Picture: (L) Pastor Carter Lester, Pastor Karen Pidcock-Lester, David Allebach and Joe Rusiewicz
The Foundation for Pottstown Education’s Early College Program was a recipient of $5,610 from The First Presbyterian Church in Pottstown Mary N. Porter Designated Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward County. Co-Pastors Karen Pidcock-Lester and W. Carter Lester along with parishioner, David Allebach were on hand recently to award the Foundation’s Executive Director, Joe Rusiewicz the funding.
This funding was approved by the Church’s Porter-Broward Task Force and enables the Foundation to support two Pottstown High School students participation in the Early College Program. Currently, the Foundation supports 28 Pottstown Juniors and Seniors the ability to take college level courses at Montgomery County Community College, the majority of which receive full tuition reimbursement while the others receive 50% reimbursement.
These students are selected by the Foundation in conjunction with the Pottstown High School based on academic and co-curricular activity. Students who have earned a 90% or higher grade point average after the first half of their sophomore year are invited to apply for this program. Those selected can earn up to 30 credits, completing their college freshman year at the time of their high school graduation.
The Foundation for Pottstown Education is one of the local non-profits that are invited and ultimately receive funding from the First Presbyterian Church Porter-Broward Task Force.