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Sustaining a Two-Generation Strategy: A Social Enterprise Opportunity

Original Article: Social Innovations Journal In a volatile funding environment, Diversified Community Services (Diversified) has sought to finance one social innovation with another social innovation. In 2014, the William Penn Foundation granted Diversified $438,000 over 30 months to implement Philadelphia’s first two-generation model. The two-generation model is a new approach to quality early childhood education […]

First Phase of Philadelphia Pre-K Initiative Rolled Out This Week

Mayor Jim Kenney made quality Pre-K a main component of his campaign, and on Thursday, he will roll out the first phase of his initiative.

ThinkFest Preview: Otis Bullock Jr. on Solving Generational Poverty

Diversified Community Services does its part, helping parents to find jobs and housing, while offering summer camps and preschool services to children as part of its two-generation strategy for supporting families. But for significant change to take root, poverty has to be addressed in city and state policies, too.

President Clinton Spotlights HIPPY at the DNC in Philadelphia

HIPPY is a groundbreaking preschool program that partners with parents to prepare their children for success in school, particularly those most at risk because of poverty. President Clinton talks about how Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton brought the HIPPY program to Arkansas 30 years ago.

What Exactly Is ‘High-Quality’ Preschool?

NPR’s new education team set out to unpack those two words and to understand what separates the nation’s best preschool programs from the rest.

Philadelphia Exploring Ways To Make Child Care More Affordable For The Poor

Quality child care could be getting more affordable for low-income Philadelphians. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson introduced a bill in City Council Thursday that would offer a tax credit for families paying for high-quality child care.

Press – New Educational Programs Launch in Point Breeze

New programs debuting later this month will help adults gain skills to qualify for higher-paying jobs and sets specific goals that serve as checkpoints for appropriate early child development.

$438,500 grant from the William Penn Foundation!

Diversified Community Services is pleased to announce a $438,500 grant from the William Penn Foundation, whose philanthropic priority is to close the achievement gap for low-income families by providing educational opportunities spanning from early childhood through secondary education. Diversified will employ a two generation strategy with the goal of improving the lives of families in […]

5K Walk/Run, Nov 16th

On Nov 16th – Runners, walkers and the differently-abled are encouraged to support Diversified Community Services by selecting one of the registration options and joining us at Generosity Philadelphia.