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The state budget is now 119 days overdue, passing Rendell's mark of 101 days in 2009.   Without a General Fund Budget for fiscal year 2015-2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Education has not reimbursed Center for Literacy for ... 

Food for Thought a Success

On September 16, more than 125 guests ate, drank and made merry at our annual fundraiser, Food for Thought. Held at the University of the Arts, supporters enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and desserts prepared by Weavers Way Co-op, beer from Yards, wine, music ...

Mel Edwards: From Cook to Chef

One would think that not passing the GED test in math by one point would be frustrating. Not for Melvin (Mel) Edwards, who continues to take classes as part of the Center for Literacy's Family Literacy Program after he missed passing the GED test. While getting his GED is important to him, he also ...

Love of Reading Led Her to CFL

Pat McGovern Gorchov's love of reading led her to the Center for Literacy (CFL). "I don't think that I could live without reading. The printed word is very important to me. I wanted to share that love with other people," said Pat, who then decided that the CFL was the place to volunteer ...


Babies and Books

Earlier this month, we collaborated with The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and The Friends of the Free Library on the grand opening of Babies and Books ! Thanks to numerous donations of new and slightly used children's books, we were able to contribute over 1,000 ...


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