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Greater Pike for STEM Program benefits Delaware Valley School students

Robert Curtis, AP Physics, astronomy and engineering teacher, with a 3-D printer at Delaware Valley High School. Contributed.

MILFORD - students studying science, technology, engineering and math in the Delaware Valley School District (DVSD) will continue to learn with educational program enhancements thanks to a

partnership between Greater Pike Community Foundation, Dime and Wayne Banks and the state of Pennsylvania.

Greater Pike, through the generosity of the banks and the state of Pennsylvania’s EITC program, will grant $11,200 dollars to DVSD. The EITC program awards tax credits to businesses making significant

contributions to educational programs.

The Greater Pike grant will make a DVSD middle school science summer camp possible, as well as contribute to the development of an innovative “Makerspace Laboratory” in the new DV Technology

Center. The funds will also help start a new after school LEGO-based computer coding club for elementary school students.

Amy Carpenter, an 11th grade student who is interested in forestry offered, “The stem program leads us into our future careers and it’s really important for educational development, leading us to college and other things.”

Greater Pike Executive Director Jenni Hamill said, “We greatly value our strong partnership with both Wayne and Dime banks, Delaware Valley School District, and the PA Department of Community and Economic Development. It has been rewarding for Greater Pike to help the EITC program grow and make such an important contribution to preparing students for successful futures.”

Greater Pike Community Foundation was created to enable generous individuals, families and local businesses to maximize their charitable support through organized, targeted, long-term community

philanthropy. Greater Pike provides a permanent and personal way to give back to the region we love and have worked so hard to nurture and maintain.

For more information about establishing a fund in memory of a loved one, or to discuss how to realize your charitable goals for the future, please contact Jenni Hamill, Executive Director, at

jennihamill@greaterpike.org, 570-832-4686 or visit our website at www.greaterpike.org and Facebook.com/GreaterPike.

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