Healthy NewsWorks

P.O. Box 431
Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Board of Directors

Amy B. Ginensky, J.D.

Vice Presidents
James Buehler, M.D.
Andrew D. Magnus

Laurita M. Hack, D.P.T., Ph.D., M.B.A.

H. George Shoffner, C.P.A.

Justin Campbell, C.P.A.
Joel Catindig
Hall, M.P.H.
Kenny Johnson
Omar D. Joseph
Victoria Kinzig, M.S.Ed.
Sharon Manker, M.S.Ed.
Elizabeth Rappaport, M.D.
Eileen Ruby
Deborah Stern, Ph.D.

Cary L. Rice, J.D., Board Observer, Philadelphia Bar Association Program

Our Team

Executive Director
Marian Uhlman

Community Outreach Manager
Diane Davis

Program Manager
Mia Blitstein, M.S. Ed.

Program Associate
Sarah Lowing, M.S. Ed.

Nutrition Educator
Amy Deahl-Greenlaw, RDN

January 2021 update: Our fall 2020 fundraising drive has concluded. Thank you to all contributors for helping make it a success! Donations can be made anytime through our Make a Gift page.


“Healthy NewsWorks challenges our young reporters as they learn the importance of carefully researched and fact-based informational writing.” 

Dear Friend,

My name is Morgan Washington-Leslie, and I teach fourth grade and the Healthy NewsWorks program at James Logan Elementary School in Philadelphia. When asked to share my first-hand experiences with Healthy NewsWorks, I jumped at the opportunity. There is so much I want to say about this exceptional program and the many ways it has impacted the lives of our young students. 

>> Read Morgan's letter

What the student reporters say

“In the end, I loved everything about Healthy NewsWorks. Now I can talk to little crowds. Back then I couldn’t talk to 2 people at a time. Now I talk to 20–30 people in classes.” —Fifth grader

“I learned that it’s okay to be shy sometimes but sometimes we have to get out of our shells.” —Fifth grader

“When I first started this, I thought I was gonna mess up but when I tried it, I didn’t mess up. So then I kept doing my work and it was really fun to do.” —Fifth grader

  “I loved the newspaper. I loved the teachings. In the healthy newspaper, I felt like I was saving the world. Doing facts was the best part. It was so fun doing the interviews.” —Fourth grader

How your gift can help

  • $25 donation—Help us reach more children. 
  • $50 donation—Be part of our "50 dollars from 50 donors" campaign for one school's newspaper.
  • $100 donation—Join our "Press Kit Club" to buy supplies for Core Reporters in grades 3–8. 
  • $250 donation—Mail materials to students' homes to support learning during the pandemic.
  • $500 donation—Adapt a student lesson for online learning. 
  • $1,000 donation—Support a Cub Reporter classroom in grades 1–4.
  • $2,500 donation—Be the patron of one fact-based newspaper edition.
  • $5,000 donation—Bring Healthy NewsWorks to a school for a semester.

Healthy NewsWorks logoOur Mission
Healthy NewsWorks empowers elementary and middle school students to become researchers, writers, critical thinkers, and confident communicators who advance health understanding and literacy through their factual publications and digital media.

Learn more

Healthy NewsWorks is a registered charitable organization. A copy of our official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling, toll-free within Pennsylvania, 800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Donations to Healthy NewsWorks are tax-deductible (Tax ID: 81-4668072).