Impoverished Chester

The City of Chester, 20 miles from downtown Philadelphia, is one of the poorest municipalities in the country.   45% of children under age 5 live below the poverty line.  Unemployment is three times that of Delaware County as a whole.  Chester’s schools are among the most distressed in Pennsylvania. Half the students who start 9th grade don’t graduate from high school.  For too many children, violence is not just a statistic, it’s a daily reality 
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By timmreardon

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