“We are deeply grateful for the generous contributions made [by Comcast, United Health Services, and Weis Markets] through the OSTC and EITC programs.” — Kathleen Smookler, Head of School, ATG Learning Academy
CHALFONT, Pa. (PRWEB) April 02, 2019
ATG Learning Academy, a licensed 501(c)(3) Private Academic & Neuroplasticity School in Bucks County serving grades first-12th, specializing in cognitive repair for students with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and learning differences, today announced it has received $41,500 in funds from Comcast, United Health Services, and Weis Markets.
The donations were made as part of a year-end volley from a number of area businesses through the Pennsylvania Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) and the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) programs. For both programs, tax credits were applied against the tax liability of each business for the tax year in which the contribution was made.
The OSTC donations were made by the Comcast Corporation (Philadelphia, Pa.) in the amount of $25,000, and United Health Services (King of Prussia, Pa.) in the amount of $5,000. The OSTC program, according the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, gives “tax credits to eligible businesses” in exchange for those businesses providing “tuition assistance, in the form of scholarships, to eligible students residing within the boundaries of a low-achieving school, [allowing those students] to attend another school outside of their district.”
The EITC donations were made by United Health Services in the amount of $10,000, and Weis Markets (Sunbury, Pa.) in the amount of $1,500. The EITC program, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, “gives tax credits to eligible businesses contributing to a Scholarship Organization, an Educational Improvement Organization, and/or a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization.”
“We are deeply grateful for the generous contributions made through the OSTC and EITC programs,” said Kathleen Smookler, Head of School, ATG Learning Academy. “Following the recent move to our Pickertown Road location, we are eager to continue creating opportunities for students with Traumatic Brain Injury and learning differences."
Smookler added, "These donations are critical to the continued operation of our school and the success of our students. The funds helped to make our recent move to an upgraded school building in Chalfont, where we plan to be for the long-term, possible.”
Businesses interested in participating in Pennsylvania’s OSTC or EITC programs to support ATG Learning Academy may apply at https://dced.pa.gov/programs/opportunity-scholarship-tax-credit-program-ostc and/or https://dced.pa.gov/programs/educational-improvement-tax-credit-program-eitc/.
About ATG Learning Academy
Approximately one in five U.S. children have learning and attention issues that affect their ability to learn in conventional educational settings. Students with learning differences, particularly those in the public school system, are often at risk of not receiving the attention and personalized schooling they need to succeed. At ATG, students are taught the way they learn best, allowing them to unlock their full academic, cognitive and societal potential.
ATG Learning Academy specializes in individualized learning and support for children with processing disabilities. The school provides individualized learning in a safe environment, so students with learning differences can achieve their academic goals. As a licensed 501(c)(3) Private Academic & Neuroplasticity School, ATG depends on support of the community in order to provide the best setting for education possible for their students.
In addition to fundraising events, Central Bucks community members contribute to ATG throughout the year via corporate match and retail giving services such as AmazonSmile, Paypal, GoFundme, and Ammado. For more ways to donate, please visit ATGLearningAcademy.com/Support-ATG.
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