Senator Hughes host fair housing community roundtable to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

Senator Hughes, Senator Haywood host fair housing community roundtable to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

Philadelphia – December 12, 2018 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D- Philadelphia/Montgomery) and State Senator Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) joined, activists, advocates, and community organizations for a roundtable discussion on the Fair Housing Act of...
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Senator Hughes reelected to serve as Democratic Chairman of Appropriations Committee

Harrisburg, PA − November 14, 2018 – Democratic members of the Pennsylvania Senate reelected Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) as the Democratic chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “It is an honor to again be selected to represent the...
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Senator Hughes encourages educators, businesses to apply for $30 million in PAsmart grants

HARRISBURG, PA − November 2, 2018 − Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) encouraged innovators to apply for grants aimed at spurring K-12 computer science and STEM education, expanding registered apprenticeships, and supporting job training with Industry...
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Senator Hughes mourns loss of life in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

I am deeply saddened by the loss of life yesterday at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the 11 people killed, as well as the six others wounded in the hateful attack. Thank you to law enforcement officers, first...

Senator Hughes applauds PA Forward Student Loan Program launched by PHEAA

Harrisburg – October 22, 2018 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) praised a new Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Authority (PHEAA) program a new student loan program for Pennsylvania students who need help paying for college after exhausting...
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Senator Hughes applauds Representative Schlossberg’s mental health legislation, bill headed to Governor Wolf

Harrisburg – October 17, 2018 – Legislation that would support suicide prevention and mental health services at institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania today passed the state Senate and is headed to the governor’s desk, according to the bill’s author...

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Senator Hughes, Senator Haywood host fair housing community roundtable to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

Philadelphia – December 12, 2018 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D- Philadelphia/Montgomery) and State Senator Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) joined, activists, advocates, and community organizations for a roundtable discussion on the Fair Housing Act of 1968. The roundtable discussion took place at the ACHIEVEability Community Services Office. Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Fair Housing Rights Center
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Senator Hughes, Senator Haywood to hold roundtable on fair housing in Philadelphia

Philadelphia – December 10, 2018 –State Senator Vincent Hughes (D- Philadelphia/Montgomery) will join State Senator Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) activists, advocates, and community organizations for a roundtable discussion on the Fair Housing Act of 1968 on at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. The discussion will include issues on the topic from 1968 to now and how the Fair Housing Act has
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Senator Hughes reelected to serve as Democratic Chairman of Appropriations Committee

Harrisburg, PA − November 14, 2018 – Democratic members of the Pennsylvania Senate reelected Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) as the Democratic chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “It is an honor to again be selected to represent the Senate Democrats as the Chairman of the Appropriations Committee,” Sen. Hughes said. “I am thankful for the support of my colleagues and
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Senator Hughes encourages educators, businesses to apply for $30 million in PAsmart grants

HARRISBURG, PA − November 2, 2018 − Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) encouraged innovators to apply for grants aimed at spurring K-12 computer science and STEM education, expanding registered apprenticeships, and supporting job training with Industry Partnership programs, following Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement of $30 million in grants Friday. “The governor’s administration has made a strong investment in our children and
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Save The Date for “Breaking The Silence”

Did you know that nearly 7 million African-American people were diagnosed with a mental illness in the last year? That’s more than the entire populations of Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia combined! That’s why it’s time to break the silence and shatter the stigma about this serious issue affecting our community. My wife and I would like to invite you
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One of the most troubling challenges facing many students and families across Pennsylvania is the high cost of education.  This is often such a high hurdle that many students simply forgo a college education and are prevented from acquiring the skills necessary to gain better positions with higher wages.

collegeThe education gap caused by a lack of access to college or advanced education is, for many low-and-middle income students, the one faction preventing them from gaining traction in the workplace.   In our increasingly complex and high-tech economy, it is essential that we make, then fulfill, the promise to Pennsylvania students:  YOU will have access to a high-quality education without the burdens of crippling debt.

That’s what the Pennsylvania Promise is all about.   The Pennsylvania Promise is available to students with family incomes of $110,000 or less.  It provides for grants of at least $1,000 per year for community college students for two years and a minimum of $2,500 per year for four years to Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Schools and state related institutions.

The program also provides $50 million for adults in families whose incomes are less than $110,000 to acquire up to four years of postsecondary credit.

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