Philadelphia

An ASCI Gem: Tulleesha Burbage Discovers Family Heritage

Tulleesha Burbage is a Child and Family Services Program Supervisor at ASCI. After completing roughly 1,000 kinship adoptions, Tulleesha shares that she feels good knowing these kinship adoptions are keeping…

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Women-Owned Businesses in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia You Can Support

March is Women’s History Month and we’d like to celebrate these amazing women-owned businesses in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia! It is vital to support female entrepreneurs. Here are a few places you…

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Black Businesses in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia You Can Support!

Supporting Black-owned companies helps create more opportunities for Black communities. By doing our part in pouring into Black businesses, the structure of generational wealth can benefit Black families. Buying Black…

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Health and Developmental Assessments for Children in Foster Care

Each year, around thousands of children join the foster care system in the United States. In Philadelphia, more than 6,000 children are in foster, kinship or residential care. Foster youth…

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Micah’s Mixx: 10-year-old Turns School Bus into Food Truck

The pandemic has pushed a new generation of entrepreneurship in young people who start their ventures at an early age. Ten-year-old kidpreneur Micah Idris decided to launch his own food truck…

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Philadelphia Youth Diversion Program Works to Dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Punitive discipline methods in schools – such as “zero-tolerance” policies – have historically affected students of color at disproportionate rates. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reports that Black students…

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Community Outlets for Black Youth to Channel Frustrations About Racism

Why do we need community outlets for Black youth? Most Black youth in the United States encounter racism in their daily lives, which can lead to continual psychological and emotional…

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SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments in Case Impacting LGBTQ+ Foster and Adoptive Parents

On November 4, the Supreme Court heard initial oral arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case that considers whether taxpayer-funded, private foster care agencies can discriminate against prospective…

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Join Us for a Virtual Respite Recruitment Event!

ASCI’s respite home recruiters are inviting all families in the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas to join our virtual respite recruitment event on November 18 at 6 p.m. EST. Respite caseworker…

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Early In-Person Voting in PA: Deadlines and Updates

Information provided by VotesPA. The last day to do all-in-one early in-person voting in PA (applying for your ballot and voting early in person) is 5 p.m. October 27. You…

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