Monday, March 21, 2011

Grand as Parents (G.A.P.’s) relocates to North Broad St.

After fifteen productive years G.A.P.’s moves from the Church of the Advocate to the African American United Fund office building
Philadelphia, PA, March 21, 2011: The African American United Fund is delighted to announce that Grands as Parents has relocated to 2227 N. Broad Street from its previous home at the Church of the Advocate.

G.A.P's was formed in 1996 to assist, support, and advocate for the rights of grandparents. This advocacy focuses on creating changes in our society to ensure that children grow fruitfully into adulthood. The name G.A.P.'s was chosen to signify the way grandparents replace the gaps of parenthood in grandchildren's lives.

Eileen Brown, President G.A.P.'s says, “We’ve found a new home at AAUF. Invitations are being sent now for an Open House on April 9, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the AAUF Conference Center, 2231 N. Broad St, to announce the move. Our supporters can reach us at the same phone number (215) 236-4889, we’ve just moved to a better location on Broad Street.”

Wayne Jacobs, Board member, African American United Fund and Executive Director/Founder of X-Offenders for Community Empowerment says, “This is a great addition to the services and programs provided by the organizations located in the African American United Fund office building. Grandparents provide stability for the children of many formerly convicted people. Our social change models are the same…advocacy, services, programs and issue oriented education to increase opportunities for the formerly convicted as well as grandparents raising their children.”

AAUF is celebrating its 30 years of continuous service to the African American community in Pennsylvania. It raises funds to support the growth, development and empowerment of the African American community and in turn, society at large. The Fund provides vital support to many organizations that focus on the social, economic and cultural issues facing our community.

Through our incubator space, the Fund provides reduced rent to organizations so they can focus funding on their programs. Organizations that receive support are the Fraternal Order of Housing Police, the Neighborhood Leader, One World Bar, IT Services, St. Gabriel’s System Conflict Resolution program, the Uptown Entertainment & Development Corporation and X-Offenders for Community Empowerment.

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