PITTSBURGH, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Riverset (www.riverset.com), a community-based financial institution is pleased to announce a yearlong collaboration with The Education Partnership. The Education Partnership is a 501 (c) 3 dedicated to addressing educational inequities in local schools by providing supplies to support teachers and enhance students' ability to learn. Riverset has chosen The Education Partnership as a charity of choice for 2015, creating a closer alliance between the credit union and the charity, in order for Riverset to become more actively involved in the mission of Education Partnership.
Riverset Credit Union, formerly the Pittsburgh Teacher's Credit Union is an active participant in many community and charity organizations through their program Riverset Gives. Riverset has a very active community outreach, volunteer and charitable program, Riverset GIVES, Growing the community by Impacting the lives of others through Volunteerism Efforts. This program encourages employees and credit union members to volunteer their time and engage in opportunities to advance community betterment. It also creates a positive company culture that extends into the local community as well.
"Riverset is committed to ongoing charitable outreach and we are excited about our collaboration with The Education Partnership," says Christine Chojnicki, CEO of Riverset Credit Union. "Our heritage of supporting education is still very much part of our organization's culture and is vital to the success of our region. We know that helping our neighbors is the right thing to do and benefits the community-at-large. Our Riverset GIVES program is one way Riverset fulfills our mission as a community-based financial institution."
The Education Partnership serves schools where 70% or more of the students qualify for a free or reduced lunch through the National School Lunch Program and are chosen through an application process. Over 100 schools in the six-county region served are eligible to receive free school supplies and other resources. In the third year of operation, The Education Partnership served 750 teachers, 12,200 students and distributed $958,000 worth of school supplies.
"The support provided by Riverset will help hundreds, if not thousands of students reach their potential, gain the love of learning and give them more equal footing with students who may have greater advantages," states Justin Brown, the Executive Director of The Education Partnership. "We are deeply grateful to Riverset, their employees and members for the commitment to not only The Education Partnership, but to education for students at-risk as a whole."
Riverset Credit Union will be providing information on The Education Partnership's mission, conducting school supply drives and hosting financial literacy forums for teachers and students.
Riverset 's Mission
Riverset's mission is to provide sound, innovative and efficient banking services to its current and future members.
The Education Partnership Mission
The Education Partnership, formerly known as Storehouse for Teachers, is dedicated to addressing educational inequities by providing and enabling access to the tolls and resources necessary to support teachers and enhance a student's ability to learn and succeed. www.TheEducationPartnership.org
SOURCE Riverset Credit Union