PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania State Representative Joseph Hohenstein, D-Phila., announced that six School District of Philadelphia schools in his district will each receive $10,000 in grant funding to invest in cultural education, literacy, STEM resources and supplies.
“Our children are our most precious gifts, and I hope this grant money shows all the children in each of these School District of Philadelphia schools and their families that we value them, we want to invest in their future, and we believe in them,” Hohenstein said. “I hope these investments give our students another reason to believe in themselves, too.”
School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite said the grant funding will be put to great use in the schools.
“We’re incredibly grateful for the support provided by State Representative Hohenstein,” said Dr. Hite. “With this grant money, principals will be able to make additional investments in resources that will ultimately aid in the success of our students. This grant speaks to the importance of teamwork and what can be accomplished when we all rally around and are invested in public education.”
Hohenstein announced the $60,000 in grant funding will be evenly distributed – six $10,000 awards – to each of the six public schools in the 177th Legislative District. Hohenstein decided to evenly distribute the funding to each of the six schools because he wants all the children in his district and their families to know they are important.