PCCY teams with stakeholders across PA to urge lawmakers to pass legislation establishing the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Not only does the legislation pass, but PA CHIP becomes the model for the Federal government’s CHIP Program, which has been adopted by all fifty states.
PCCY works to simplify/streamline the CHIP application process, holds hearings and launches its Child Health Watch Helpline, a hotline to assist parents in obtaining Medicaid and CHIP for their children.
PCCY organizes petitions and volunteers, builds publicity to ensure that all 79 public pools in Philadelphia open on time.
PCCY teams up to create a grassroots project to equip city playgrounds with swings: The Philadelphia Swing project attracts thousands of dollars to create “places to dream” for city children.