State gives Father Judge $1 million

State Sen. Christine Tartaglione announced that Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program has awarded almost $2.5 million in grants to applicants within the 2nd Senatorial District.

Friends of Father Judge High School was awarded a $1 million grant to develop two spaces known as the Brisson Center for Academic Excellence and Welding Lab that will provide enhanced career training to prepare students for high-demand jobs of the present and future.

Esperanza Health Center, in Kensington, was awarded $1 million.

The Free Library of Philadelphia was awarded $480,000 to repair and upgrade the McPherson Square and Kingsessing branches.

“I am very pleased to share the good news with these benevolent organizations and the communities that they serve. Each of the four projects selected for funding will greatly improve the lives of people throughout the district and beyond,” Tartaglione said. “They will create new jobs while improving community access to education, career training, healthcare and wellness.” ••