26 Jan PCF Announces Contribution from AT&T
CLEVELAND, Ohio, January 24, 2015 – The Presidents’ Council Foundation has been selected by AT&T to receive a $25,000 contribution to support their PC (Presidents’ Council) Scholars Program.
The PC Scholars Program supports African-American Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school students by ensuring graduation from high school and providing college readiness assistance. PC Scholars works with sophomores, juniors and seniors with the goal of producing the next generation of workers, entrepreneurs and leaders for our community.
According to U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, “Education provides Americans with the opportunity for economic advancement,” Brown said. “Programs like the PC Scholars Program ensure that more Ohio students have the opportunity to gain critical skills and mentorship to ensure that they are successful in college and beyond.”
The PC Scholars Program works with students in bi-monthly sessions which focus on leadership, academic achievement, career preparedness and life skills. 68% of the students come from low-income backgrounds and 65% are first generation college students. Additionally, the program also includes a mentoring component where each student is paired with a mentor from The Presidents’ Council network.
“Cleveland and Ohio will benefit from these students who will become future employees who are educated and independent learners with powerful problem solving skills,” said Nicole M. Bell, Executive Director of The Presidents’ Council Foundation. “They will help build a stronger workforce that will aid the economic growth of Ohio, and we are very grateful for AT&T’s support.”
“Keeping our teenagers in high school and preparing them for success after graduation benefits our students and our communities,” said Mylayna Albright, Vice President, External Affairs, AT&T Ohio. “The President’s Council Foundation has a proven track record that is helping at-risk youth stay in school and succeed academically. We are proud to support this program.”
For more information about The Presidents’ Council Foundation visit www.thepresidentscouncil.org or email email@example.com
About The Presidents’ Council Foundation
The Presidents’ Council Foundation, Inc. (PCF) was founded in 2000, by The Presidents’ Council LLC, an organization comprised of chief executive officers of some of Northeast Ohio’s largest African-American owned and operated companies. The mission of the PCF is to support, develop and advocate for current and future generations of African-American entrepreneurs and leaders. The organization achieves its’ mission via two flagship programs: Emerging Entrepreneurs and PC Scholars, which have served countless African-American entrepreneurs and students and research related to urban education, entrepreneurship and economic development.
About the Emerging Entrepreneurs Program
Began in 2000, the EE program provides intense high-level classroom instruction for African-American small business owners. Participants, which come from various industries, meet bi-weekly for 14 weeks with classes facilitated by members of The Presidents’ Council, field experts and other community partners.
About the PC Scholars Program
Started in 2008, this program works with 10th, 11th and 12th graders from Cleveland area high schools, and is designed to produce the next generation of workers, entrepreneurs and leaders for our community. Students have bi – monthly sessions focused on leadership, academic achievement, career preparedness and life skills.
In addition to the PCF’s programs, we have been at the forefront of African-American business research in Northeast Ohio. In 2007, the PCF conducted a study on regionalism that led to the release of a detailed report, Regionalism: Growing Together to Expand Opportunity to All. In 2005, the PCF along with other community partners helped spearhead the Supplier Diversity Report.
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