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Country Fair and CITGO Return to Fuel Roar on the Shore® 2015

CITGO Marketer will support the motor bike rally to benefit a local charity
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ERIE, Pa., July 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ – For the second consecutive year, local CITGO Marketer Country Fair, Inc. and CITGO Petroleum Corporation are teaming up to support the Roar on the Shore® motor bike rally in Erie, hosted by the Manufacturer & Business Association. The bike rally, which will be held from July 15 to 18, will bring together more than 150,000 bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country for fun and good cause: Erie Homes for Children and Adults’ Project First Step. 

Arby’s Foundation Commits to Provide More Than 10 Million Meals to Children in Need This Summer Through “School’s Out, Food’s In” Program

Series of Events Hosted by Arby’s to Raise Awareness of Summer Hunger in America
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ATLANTA, May 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ – As the final bell nears at schools across America, millions of children await the joys of summer.  But for millions more, that closing bell brings uncertainty about when and where their next meal will come from.  According to No Kid Hungry, of the 22 million kids who receive a free or reduced-price lunch during the school year, only 17.5 percent receive proper nourishment during the summer months.

GE Foundation Head Stops In Erie, Pitches Common Core State Standards

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The GE Foundation has spent more than $27 million on Erie's schools since 2007.

Foundation President Bob Corcoran made a stop in town Wednesday to check on the return on that investment and make a pitch for the national Common Core State Standards.

At a gathering of educators and business leaders at the Bayfront Sheraton on Wednesday morning and later that day at a meeting with the Erie Times-News Editorial Board, Corcoran said the new standards will make American schools more competitive internationally.

NYC and GE Foundation Developing Futures™ in Education Districts Continue CCSS Collaboration

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For more than 50 years, GE Foundation has invested in education programs based on a fundamental premise: a quality education ushers in a lifetime of opportunity, which helps build a strong and diverse citizenry to work and live in an increasingly competitive world. The seven districts (Atlanta, Cincinnati, Erie, Louisville, Milwaukee, Stamford and NY) have continued their collaboration around the adoption of the Common Core State Standards this summer, through a second visit to NYC and participation in the GE Foundation Summer Conference in Orlando.

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For more than 50 years, GE Foundation has invested in education programs based on a fundamental premise: a quality education ushers in a lifetime of opportunity, which helps build a strong and diverse citizenry to work and live in an increasingly competitive world. The seven districts (Atlanta, Cincinnati, Erie, Louisville, Milwaukee, Stamford and NY) have continued their collaboration around the adoption of the Common Core State Standards this summer, through a second visit to NYC and participation in the GE Foundation Summer Conference in Orlando.

Partners Join to Assure College Success for Erie Students

U.S. Department of Education & GE Foundation-Funded Effort Aims to Increase College-Going Success among High School Students in Erie
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The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the GE Foundation have initiated the GO College program in Erie, supported by a $24 million grant. Through the program, students will obtain increased access to services that assist them in attending college and graduating successfully. Three local organizations have partnered with high schools to jumpstart the program in motion; Gannon University, the Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC) and the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit 5 (IU5). These organizations are working alongside the schools to simplify the preparation and process of going to college for the families and students attending. Activities such as college fairs, workshops on financial aid and individual counseling will be available to all students at Central Tech, East, and Strong Vincent High Schools.

 

 

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The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the GE Foundation have initiated the GO College program in Erie, supported by a $24 million grant. Through the program, students will obtain increased access to services that assist them in attending college and graduating successfully. Three local organizations have partnered with high schools to jumpstart the program in motion; Gannon University, the Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC) and the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit 5 (IU5). These organizations are working alongside the schools to simplify the preparation and process of going to college for the families and students attending. Activities such as college fairs, workshops on financial aid and individual counseling will be available to all students at Central Tech, East, and Strong Vincent High Schools.

 

 

Erie schools receive $24 million from the U.S. Department of Education and GE for college access

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$24 million has been donated by the Department of Education and the GE Foundation to the "Gaining Options for College Collaborative" program in the Erie School District. This program aims to increase the number of students at East High School, Strong Vincent High School and Central Career and Technical School who advance on to college. The program will finance college fairs, financial aid workshops and two "college coaches" at each school.

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$24 million has been donated by the Department of Education and the GE Foundation to the "Gaining Options for College Collaborative" program in the Erie School District. This program aims to increase the number of students at East High School, Strong Vincent High School and Central Career and Technical School who advance on to college. The program will finance college fairs, financial aid workshops and two "college coaches" at each school.

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