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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: DEBRA ANDERSON October 2, 2003 202-225-4001 CONGRESSMAN FATTAH ANNOUNCES AWARD OF FEDERAL GRANTS WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman
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      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             CONTACT: DEBRA ANDERSON
      October 2, 2003                                                                             202-225-4001

       

      CONGRESSMAN FATTAH ANNOUNCES AWARD OF FEDERAL GRANTS
       
      WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) reinforces his commitment to educational opportunities for  Philadelphia public school students.  Earlier this week Congressman Fattah, Philadelphia Mayor John Street and Philadelphia Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas, announced the establishment of the last dollar scholarship.  The scholarships will provide every eligible Philadelphia public or charter school graduating senior up to $3,000 to attend college. 

      "To be ready for college you must be prepared for college," said Fattah.  "That is why I am pleased to announce The Department of Education is awarding the School District of Philadelphia $582,454 for its Advanced Academics Initiatives Program." The funds will be used to increase low-income students' access to and participation in pre-advanced placement and advanced placement courses with the ultimate goal being the attainment of college degrees.

      In addition, the Department of Education is providing the following organizations with grants:

      ·        $434,593.00 to United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania for its "Community Technology Centers Program"
      ·        $1,750,000.00 to the School District of Philadelphia  for its "Smaller Learning Communities Program
      ·        $310,842.00 to People for People, Inc. for its "Community Technology Centers Program"
      ·        $673,406.00 to the Community College of Philadelphia for the "Tech-Prep Demonstration Grants Program."

      Other federal awards include:

      ·        $4,967,500.00 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America from the U.S. Justice     Department for its Juvenile Justice and Delinquency           Prevention Programs.

      ·        A grant of $2,599,998.00 is being awarded to the City of Philadelphia from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to spearhead efforts through its Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program to reduce lead-based paint hazards in approximately 345 priority housing units within the West, North and South areas of the city.
       
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      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              CONTACT: DEBRA ANDERSON
      October 1, 2003
                                                                                   202-225-4001
       

      CONGRESSMAN AND MRS. FATTAH WELCOME NEW ADDITION
       
      WASHINGTON, DC -- It's a girl for Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) and his wife, Channel 10 Anchorwoman Renee Chenault-Fattah. Chandler Faith Fattah was born at the Pennsylvania Hospital Saturday, September 27, 2003 at 9:11am.  She weighed in at 6 pounds 11 ounces. 

       

      "Chandler is healthy.  I am pleased that both mother and baby are doing fine," said Congressman Fattah.

       

      Chandler has three siblings, 4-year-old Cameron, and adult sister and brother, Frances and Chaka Jr.
       
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      Ed Schwartz, Institute for the Study of Civic Values, 1218 Chestnut St.,
      Rm. 702, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 215-238-1434 edcivic@...

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