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Young to Host 185 Community Day

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Stress Need for Diverse Educator Workforce

(21 hours ago)

State Rep. Regina Young, who represents parts of Philadelphia, hosted the hearing. “Teachers enable a pathway to a greater future for all our young people,” she said. “It was great to hear from the panelists supporting the need for more Black teachers and supporting people of color to become teachers, but it was inspiring to see so many young people in the room who could become the teachers for the next generation. Speaking from my own experience, it’s necessary for students to make that connection with the teachers and mentors who see more in you than you see in yourself.” Read more

 

Young announces nearly $60,000 in grants for environmental education

(May 24, 2024)

State Rep. Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, today announced that a combined $59,502 has been awarded in Environmental Education Grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to projects in the 185th Legislative District. Read more

 

Testifiers detail need to develop diversity in education workforce

(May 23, 2024)

“Teachers enable a pathway to a greater future for all our young people,” said hearing host state Rep. Regina Young, who represents portions of Philadelphia. “It was great to hear from the panelists supporting the need for more Black teachers and supporting people of color to become teachers, but it was inspiring to see so many young people in the room who could become the teachers for the next generation. Speaking from my own experience, it’s necessary for students to make that connection with the teachers and mentors who see more in you than you see in yourself.” Read more

 

Young to Host 185 Community Day

(May 21, 2024)

Pa. state Rep. Regina Young will be hosting her annual 185 Community Day, giving her neighbors an opportunity to come together to share food, activities, and learn more about the many state resources available to the community. Come join the fun! Read more

 

Young announces over $53,000 in grants for senior community centers

(May 15, 2024)

State Rep. Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, today announced that a combined $53,551 has been awarded to two local senior community centers in the 185th Legislative District by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. Read more

 

Colwyn Borough gets funds to fix sewers

(Apr 30, 2024)

Colywn Borough has become one of the latest communities to receive state money for sanitary sewer improvements. In a ceremonial presentation last week, state Rep. Regina Young (D-185), gave Colwyn officials and community stakeholders a check for $425,000 representing improvements to be made to the Walnut St. sanitary sewer system. Read more

 

Young announces over $77.5 million PENNVEST award for new wastewater treatment facility

(Apr 24, 2024)

State Rep. Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, today announced that $77,529,900 in state funding has been awarded to the Philadelphia Water Department for construction of a new wastewater treatment facility in South Philadelphia to reduce ammonia discharged to the Delaware River and the reduced flow of inadequately treated sewage to the city's waterways. Read more

 

Young bill to keep energy efficiency plans moving clears House

(Apr 09, 2024)

HARRISBURG, April 9 – PA House lawmakers today passed legislation sponsored by state Rep. Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, that would make sure energy efficiency plans in the state are not being denied or delayed due to the use of mechanical insulation in them. Act 129 of 2008 requires electric distribution companies to complete an energy efficiency and conservation plan for their distribution areas every five years. Plans must be approved by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to ensure they are cost-effective and reduce energy consumption. Specifically, Young’s bill ( H.B. 491 ) would clarify that the PUC cannot deny a required energy efficiency program application solely because it contains mechanical insulation in its plan. She said the bill is necessary because the insulation material has reportedly been used to reject or delay applications, and that some people have questioned the effectiveness and economic viability of its use. “Mechanical insulation is used to insulate equipment, machines and industrial processes, as opposed to building envelope insulation used in walls and roofs of homes and buildings,” Young said. “It protects workers from burns, reduces noise pollution and is essential for energy conservation in heating and cooling pipes. It is safe and industry standard. “The intent of my bill is to clarify that mechanical insulation is appropriate material so Read more

 

Young announces $600,000 state grant for Philadelphia International Airport Terminals D and E exit lane enhancements

(Mar 26, 2024)

PHILADELPHIA, March 26 – State Rep. Regina Young, D-Phila., today announced that $600,000 in state grant funding has been secured for exit lane enhancements at Terminals D and E at the Philadelphia International Airport. The grant, which comes from the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets in the state. “The Philadelphia International Airport is a key transportation asset and economic engine for the Philadelphia region and for the state as a whole, and I am delighted to help bring state funding back to the airport through a variety of grant programs available,” Young said. Young has helped to secure more than $2.1 million in state funding from the Multimodal Transportation Fund for the Philadelphia Airport since first taking office in 2021. “We’re extremely grateful to Representative Young as well as members of the Philadelphia and Southeast delegations in Harrisburg for securing additional grant funding for the Department of Aviation. This new funding will help us make sure PHL can deliver the best experience at each step of the passenger journey through the airport,” said Atif Saeed, CEO of Philadelphia International Airport. “Updating our facilities is especially important as passenger volume continues to increase post-pandemic and we prepare to host many Read more

 

Bullock, Young natural hair braider bill passes PA House

(Mar 18, 2024)

HARRISBURG, March 18 – A bill ( H.B. 1820 ) introduced by state Reps. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., and Regina Young, D-Delaware/Phila., that would create a license exemption for natural hair braiding passed the PA House unanimously today. The legislation would exempt hair braiders from having to obtain a cosmetology license to practice braiding. “Natural hair braiding has been commonplace in the African American community for centuries,” Bullock said. “The techniques have been passed from generation to generation and are learned from early childhood and do not require formal training to do. Natural hair braiding does not involve any chemical treatments, applying heat, cutting or coloring of hair.” More than 33 states have exempted hair braiders from licensing laws, recognizing that natural hair braiding is a safe, cultural practice that is distinct from hairdressing and barbering. Last year, a Commonwealth Court determined that the state’s licensing requirements for natural hair braiding were unreasonable. “Natural hair braiding doesn’t require formal training and continues to be a technique used often within the African American community,” Young said. “This legislation recognizes natural hair braiding as a safe and natural cultural practice that should not require license to practice. Natural hair braiding requires Read more

 

Tinicum awarded $400,000 grant for Jansen Ave. water main replacement

(Mar 14, 2024)

Tinicum Township leaders are celebrating receipt of a $400,000 state grant they intend to use for replacement of the Jansen Avenue water main. The money’s coming from the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s H20 PA Program, Small Water and Sewer Program, a division of the Department of Economic and Community Development (DED). The grant was part of more than $800,000 recently awarded to Delaware County municipalities in the 185th legislative district through the program. Read more

 

Young presents $425,000 to Colwyn Borough to improve infrastructure

(Mar 13, 2024)

State Rep. Regina Young, D- Phila./Delaware, today presented a check for $425,000 to Colwyn Borough for Walnut Street sanitary sewer improvements. Read more

 

Young presents $400,000 to Tinicum Twp. to improve infrastructure

(Mar 11, 2024)

State Rep. Regina Young, D-Delaware/Phila., today presented a check for $400,000 to Tinicum Township leaders for the replacement of the Jansen Avenue water main.The funds were awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority's H2O PA Program, Small Water and Sewer Program, a division of the Department of Community and Economic Development.“So much of our infrastructure in Southeastern PA is rapidly aging. When these systems fail, it causes major interruptions for residents and businesses, ultimately affecting our economy,” Young said. “These investments are crucial to maintaining water service for our communities, which is essential to public health and safety.” Read more

 

2023-24 State Grant and Resource Guide

(Feb 15, 2024)

2023-24 State Grant and Resource Guide Read more

 

Young announces nearly $140,000 in Coastal Zone Grants

(Jan 29, 2024)

State Rep. Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded $139,595 in Coastal Resources Management Program grants to two projects in her Southwest Philadelphia district. Read more

 

Young announces $45,000 Alternative Fuels Grant

(Jan 22, 2024)

State Rep. Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $45,000 from the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program to Herr Foods, Inc. located in Southwest Philadelphia. Read more

 

McClinton, Young and Williams applaud $250,000 for Bartram Garden Trail

(Jan 16, 2024)

“I'm thrilled that the John Bartram Association is getting this funding for increased trail amenities within Bartram's Garden,” said Young, D-Phila./Delaware. “This is a gem for our communities in Southwest Philadelphia, providing wide open green space, agricultural opportunities and a peaceful respite tucked in the boundaries of our city. As a member of the House Tourism and Economic and Recreational Development Committee, I'm always proud to promote and invest in these unique locations in our community.” Read more

 

Young announces more than $900K in funding for art, sewer and water projects in Philadelphia and parts of Delaware County

(Dec 20, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 20 – State Rep. Regina Young, D-Delaware/Phila., today announced more than $915,000 in state funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The projects range from water and sewer improvement projects to arts and culture organizations. “As a state representative, it’s crucial that we advocate for funding of this nature whenever possible,” Young said. “These are important projects that will make a difference in our community, which is why my office has and will continue to advocate for similar projects and funding when the opportunities arise.” The grants were awarded to the following: $425,000 to Colwyn Borough for the replacement of a sanitary sewer pipe in the borough. $400,000 to Tinicum Township for the replacement of the Jansen Avenue water main. $16,279 to EgoPo Classic Theater for marketing costs for the performing arts center. $76,814 to John Bartram Association to fund operating costs for its public garden. Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton, D-Delaware/Phila., who previously represented Bartam Gardens, echoed Young’s remarks and noted the importance of maintaining public spaces. “Bartram’s Garden is a community treasure in southwest Philadelphia,” McClinton said. “It is a place where neighbors and families can gather to relax, connect, learn, and explore. These dollars can help maintain Read more

 

Young: PA Students Deserve Safer, #BetterSchools

(Oct 31, 2023)

PA state Rep. Regina Young and her colleagues in the PA House Democratic Caucus are fighting to expand the teaching pool, reduce class sizes, and clean up toxic schools. Read more

 

Young releases statement on Philadelphia police officer killed Thursday at PHL

(Oct 13, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 13 – State Rep. Regina Young, D-Phila., today released the following statement in response to the shooting death of a Philadelphia police officer Thursday night at the Philadelphia International Airport: “This senseless act of violence took away a husband, a father, a friend. When does it stop? I’d like to send my condolences to the family of the officer who was killed Thursday night and I’m praying for a quick recovery for the other officer who was also shot during this incident,” Young said. “We need to do better – all of us. This is our city, and these are our neighbors. The loss of life experienced in the place we call ‘home’ is unprecedented. And it needs to stop. Violence never has and never will be the answer. Yet we continue to experience this sorrow. “My office remains committed to doing whatever necessary to put a stop to the gun violence in Philadelphia. We will continue to reach as many neighbors as possible to spread this message and turn the tide on what seems to be a daily occurrence these days. “My heart, again, goes out to the family of the officer who lost his life Thursday night. They will continue to remain in our prayers.” Read more

 

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Stress Need for Diverse Educator Workforce
21 hours ago

Young announces nearly $60,000 in grants for environmental education
May 24, 2024

Testifiers detail need to develop diversity in education workforce
May 23, 2024

Young to Host 185 Community Day
May 21, 2024

Young announces over $53,000 in grants for senior community centers
May 15, 2024

Colwyn Borough gets funds to fix sewers
Apr 30, 2024

Young announces over $77.5 million PENNVEST award for new wastewater treatment facility
Apr 24, 2024

Young bill to keep energy efficiency plans moving clears House
Apr 09, 2024

Young announces $600,000 state grant for Philadelphia International Airport Terminals D and E exit lane enhancements
Mar 26, 2024

Bullock, Young natural hair braider bill passes PA House
Mar 18, 2024

Tinicum awarded $400,000 grant for Jansen Ave. water main replacement
Mar 14, 2024

Young presents $425,000 to Colwyn Borough to improve infrastructure
Mar 13, 2024

Young presents $400,000 to Tinicum Twp. to improve infrastructure
Mar 11, 2024

2023-24 State Grant and Resource Guide
Feb 15, 2024

Young announces nearly $140,000 in Coastal Zone Grants
Jan 29, 2024

Young announces $45,000 Alternative Fuels Grant
Jan 22, 2024

McClinton, Young and Williams applaud $250,000 for Bartram Garden Trail
Jan 16, 2024

Young announces more than $900K in funding for art, sewer and water projects in Philadelphia and parts of Delaware County
Dec 20, 2023

Young: PA Students Deserve Safer, #BetterSchools
Oct 31, 2023

Young releases statement on Philadelphia police officer killed Thursday at PHL
Oct 13, 2023