Every August the Ed Foundation donates over 500 backpacks (fully stocked with school supplies) to students who can’t afford the tools needed to learn. Click here to learn more about our Pack a Backpack program.
Right now YOU can help us with a simple text from your phone!
By texting the word Backpack to 243725 right now, you can donate the amount you choose to this special “fill the backpacks” campaign.
With the beginning of August comes the beginning of the back to school season! For most families, this means a trip to the store to stock up on backpacks and school supplies so that their children will start the school year off with all the necessary tools.
For some families, providing their children with the required school supplies is a financial hardship. As one of the PCEF flagship programs, Pack A Backpack assists these families in need, so that their children arrive at school on the first day with all the tools they need to be successful in the classroom. (more…)
Due to deep budget cuts in educational funding, the Phoenixville Area School District (PASD) School Board adopted a “Pay to Participate” fee to offset some of the costs of the middle school and high school extracurricular activities. These fees may not be a financial burden to some families, but for other families, it will prevent their child from getting involved at school. (more…)
Thank you for making this year’s Pack-A-Backpack program a success for the 8th year in a row! Due to the generosity of local community members, churches, and businesses, PCEF was able to provide 360 backpacks and over $5000.00 in school supplies to students in need in the Phoenixville area. Your donations ensured that these children arrived at school the first day with the necessary tools to succeed in the classroom. (more…)
The Phoenixville Community Education Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its annual awards and scholarships. These awards were presented at the Phoenixville Area High School Senior Academic Banquet on June 2, 2011 to four PAHS seniors.
Kelly Connors, PCEF Executive Director, presented Hannah Jasienski with the Phoenixville Community Education Foundation’s Service Leadership Award and Scholarship. This award is given to a graduating senior selected by the high school administration who has exhibited the qualities of a great leader during his or her tenure at PAHS. It comes with a $2000 scholarship, which Hannah will use towards her education at Slippery Rock University. (more…)