Sen. Hughes applauds $120K in fresh fruit, vegetable grants for schools in the 7th Senatorial District
Philadelphia, PA (July 12, 2019) — A record number of state legislators waited tables for an hour Friday afternoon at a restaurant in downtown Philadelphia in support of the federal Raise the Wage Act nationwide and One Fair Wage in the state.
Senator Hughes says Act 58, which authorizes “concurrent jurisdiction” for AG in Philadelphia, distracts from fight against gun violence
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Senator Vincent Hughes in partnership with NET Community Care-CUA 7 presents Know Your Rights 6 week Series.
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On behalf of my wife, Sheryl Lee Ralph-Hughes, and I, we want to invite you to the Fourth Annual Jazz Legacy Awards. This year's honorees, Bernard Purdie, Helen Haynes, Gloria Galante, and Germaine Ingram, through their artistic accomplishments, prove that the genius of this music, created on these shores, infused with the toil, strife, and ultimate triumph of the African American journey, is a mirror image of what is best in the humanity of the American story. As always, this…Find out more »
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.
The 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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