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Mission & Strategic Planning


Childhood is fleeting, there are no do-overs. That’s why with one hand, Children First offers direct help to children – one at a time; and with the other hand we apply pressure to government officials to persuade them to do what is necessary to give every child the basic ingredients for a lifetime of success.

Formerly known as Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY), Children First PA continues the 40+ commitment of advocacy on behalf of children and families in Southeastern PA.

我们作为父母,邻居和社会成员的工作是确保每个孩子都有成功的基本要素,包括持续的医疗保健,从学前班到高中的高质量教育,适当的营养以及可靠的支持网络,以帮助他们成长为健康,干练和自信的成年人。 READ MORE.

Strategic Planning

The tough challenges children face today do not lend themselves to simple solutions. With a strong reputation and history as a unique organization advocating for a breadth of issues that affect kids, Children First embarked on a five year strategic planning process to guide our future work. We are a trusted and credible voice that combines comprehensive research and the tools of advocacy to mobilize partner organizations and citizens across the region to change the lives of children for the better.