NEW YORK, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carter CPA, a Tax and Accounting firm with offices in New York and New Jersey, is pleased to announce its involvement in the PENCIL Partnership Program. PENCIL's Partnership Program builds and supports customized, long-term relationships between business volunteers and public school principals to inspire innovation and improve student achievement.
After reading an article in the New York Times about PENCIL's commitment to improving education for NYC students, Jodi Carter, CPA took action. Carter reached out to PENCIL to collaborate on the creation of a program focused on behavioral finance, financial literacy, and strategies for sound financial decision-making.
PENCIL paired Carter with Eximius College Preparatory Academy in the Bronx, a member of College for Every Student (CFES), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping underserved students prepare for, gain access to, and succeed in college. The Eximius administration recognizes the value of connecting their students with business professionals. Principal Jonathan P. Daly said, "As we work to prepare our scholars to be college and career ready, every exposure that they have to professionals working in the real world helps the goal become more of a reality."
Carter has always had a passion for teaching accounting and finance. She often advises her millennial generation clients on key topics such as lifestyle planning, career aspirations and home ownership. She is thrilled to have an opportunity to bring similar guidance to high school students.
"Not only is basic financial literacy important to getting into and completing college, but access to working professionals like Jodi Carter is absolutely critical for today's students to emerge as tomorrow's leaders," said PENCIL President Michael Haberman. "Boosting college and career readiness is one of PENCIL's priorities. Volunteers like Jodi not only provide students with the tools they need to get into college—they also expose students to new careers and model the professional qualities that today's jobs demand."
PENCIL inspires innovation and improves student achievement by partnering business leaders with public schools. Our programs share a common premise: by bringing together the best ideas, talent and resources across sectors, we can create real change in our schools. For more information, visit http://www.pencil.org/
About Carter CPA
Carter CPA, LLC is a tax and accounting firm focused on individuals and small businesses, providing personalized service and strategic planning. The firm's services include tax preparation, business accounting, payroll services, financial planning, estate planning and administration, and divorce financial services. For more information on Carter CPA, visit http://www.cartercpallc.com/
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