Program News

PCEF’s Accomplishments Over the Last 6 Months

It is hard to believe that the first half of our fiscal year has come and gone! Here’s an update of what PCEF has been up to!


This Year So Far . . .


1. Activities Access Fund – In July, the PCEF provided $10,000 to the school district to help economically disadvantaged students with the Pay to Participate fees that were instituted this year to offset the cost of the extracurricular activities in the middle school and high school.

2. Summer Academics – PCEF was awarded a grant of $5,000 from the 1675 Foundation in support of the 2012 elementary summer remediation program. Along with these funds, PCEF will provide $3,000 to Phoenixville Area Positive Alternatives (PAPA) to help fund the enrichment portion of this summer program.

3. Pack a Backpack– for the 8th year in a row, PCEF has provided fully stocked backpacks to preschool and elementary students in need, as well as the requested supplies for middle school and high school students in need. Costco of King of Prussia generously donated over 300 backpacks, with SEI Cares and many community members making donations of supplies. Over the last 8 years, PCEF has delivered over 2,600 backpacks to students in the Phoenixville area! (more…)

2016-11-13T14:04:04-05:00January 31st, 2012|General, Program News|

PCEF Makes $10,000 Donation to Assist Students with Pay to Participate Fees

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…)

2016-11-13T14:04:05-05:00October 3rd, 2011|Featured, Program News|

2011-2012 Pack-A-Backpack Report

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…)

2016-11-13T14:04:05-05:00October 3rd, 2011|Featured, Program News|

It’s Time to Pack a Backpack for School

Each year PCEF provides school supplies and backpacks for needy students in the Phoenixville area who otherwise would start the new school  year without the required materials.  These students are living at or below the poverty line.

Donations are currently being collected at two Phoenixville Federal branch offices.  We would really appreciate donations of the following supplies: (more…)

2016-11-13T14:04:05-05:00August 2nd, 2011|Program News|

Phoenixville Community Education Foundation Announces 2010-2011 Scholarship Award Recipients

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…)

2016-11-13T14:04:05-05:00July 30th, 2011|Featured, Program News|
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