When Donnahue Laing talks about his young daughter you can see his smile from across the room. At sixteen, Donnahue experienced the challenges and anxieties of incarceration and missed the first year of his baby’s life. He remembers, “I had a year in placement – a year that changed my life. I realized everything I had I left behind and that I had to grow up and be a man. I needed help, and I needed to get that help.” Continue reading
My name is Nashae Warren, I am 21 years of age and I attend the Logan/Olney E3 center.
Although there are many things I am truly thankful for, there are only two things I am extremely thankful for. First thing I am thankful for is the birth of my little sister. God couldn’t have given me anything in this world better than her. Ever since the day she came into my life it has completely changed the way I look at things. I made a decision to change my ways in order to be a good role model for her so that she can understand what life is all about, and I can prepare her for the real world. Continue reading →
A little over a year since its re-opening under the new administration of the non-profit Liberty Lutheran Children and Family Service, the E3 Logan Center, one of five in low-income areas in Philadelphia and the only E3 in the Northwest section of the city, graduated 40 young people who have successfully obtained their GED. The graduation ceremony at Moore College of Art will celebrated the achievements of over 100 graduates from all five of Philadelphia’s E3 Centers. Continue reading →
The Olney/Logan E3 Center, operated by Lutheran Children and Family Service (LCFS), offers young people between the ages of 16 and 22 the opportunity to make a successful transition to adulthood by providing GED training, work and life skills. E3 Center students include those who have left high school and not earned a diploma or GED as well as individuals returning from delinquent placement facilities. The E3 Center represents empowerment, education and employment and is committed to helping students become self-motivated, self-supporting and contributing participants in their communities. Continue reading →