07/12/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/12/2019 10:00
Pittsburgh, Pa. - The Standard Charitable Foundation, with support from Standard Bank, has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Homeless Children's Education Fund (HCEF) to specifically support teens in public schools and shelters who are experiencing homelessness. The Teen Outreach Program has two staff and a cadre of volunteers who work one-on-one with teens and young adults in classrooms as they plan for college or training to become career ready.
The Homeless Children's Education Fund (HCEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1999 to support the educational needs of children experiencing homelessness in Allegheny County (which totaled over 4,000 children in the 2017-2018 school year). Over the years, HCEF's role in the community has developed and expanded to meet these needs. HCEF relies on support from community foundations, corporations, and individuals and receives no governmental funding.
Homeless Children's Education Fund's Mission
Homeless Children's Education Fund (HCEF)'s mission is to advance the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness in Southwestern Pennsylvania, guiding them to be productive, empowered citizens.
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About the Standard Charitable Foundation
As a community bank that believes in making a difference, Standard Bank keeps money local by deriving its funds and lending to the communities in which it operates-ultimately helping to grow the local economy. To further support their dedication to community growth, the bank helps provide financial assistance to local non-profits via the Standard Charitable Foundation (established in 2011). The Foundation typically awards grants twice a year to deserving and qualifying organizations in the communities in which Standard Bank serves. For grant qualifications and applications, visit a local Standard Bank office or speak with an associate of the bank today!