AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The FirstEnergy Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Cuyahoga County Public Library System to support the efforts of 22 Homework Centers in branches across Greater Cleveland. This after-school program helps thousands of at-risk children improve their grades and increase subject comprehension.
The Homework Centers are open after school, Monday through Thursday, from September through mid-May. Each center offers two daily programs that can accommodate up to 25 children each.
"The key to our economic future, both in northeast Ohio and at FirstEnergy, is to develop a well-educated workforce that's prepared to take on future challenges," said Dee Lowery, president of the FirstEnergy Foundation. "Helping our at-risk students to acclimate to school and focus on academic success through this program is a major part of assuring we continue to have a viable economy and workforce into the future."
The FirstEnergy Foundation is funded solely by FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) and provides support to non-profit, tax-exempt health and human services agencies; educational organizations; cultural and arts programs and institutions; and civic groups in areas served by FirstEnergy's 10 electric operating companies and in areas where the company conducts business.
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SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.