Sanchez announces $45K grant awarded to Manor College

(Oct 11, 2022)

JENKINTOWN, Oct. 11 – State Rep. Ben Sanchez, D-Montgomery, today announced that Manor College received a $45,000 grant to help students and the public achieve career readiness goals and strengthen job search training. Funding, which comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, will benefit the Manor College Digital Literacy program. The program consists of training, facilitated coaching from faculty, career counseling services and dedicated library hours for job search availability. “This grant will help ensure that local jobseekers can confidently apply digital-literacy skills in both the application process and on the job. It’ll also help retain top-notch faculty members who make this program possible and connect people to promising career opportunities,” Sanchez said. “Manor College’s Digital Literacy program gives its participants a competitive edge and helps them sharpen skills that they can utilize for several years to come.” “Manor College is ecstatic that our students will have this opportunity,” said Dr. Jonathan Peri, president of Manor College. “We cannot thank Representative Sanchez, the governor and secretary of L&I Jennifer Berrier, enough. Because of them, this is going to directly foster student success.” Addressing the ongoing digital-literacy barrier, the Digital Literacy and Workforce Read more


Oct. 5 update: Veterans and homeowners, stop by my district office tomorrow

(Oct 05, 2022)

Area veterans and homeowners, I hope to see you at my district office on Thursday! The services detailed below are free. Read more


September 22 update: Unity and camaraderie this week in Harrisburg

(Sep 22, 2022)

I recently joined fellow members of the PA House Transportation and Local Government Committees in Philadelphia for a close up look at the public and private investments that are driving the future of the southeast region and the Commonwealth. Read more


Rep. Sanchez's summer 2022 print newsletter

(Sep 12, 2022)

Rep. Sanchez's latest print newsletter features information on the 2022-23 state budget, redistricting, legislation he's introduced, and more. Read more


Sept. 8 update: Back to School & Community Updates

(Sep 08, 2022)

I am once again blown away by the generosity of this incredible community. Over the past month my office collected an abundance of school supplies to benefit the Breathing Room Foundation, a local organization dedicated to helping families facing a cancer diagnosis. Read more


August 25 update: A win for LGBTQIA+ Pennsylvanians

(Aug 25, 2022)

On August 16, Gov. Wolf signed an executive order to protect LGBTQIA+ Pennsylvanians from conversion therapy. Read more


August 12 update: Back-To-School Happenings

(Aug 12, 2022)

My office is still collecting school supplies to distribute to local Montgomery County students, but not for much longer! Read more


July 29 update: Talking Reproductive Rights with Vice President Harris

(Jul 29, 2022)

It was an incredible honor to participate in a roundtable discussion with Vice President Harris and colleagues from both the General Assembly and Congress last week. Read more


July 13 update: Legislature passes budget late Friday night

(Jul 13, 2022)

On July 8, the General Assembly passed the annual spending plan for this fiscal year, and it was signed by the governor later that evening. Read more


June 29 update: Local July 4th Events & Budget Updates from Harrisburg

(Jun 29, 2022)

Patriotic celebrations will be underway this weekend! The Glenside Parade, one of my personal favorites from growing up, will step off at 4 p.m. on July 4 from North Penn VFW Post 676 and end at Harry Renninger Park on South Keswick Ave. Read more


June 16 update: Around the District, PFAS Update & More

(Jun 16, 2022)

It was a beautiful night in Abington Township for a pride flag raising on June 3. Read more


June 3 update: Enough of Saying "Enough is Enough"

(Jun 03, 2022)

I’m grateful to my colleagues who joined me in signing a discharge resolution urging the majority to bring House Bill 770 to a full vote last week. Read more


May 20 update: Free shred event tomorrow

(May 20, 2022)

I hope to see you this Saturday at my free shred event! Bring papers cluttering up your home that contain sensitive personal information and we’ll securely shred them on-site at the parking lot on the corner of Old York Road and Brentwood Ave. Read more


May 5 update: Enough is Enough

(May 05, 2022)

Gun violence touches everyone's lives, it’s a nationwide public health crisis. Read more


Celebrate sport, embrace competition, practice empathy and stop attacking transgender athletes

(Apr 29, 2022)

If a kid wants to compete, let them. If that kid happens to be an excellent athlete and outstanding person, celebrate them. That’s it. Please stop these unnecessary and hateful attempts to target certain populations just because you’ve been led to believe some lie about fairness. Read more


April 21 update: Around the district and news from Harrisburg

(Apr 21, 2022)

I was extremely proud to take part in the ribbon cutting ceremony of the brand-new facility for Family Promise Food Pantry at Salem Baptist Church of Abington. Read more


State lawmakers announce $230K investment for middle school educational program

(Apr 20, 2022)

“Unfortunately, not everyone grows up in a home with an adult who knows or is willing and able to teach bike safety and best practices,” Sanchez said. “This program takes the needed step of helping all the children in our community take a necessary step toward becoming responsible adults, and it reinforces safe behavior that could one day save a life.” Read more


Guenst, Sanchez to host senior fair

(Apr 20, 2022)

Older adults, their family members and caregivers are invited to attend. Read more


Sanchez applauds $74K in safety and security grants

(Apr 14, 2022)

ABINGTON, April 14 – State Rep. Ben Sanchez, D-Montgomery, today announced that three places of worship within his legislative district received grants to strengthen their safety and security measures. Funding, which comes from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, has been distributed as follows: Temple Sinai: $25,000. Abington Monthly Meeting Inc.: $24,200. Lubavitch of Abington Inc.: $25,000. “Everyone has the right to freely and openly practice their religion. It is disheartening that such security measures are needed at places of worship, but funding like this helps preserve this constitutional right and ensure everyone’s safety,” Sanchez said. Grants may be used for initiatives including, but not limited to: safety and security planning, purchase of safety and security equipment, safety and security training, vulnerability and threat assessments, and purchase of security-related technology such as metal detectors and surveillance equipment. Information about the PCCD is available here . For more information, contact Sanchez’s office at 215-517-6800. Read more


April 8 update: #LetThemPlay

(Apr 08, 2022)

My district office will be closed on Monday, April 11, for an off-site event and again Friday, April 15, in recognition of Good Friday and Passover. Read more