Federal Grant Awarded to Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship

The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter School (PCPCS) on May 10 announced that Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship, a MicroSociety school since its inception in 2011, will be one of three subgrantees for year two of its Pennsylvania’s Charter School Program (PACSP) Grant. The school may receive as much as $1.5 million.

The $30 million 5-year PACSP grant was awarded to PCPCS in September 2020 by the U.S. Department of Education to support the development, expansion, and replication of high-quality public brick-and-mortar charter schools in the State of Pennsylvania. The organization selected the three subgrantees through a rigorous, peer-review process.

“This award came at a great time, as we are embarking on an expansion project that will expose more students in the Greater Pittsburgh region to our one-of-a-kind entrepreneurship education program,” Dr. Wayne Jones, CEO of Penn Hills, said in a statement. “This grant will give us access to resources that will enhance our ability to use innovation as a means to level the economic playing field and empower tomorrow’s leaders to invest in their communities and develop suitable job opportunities for themselves and others.”

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