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Dr. Michael J. Bradley captivates guests with his knowledge, experiences and understanding of the adolescent brain.
ECP Welcomes Barb Blynn, Board Chair
REGISTER NOW. 12-Week Parenting classes starts April 23 thru July 16, 2013
Check out the many scary and not so scary faces of the children and parents who attended ECP's Halloween Party.
"AND BABY MAKES THREE..."
"ECP teaches you different ways to raise your child and how to build better relationships."
"It costs approximately $130,000 to keep one teenager in a Pennslvaynia juvenile detention center for one year." It will cost less than $200 per year to fund Educating Communities for Parenting (ECP).
Thanks to United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Fund for Children of The Philadelphia Foundation ECP is able to expand its services to youth.
A video about the lives of parenting youth
United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Educating Communities for Parenting has been selected by United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania as a recipient of a Community Impact Investment for 2012-2014.
The application process was incredibly competitive and organizations went through a rigorous evaluation process,” notes Rosemary Turner, president of UPS’ Chesapeake District and chair of the Board of Directors of United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
“The agencies that will receive funding for the 2012-2014 cycle were able to demonstrate outstanding results, despite operating within a stressed economy,” Turner said. “While we could not afford to fund every strong application, the number of high-quality applications proves the non-profit sector is flexible and agile enough to adapt to the changes that the new economy is demanding, while continuing to respond to the needs of our community.”
Educating Communities for Parenting has received a $50,000 grant from the Fund for Children of The Philadelphia Foundation to support its Imagine Project program.
Announcement of the grant was made by R. Andrew Swinney, President of the Foundation. Funds will be used to support the development and expansion of services for graduates of ECP’s Power to Parent Program who have chosen to stay with ECP and become a member of the Imagine Project.
The goal of the Imagine Project is to build upon and enhance the strong connections that ECP’s develops with the youth who participate and successfully complete its 12 week Power to Parent courses in an effort to improve long term educational, professional, and parenting outcomes. The Imagine Project will provide teen parents with opportunities to continue growing in their healthy parenting practices; set and work toward goals for self and children; practice and enhance decision making skills; develop leadership qualities, and increase self-efficacy and self-esteem.
The Philadelphia Foundation, a public charity, is Southeastern Pennsylvania’s leading center for community philanthropic engagement and is committed to improving the quality of life in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties through funds established by its donors. Established in 1918, The Philadelphia Foundation continues to help donors harness their generosity and vision by providing tools, knowledge and financial stewardship directed to maximize the strategic impact of charitable contributions. Grants from more than 775 charitable funds strengthen the effectiveness of nonprofits and support programs that are vital to the people of this region.