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February 21

How we can solve 1 issue in education— for good.

Everyone wants to fix education, right? 

We can't better education unless we start with step 1— the step everyone forgets, because it seems so simple. But it’s the foundational step: to even be able to learn, kids need basic tools. 

And we can actually make that happen. 

How often do you get the chance to end a social problem? It’s not easy, but it’s possible. The Education Partnership has been doing the legwork, and we’re closer now than we’ve ever been before. 

We are completely set up to put learning tools into the hands of every kid in need in our 6-county region. Our newly remodeled facility will (very!) soon have the capacity to distribute supplies to all 60,000 students who need them. 

And we’ve already built an efficient, effective system to make this problem disappear. Our programs can turn a $1 donation into $8 in supplies. 

The action plan starts by targeting the highest need first. Right now, the schools we serve have an average of 86% of students qualifying for the National Free and Reduced Lunch Program. This year, we gave free supplies to 86 of those schools, and we’ll reach even more next year. 

Giving underserved kids pens and pencils does more than supply them with tools— it empowers them. It encourages them to show up to class. It raises their test scores. It’s the start of a resounding ripple effect on our education system.  

Every pencil is packed with potential.  

It wouldn’t mean education in our region is fixed. But it will be a real, tangible step toward success.  

We know how many students still need help: 28,000. You can help us reach them— even if you can’t give a donation. Volunteer, promote us, share us, come to an event. Take a tour. 

Help us end this fight. 

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Pittsburgh, PA 15220

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