Taylor Named CORA Services 2016 Civic Champion
G — Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) has been named CORA Services’ 2016 Civic Champion.
CORA’s Champion Awards are presented each year at the Champions for Children Celebration to recognize individuals and organizations that have been instrumental in partnering with CORA Services to create a brighter future for children and families in the Philadelphia region. This year’s award will be presented on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Union League of Philadelphia.
“John Taylor epitomizes what it means to be a ‘legislator’ and ‘representative for the people’ of the Commonwealth in today’s world,” said Mary Doherty, managing director of the Community Services Division at CORA Services. “He is tireless in his advocacy for rights and opportunities for all, he is a coalition builder in Philadelphia and in Harrisburg, and he is truly a champion for children, families and communities.”
Taylor was also recognized for creating meaningful legislation to combat drug and alcohol use, and his effort in the House to expand the use of Recovery High Schools for youth in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
“This is a very special honor from a very special organization,” Taylor said. “I am humbled to receive this award and to work with such a great organization.”
Taylor will be one of three honorees that evening. The others are Univest Bank and Trust Co., which was named the year’s Corporate Champion; and Christian Brown, a senior at Father Judge High School, who will receive the Classroom Champion Award and a $1,000 scholarship from CORA Services.
Since 1971, CORA Services has been helping youth and families in the Philadelphia region. CORA’s mission is to help those facing academic or social challenges by delivering support and creating opportunities for sustainable growth and development.
Today, CORA serves more than 16,000 children and families every year, guided by the words of its foundress, Sister Charity Kohl, “Children are the Heart of the Matter.”
In partnership with more than 200 schools throughout Philadelphia, Chester County and Camden, CORA provides academic support, school counseling, occupational therapy, speech and language services, psychological services, truancy services and student assessment programs. CORA also offers individual and family counseling, mental health treatment, substance use services, teen/young adult pregnancy services, intensive prevention services, early intervention, after-school and summer programs, and preschool education.
Representative John Taylor
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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