PNC Grow Up Great is an unprecedented $350 million, multi-year initiative in school readiness that began in 2004 to help prepare children from birth to age five for success in school and life. We provide leadership, advocacy, resources and volunteers to assist parents, caregivers and communities in their efforts to increase the potential for young children to succeed.
PNC has invested several million dollars in grants and thousands of volunteer hours to Head Start centers, non-profit organizations and institutions of higher learning to enhance the quality of early care and education for disadvantaged children.
Since the program’s inception, we have developed volunteer activities to help build morale, pride and team spirit among our employees. Their experiences with children, parents, staff and others can provide tremendous personal growth and satisfaction. Our leadership is resulting in positive results. Examples include:
- PNC Chairman and CEO James E. Rohr serves as honorary chair of the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission along with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett. Comprised of business leaders from across the state, the commission seeks support for public investment in early learning.
- Grow Up Great with Science: This $6 million initiative funded 14 regional science centers to help improve the quality of science education for underserved preschool children in seven states and the District of Columbia.
- Financial Education Initiative: A $5 million commitment from the PNC Foundation seeds programs through non-profit organizations that provide financial education resources to children, their families and teachers.
For a more comprehensive look at this
corporate initiative, visit pncgrowupgreat.com .
Media Contact: Joe Balaban 412-768-5095