PPL donates $120K for scholarships

Community Services for Children (CSC) recently received $120,000 from PPL in Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) funding in support of its early education scholarships.

“We are so appreciative of PPL’s leadership in supporting early education. This is the building block for successful high school graduation and an educated workforce,” said Jane Ervin, CEO/President of CSC.

CSC will distribute $120,000 in scholarships to children enrolled in high quality pre-k programs which have earned a STAR 3 or STAR 4 quality designation by the Pennsylvania Keystone STARS program; accredited by the national association for educating young children (NAEYC); or accredited by the Middle States Commission on the Accreditation of Elementary Schools.  Currently 20 low-income four-year-old children are supported by CSC’s scholarship fund to attend the unique Newton School, which uses hands-on science, technology, engineering and math as a way of learning.

Community Services for Children (CSC) is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development as a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization. Qualifying businesses may receive tax credits in exchange for donations to CSC to fund students from low income families attending high quality pre-k programs. These credits are obtained through the program Educational Investment Tax Credits (EITC) and administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

CSC is the region’s leader in early childhood education and family development, reaching 40,000 children in 18 counties annually. For further information, call Sara George, 610-437-6000, x2101.