PNC: Commitment to Early Childhood Education

PNC: Commitment to Early Childhood Education

We're focusing on early learning to help children succeed. Research has shown that the first five years of a child's life is critical to long-term achievement. We believe that an investment in pre-K students makes good economic sense and plants the seeds for the dynamic workforce of tomorrow. To that end, we provide innovative opportunities that assist families, educators and community partners to enhance children's learning and development, particularly in underserved communities.

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Students Benefit From a Better Learning Environment
Back to school time for many students often means new clothes and supplies. For the students and staff of the Monessen School District – a small, urban public school district south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – returning to school also means upgraded classrooms and facilities with new desks, chairs and bookcases. The Monessen School District serves nearly 850 students within its three...
Sep 5, 2017 7:05 AM ET
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Best Practices
By Donnice Peterson and Logan Jones-Merrill This article is an excerpt from a Diversity Best Practices member research report. Our research reports are usually accessible only to Diversity Best Practices’ member companies. PNC Financial Services Group...
Aug 18, 2017 11:00 AM ET
Extreme Classroom Makeover: The Big Bad Wolf Won’t Blow These Houses Down
Perhaps one day, a preschooler in Sara Podvasnik’s class will look back at a classroom exercise featuring the Three Little Pigs as the day that sparked their engineering career. Podvasnik’s class of 15 students, ages 4 and 5, come from a low socioeconomic area in Duquesne City, Pa. “They always come to school; they love learning at this age,” she said. They’re some pretty great...
Jun 8, 2017 9:35 AM ET
How One Promise Is Worth $15 Million
Inspired by PNC’s signature philanthropic program, Grow Up Great, Cincinnati employee Cheryl Rose helped to create a city-wide effort called the Preschool Promise. The approach will help children become kindergarten ready and is being studied nationally as a new collaborative model for early childhood education.
May 31, 2017 2:00 PM ET
Q&A with Sally McCrady Director of Community Affairs at PNC Financial Services Group
Q: How has PNC’s strong support of early childhood education been received by educators and nonprofit organizations that are active in early childhood education? A: It has been amazingly well-received. When we started the program, we thought the grants would be the most important component of the program. While the money is important, the Advisory Council told us that it was our...
Apr 11, 2017 7:30 AM ET