizations and individuals can share resources and information supporting financial access for low-and moderate-income Americans. The website includes several new and exciting features including the Research Your Community tool, which allows users to get maps and estimates on the number of unbanked and underbanked households in their local communities. (“Unbanked” refers to someone who does not have a checking or savings account, while an “underbanked” person is someone who has an account, but still relies on other financial services such as payday loans, check cashing services, pawn shops, etc. which often end up depleting financial resources.)