McClinton announces more than $22,000 to help improve safety at Philadelphia school

In her ongoing fight to improve school safety, PA House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton proudly announced today a $22,564 grant was approved for Greater Hope Christian Academy to help strengthen protections for its students, teachers and staff.

McClinton said the funding is part of $8 million awarded statewide through the Safe Schools Targeted Grants Program and will go toward assisting security planning and investing in new security-related equipment for Greater Hope Christian Academy. 

“Every student deserves to learn, and every teacher deserves to educate in a safe learning environment, period,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “These state dollars are just another way I’m working to connect devoted schools in our communities like Greater Hope Christian Academy with the resources they need to help prevent and protect against violence, while continuing to provide a quality education.”

The Safe Schools Targeted Grants Program is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office for Safe Schools and aims to support schools in promoting an environment of greater productivity, safety and learning, while enhancing anti-violence efforts between schools and parents, local governments, law enforcement and community organizations.

More information about the funding can be found on the Department of Education’s website at