DAVIE, Fla. – In June of 2015, Firewall Centers was awarded a $10,000 grant by the PNC Foundation to impact the lives of low-income middle and high school students.
The funds will be used to continue Firewall’s after-school program that benefits the education and empowerment of at-risk youth in the South Florida community, a demographic that sees a graduation rate of only 68% in Broward County.
PNC first began its support of Firewall Centers during the 2014-2015 school year. In addition to financial support, PNC staff members will continue to volunteer their time to speak with Firewall students about personal finance development within the Centers.
This grant will support the T.H.I.N.K. Leadership Programs that Firewall offers at eight different middle and high schools in Broward County. The programs provide after-school mentoring and tutoring to at-risk and low-income students to help them better prepare for the future.
With PNC’s help, Firewall will be able to further its vision and the development of the students’ future academic success.
About the PNC Foundation
PNC and the PNC Foundation have long histories of strengthening and enriching the lives of their neighbors in communities in which they live and work. For decades, they have provided resources to seed ideas, foster development initiatives and encourage leadership in nonprofit organizations where imagination and determination are at work enhancing people’s lives every day. The PNC Foundation supports a variety of nonprofit organizations with a special emphasis on those that work to achieve sustainability and touch a diverse population.