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In Your Neighborhood

Hot Chocolate with HaywoodWhile I’ll be in Harrisburg for much of June, I have a full schedule in the district, as well. I’m hosting “Hot Chocolate with Haywood” at June’s Kitchen (15 June, 1507 E. Wadsworth) and Dunkin Donuts (24 June, 1821 Bethlehem Pike). I’ll be there from 8a.m. to 9 and look forward to the chance to catch up with you in a casual setting. I’m also planning to attend several events throughout the community. This Saturday, 3 June, I’ll be at Roslyn Day on Easton Road and the Gun Violence Awareness Day march at Penn Treaty Park. Later in the month, you can find me at Roslyn Pet Day and the Juneteenth Festival in Germantown. This summer has a lot of great events on tap. Hope to see you out there!

Agency Consolidation Update

May 18, 2017: Senate Joint Hearing on the Proposed Agency Consolidation of the Departments of Health, Human Services, Aging, and Drug & Alcohol Programs

Governor Wolf’s proposed budget, announced in early 2017, included a plan for the consolidation of four agencies – Aging; Drug and Alcohol Programs; Health; and Human Services – into one. The goal is to streamline access to and delivery of the resources and services offered by these departments. To ensure all stakeholders’ insights and concerns are taken into consideration, five public hearings were held around the state, including in Philadelphia. Using the input gathered at the hearings, an organizational plan has been developed that will include cabinet-level positions for Aging and Drug and Alcohol, in addition to the new department’s secretary.

As minority chair of the Aging and Youth Committee, I am carefully considering all feedback from all the hearings, as well as from constituents who have reached out. I expect the consolidation will come to a vote sometime in June. For more information on the proposed consolidation, visit Governor Wolf’s website here.

Reading Revolution

Reading RevolutionFor the third year in a row, my office will support the Reading Revolution at recreation centers and other day camps in the city. Dorothy Emanuel, Simons, Belfield and Lonnie Young Recreation Centers will host programs, as well as Finley and Pleasant Playgrounds, and New Covenant Church’s Summer Fit Camp. This year, we are also partnering with Senator Vince Hughes to bring the Revolution to McCloskey and Roosevelt elementary schools for expanded programming; we will serve more than 300 students this summer!

We are also working to bring the Reading Revolution to every block this summer. Be on the look out for community bookstands in your neighborhood. And, if you’d like to learn more about how to get one of your own, get in touch.

For more details on any of these events and programs, please call my office at (215) 242-8171.

Dare to Care,

Art Haywood
State Senator
4th District

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