philadelphia inquirer's citizen of the year

The Philadelphia Inquirer recently named Helen Gym, a concerned parent and community activist, its 2007 Citizen of the Year: Helen Gym. She's one of the outspoken members of Parents United for Public Education, an organization that has spent the last two years speaking out at School Reform Commission meetings, poring over budgets, pushing the City Council to commit more resources to education, and insisting that the Philadelphia Parking Authority live up to its promist to help fund city schools. Gym was chosen from dozens of worthy nominees because Parents United's grassroots efforts reach across economic, political and racial divides... and produce results. Read more about Helen's activist efforts here. (Thanks, Jim)

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