The Dime Bank donated $5,000.00 to the Greater Pike Community Foundation
Honesdale, PA / April 9, 2018 / The Dime Bank donated $5,000.00 to the Greater Pike County Community Foundation (GPCF) through the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.
Through the GPCF, the EITC Program provides significant funding for innovative educational programming enhancements in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) at Delaware Valley School District (DVSD). In 2017-2018, the funding will assist STEM faculty in developing MakerSpace laboratory, a new innovative education program. The new program will allow DVSD students to utilize the space for constructing of robotic and other mechanical devices, devices to further explore scientific principles, projects in the community, and projects for academic competitions. It will also allow students to explore mathematical concepts and to understand some of the challenges of everyday life during time periods studies in social studies classes.
Executive Director Jenni Hamill of the GPCF said, "I am pleased to say that with the help of The Dime Bank, GPCF has had a hugely successful year with the EITC program at DVSD. Our long-standing and collaborative relationship with DVSD deepens every year, particularly this year as they are undertaking an ambitious project to increase student access to STEM areas of learning.”
The Dime Bank is dedicated to supporting education in our school districts and to bringing the arts to our communities through the support of many different programs and venues. The Dime Bank has been participating in the EITC program since 2001. The Dime Bank has been helping customers meet their financial needs since 1905. Serving its primary market of Northeast Pennsylvania, the bank offers a full array of financial services and solutions. Community banking yields community benefits. For more information on The Dime Bank, visit www.thedimebank.com. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.
Pictured from left to right: John Bell, DVSD Superintendent; Robert Curtis, DVHS Engineering Teacher; Jenni Hamill, GPCF Executive Director; Amy Burke, The Dime Bank AVP Dingmans Ferry Branch Manager; Gina Vives, DVSD Director of Curriculum and Technology.
Source: The Dime Bank / April 9, 2018 / Deborah Unflat