Thank you to Childspace CDI, a Coalition member, for including this information in their Newsletter and for their continued work and support of this important issue.
The Newsletter stated:
Lori Davis (Porter’s Child Care Center and Broad Street Academy) represented Childspace CDI at a forum on March 10,2010 to educate Philadelphians on the need for all workers to have access to paid leave in order to care for themselves and/or family. Porter’s and Broad Street Academy have generous paid leave policies. Staff is able to earn seven days a year to be used as the employee sees fit. By offering earned leave as well as health care benefits, her programs have very low staff turnover. The forum was hosted by The Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces, which includes Childspace CDI. Most recently, Lori, along with members of the coalition, met with a representative from Councilman Clarke’s office and members of the Chamber of Commerce and African American Chamber of Commerce to discuss this issue.