Court denies CHC exemption appeal from bias finding

News | November 8th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, on Oct. 24, denied Chestnut Hill College’s appeal to be exempt from Pennsylvania’s anti-discrimination statutes. Had the appeal succeeded, it could have removed students at private, religious colleges in Pennsylvania from the protection of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (HRA) and the intervention of the Pennsylvania Human […]

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Mt. Airy USA needs volunteers as Reading Captains

News | November 3rd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Sue Ann Rybak Mt. Airy USA is partnering with Read by 4th, a citywide effort to ensure that all students receive the support needed to read on grade level by the time they reach fourth grade, to host a free workshop for volunteers to become Reading Captains or reading ambassadors on Saturday, Nov. 11, […]

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Pa. DHS revokes Blossom’s license for group homes

Featured Post, News | November 1st, 2017 | 1 Comment

by Sue Ann Rybak The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has revoked Blossom Philadelphia’s license to operate community homes for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities after inspectors found “gross incompetence” at the nonprofit in Chestnut Hill. Last week the Local published a front-page article about the nonprofit changing its name and affiliation from United […]

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Local UCP affiliate changes its name to Blossom Philadelphia

News | October 25th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Sue Ann Rybak After 70 years of serving its community as United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia (UCP), the organization decided earlier this year to to change its name to Blossom Philadelphia. The name was changed, according to Paula Czyzewski, Blossom CEO, to better reflect the nonprofit’s services and mission, which has evolved and […]

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