After more than a decade of PCCY advocacy for safe transportation to and from school for Philadelphia children, SEPTA launches the “Student Transportation Pass” which provides free or low-cost transportation for thousands of children across the City.

At PCCY’s urging, Philadelphia City Council and the Mayor agree to a ballot referendum to establish the Philadelphia Youth Commission as a city government entity to develop and recommend strategies to improve the lives of Philadelphia’s youth.

To reflect its growing work in the counties surrounding Philadelphia, PCCY changes its name to “Public Citizens for Children and Youth.”

The Organization's Expansion Outside of Philadelphia

Sara Nerken, former Board member of PCCY

2007 brought increased recognition around the city of the need for supporting arts in public education, as well as an award from the Philadelphia Human Rights Commission.