Reflections on Mother’s Day
May 15, 2023
In this post, staff member Natalie reflects on her first Mother's Day, highlighting that what moms really need this Mother’s Day is not a card or flowers but action and advocacy for policy change to ensure they have the support necessary to do one of the most important jobs.
Paid Family Leave is Necessary for All Philadelphia Families
Apr 28, 2023
As outlined in a recent policy brief released by the Center for Hunger-Free Communities and Drexel’s Dornsife School of Public Health, extensive research concludes that paid family leave positively impacts adult and child mental, physical, and financial health and can have long-term impacts on family wellbeing.
In this post, staff member Natalie shares why paid family leave is important to families, communities, and businesses based on what she learned while developing a recent policy brief on the topic.
Unemployment Isn't "Easy"
Jul 29, 2021
Unemployment benefits have been labeled as an easier option than going back to work by many as employers face labor shortages in reopening after COVID-19 layoffs. But depending on unemployment in a time of need is not easy. The system can be complicated and cause harm to those utilizing the benefit. We must change how unemployment is viewed. It is an insurance policy, not a handout.