80,000 students in and around Pittsburgh don’t have the supplies they need to learn at school.

We’ve served too many clients in education to ignore the importance of academia for our community and our world. But with a need this great, the prospect or education for everyone is daunting, to say the least.

That’s why we’re committed to our relationship with The Education Partnership, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that provides free school supplies to students, teachers, and school districts in need. Their invaluable work bridges the gap between what students have and what they need to succeed in and out of the classroom.

Now in the second year of our partnership, we’re incredibly proud of the organization’s tremendous impacts. Since we first collaborated, The Education Partnership has served an additional 13,000 students, 500 teachers, and 39 schools.

We recently had a chance to further the effort by donating thousands of school supplies and visiting the Partnership’s offices for an afternoon of service.

Apart from facilitating that afternoon’s “shopping” experience for local educators in the Teacher Resource Center, we sorted, packaged, and stored additional school supplies to be distributed in the future. Additionally, Programmer Cory Sarzotti makes regular visits to assist with the office’s technology and programming needs.

Here’s to our continued relationship with The Education Partnership. And here’s to their continued dedication to a brighter future for students throughout our city.