Our Impact

Our Current Impact

55K

students

4.5K

teachers

139

schools


We believe a good education is one of the best opportunities a student has to reach their potential.

In classrooms throughout southwestern PA, we bridge the gap between what students have and what they need to succeed.

80,000+

 

80k+ local students don’t have basic school supplies

96%

96% of our students qualify for help

For families who are struggling to afford basic necessities, school supplies may not make the shopping list. Of the students we serve this year, 96% qualify for the National School Lunch Program, meaning that they likely don’t have access to even the most basic school supplies—the things that enable students to participate in learning activities and engage in class.

 


 

School budgets are increasingly under strain, especially in communities where student need is greatest. And when neither families nor schools can contribute, the financial burden falls on teachers themselves. A recent survey from the National Center for Education Statistics found that 94% of public school teachers spent their own money on supplies for their classrooms, investing an average of almost $500 each per year.

Shoes and socks are on my students’ needs lists — not pencils and crayons. With the school supplies my students receive from The Education Partnership, my kids have the pencils and crayons they need to help them learn!

Sherine Raymond, Kindergarten Teacher

THIS IS A REAL PROBLEM IN OUR COMMUNITY. AND WE’RE RESPONDING WITH A SIMPLE, PROVEN SOLUTION:

School Supplies for a Brighter Future