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Sen. Hughes announces $1.6 million in state transportation grants in the 7th Senatorial District 

PHILADELPHIA – April 21, 2021 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced that the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) had awarded $1.6 million in state grants to projects in the 7thSenatorial District Wednesday. “I am...
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City of Philadelphia offers virtual healing sessions in response to pending Derek Chauvin trial verdict

On April 16th I stood with Mayor Jim Kenney and a number of officials to call for peace in response to a forthcoming verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. Those I stood with all want justice for George Floyd’s killing, we also must maintain safety in our city. We can...
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Elected officials, education leaders & community leaders join Sen. Hughes in call for education justice in honor of MLK 

PHILADELPHIA – April 5, 2021 – In recognition of the 53rd anniversary of assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) called for the Pennsylvania General Assembly to provide true education justice and...

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Sen. Hughes announces $1.6 million in state transportation grants in the 7th Senatorial District 

PHILADELPHIA – April 21, 2021 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced that the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) had awarded $1.6 million in state grants to projects in the 7thSenatorial District Wednesday. “I am always grateful to announce investments in the district, and I am even more grateful to announce funding for development as we recover from
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Elected officials, education leaders & community leaders join Sen. Hughes in call for education justice in honor of MLK 

PHILADELPHIA – April 5, 2021 – In recognition of the 53rd anniversary of assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) called for the Pennsylvania General Assembly to provide true education justice and support Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to fully fund Pennsylvania’s public school fair funding formula beginning in the 2021-22 budget. Sen. Hughes
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PA Senate Democrats Hold Hearing on the Effects of COVID-19 on PA Housing Crisis

Harrisburg – March 31, 2021 - At the request of state Senators Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia), Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia), and Nikil Saval (D-Philadelphia), the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a virtual public hearing on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the existing housing crisis in Pennsylvania. “For too long, the struggles of Pennsylvanians to find housing, and to stay
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City of Philadelphia offers virtual healing sessions in response to pending Derek Chauvin trial verdict

On April 16th I stood with Mayor Jim Kenney and a number of officials to call for peace in response to a forthcoming verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. Those I stood with all want justice for George Floyd’s killing, we also must maintain safety in our city. We can speak up, but we cannot tear up. We are prepared
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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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2401 North 54th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215.879.7777
Fax: 215.879.7778

Harrisburg Office

545 Capitol Building
Senate Box 203007
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
Phone: 717.787.7112
Fax: 717.772.0579