Last week, PathWays PA participated in the Gateways Out of Poverty Roundtable held at the Delaware County Community College. The conversation was extremely rewarding, especially when we had the opportunity to hear from women who participated directly in the New Choices, New Options and KEYS programs.
As Senior Director of Public Policy and Media Relations at PathWays PA, I was able to share data regarding the needs of families in Delaware County in addition to stories from PathWays PA clients. Among the issues we discussed were topics that would help expand the economy for everyone, including access to education and training, earned sick days, and affordable child care.
Creating family sustaining jobs is critical to promoting economic well-being for all families, and the need for economic security is something we could all agree on at the Roundtable. I am looking forward to continuing conversations with Representative Reed, the House Majority Policy Committee, and all legislators who are concerned with the needs of low-income families in Pennsylvania.