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Senator Hughes An informational update for you!

This publication is your opportunity to receive regular updates on the work and the issues that I have been involved with, both in Harrisburg and throughout our community.

Please visit my website, where you will find a comprehensive overview of our work, various phone numbers and contact information to assist you in solving problems, opportunities to volunteer and assist us in our programs and opportunities to give your feedback.

Save Our Skills: Free Reading Program for Students

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Is your child ready to start school in September? Numerous studies have found that many students lose academic ground during the summer break. This is especially true in today’s challenging educational climate, when budget cuts have led to reductions to summer enrichment programs across the philadelphia school system.

That's why my office is offering a back-to-school reading program to help your child succeed in the coming academic year. Here are the details: the classes are being offered for early learners who will be entering 1st through 3rd grade in September.

Back to School

Monday – Thursday
August 12 – August 22
10 a.m. – Noon
West Philadelphia High School
4901 Chestnut Street • Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Daily News: Free program will help Philly students get ready for school

Regina Medina, Daily News Staff Writer,

August 7, 2013 - District Schools are set to open Sept. 9, but a coalition of groups has coordinated an effort to go "back to school" on Monday. The Save Our Skills reading program, organized by state Sen. Vincent Hughes' office and the Free Library of Philadelphia, will be offered for free to the city's first- through third-graders. Hughes said the initiative fills a need ahead of a challenging school year. "It's the biggest issue outside of funding, the skills that are lost from June to September," Hughes said. » Continue Reading

For more information or to register your child, call 215.879.7777, e-mail or go to our website at

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Offices of State Senator Vincent Hughes

4950 Parkside Avenue | Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215.879.7777
Fax: 215.879.7778
Senate Box 203007
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
Phone: 717.787.7112
Fax: 717.772.0579
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