About Our Initiative
For the last 15 years, we’ve focused on early learning to help children succeed
PNC is celebrating the 15th anniversary of our flagship philanthropic program, PNC Grow Up Great – a bilingual initiative to prepare children, particularly underserved children, from birth to age five for success in school and life. We are marking the occasion with new educational resources and an additional $150 million to extend the program, now a $500 million initiative.
Distributed to organizations that support early childhood education
By grant-funded programs and mobile educational tours
Employee Volunteer Hours
Through a progressive policy that permits up to 40 hours of paid time off for volunteerism
Designed for teachers to use flexibly with existing curricula, we collaborated with our grant partners to develop theme-based, printable lessons to enhance hands-on learning in the classroom.
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We're providing educators with tools for success by providing effective instructional techniques on inquiry learning and home school connection tips to enhance learning in their classrooms.
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Sesame Street® Learning Resources
In partnership with Sesame Street® to help celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Grow Up Great, we’ve created fun videos and resources for families to help take children on everyday learning adventures.
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Everyday Learning Tips
We developed tips for every time of day - whether that's bedtime, mealtime or doing errands - that parents can use to turn everyday moments into learning opportunities for their child.
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On-the-Move to Promote School Readiness
Through our mobile tours, we're bringing the magic of early education to children and families around the country.
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Enhancing Classrooms in Our Communities
Through a now $10 million initiative with DonorsChoose.org, we help provide pre-K teachers with the enhanced classroom resources and experiences they need to inspire students’ love of learning.
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The People & Partners Behind Our Work
Strong PNC leadership and our advisory committee comprised of leaders in early childhood education are behind everything we do.
In addition, some of the nation’s most highly respected early childhood experts and nonprofit organizations help guide the Grow Up Great initiative, including Sesame Workshop, the creators of Sesame Street®; National Head Start Association; and Fred Rogers Productions.
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