Our Partners


Fight Crime: Invest In Kids Pennsylvania

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is a national, bipartisan, anti-crime organization of police chiefs, sheriffs, district attorneys, and other law enforcement leaders with 200 members in Pennsylvania and over 5,000 members nationwide protecting public safety by promoting solutions that steer kids away from crime.


Mission: Readiness Pennsylvania

Mission: Readiness Pennsylvania is a bipartisan, nonprofit, national security focused organization comprised of more than 700 retired admirals, generals, and other top military leaders. Its mission is to strengthen national security by ensuring kids stay in school, stay fit, and stay out of trouble.


Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA)

A statewide, non-profit membership organization, the Pennsylvania Child Care Association’s (PACCA) members operate center, group, and family child care. Additionally, their members include those who have a business or personal interest in high-quality child care. For more than 40 years, PACCA has served as a resource and clearinghouse of information on high-quality early care and education for practitioners, agencies, press, legislators, and the general public.


Public Citizens for Children and Youth

Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) works to improve the lives and life chances of our region’s children by developing initiatives and advocating for quality health care, child care, public education, and family stability.  PCCY’s combination of comprehensive research and advocacy tools mobilize partner organizations and citizens across the region to help us change the lives of children for the better.


The United Way of Pennsylvania

The United Way of Pennsylvania (UWP) is a 501(c)(3) whose purpose is to assist and champion the efforts of local United Ways in advancing the common good. UWP engages and connects local United Ways with resources that will help them address their community needs. UWP serves as the voice for member local United Ways on state public policy issues that relate to community impact work in education, financial stability, and health.


First Up

First Up champions high-quality early education for all young children in Southeastern Pennsylvania. With more than 50 years of experience, First Up’s tested training and technical assistance, strengths-based coaching, and effective advocacy help equip and empower those who most influence young children's lives to give them the quality start that lasts a lifetime.



PennAEYC, an affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, is a dynamic membership organization of over 4,000 early care and education professionals dedicated to being the voice of early childhood in Pennsylvania. Our vision is that high-quality early care and learning is valued, respected and considered a priority. 


Pennsylvania Head Start Association

The Pennsylvania Head Start Association (PHSA) is an advocacy organization for Head Start programs, families, staff, and administrators in Pennsylvania. Their mission is to maximize the cumulative talents of Early Head Start/Head Start parents, staff, administrators, and friends to collectively improve the future for economically challenged children, families, and communities by providing quality leadership, training, information, and advocacy at the local, state, regional, and national levels.


Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (PPC) is a strong, effective and trusted voice to improve the health, education and well-being of children and youth in the commonwealth. Since 1992 its public policy victories have helped countless children learn, thrive and succeed, regardless of circumstances. PPC is statewide, independent, non-partisan and non- profit.

Trying Together

Trying Together supports high-quality care and education for young children by providing advocacy, community resources, and professional growth opportunities for the needs and rights of children, their families, and the individuals who interact with them. Trying Together works regionally (in Southwestern Pennsylvania) and takes its expertise and models to statewide and national audiences.