Communities In Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania Receives Grant From PPL Foundation

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Pictured (L to R): Mike Raymond, Maria Esposito, Tim Mulligan of CISEasternPA, and Jane George of PPL. Photo Credit: CIS Eastern PA

Allentown, PA (September 21, 2022) — Communities In Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania (CISEasternPA) is pleased to announce the procurement of a $5,000 grant from The PPL Foundation, which annually awards grants through a competitive application and review process. These funds will support integrated student supports in the schools CISEasternPA serves.

The integrated student supports model that Communities In Schools institutes in schools provides various resources to at-risk students. These funds will help provide CISEasternPA site coordinators with the resources required to work with students in the school setting. CISEasternPA site coordinators help students with one-on-one case management, social-emotional learning opportunities, and provide basic needs like food and clothing to over 40 schools throughout the Lehigh Valley and Berks County.

“The continued support of PPL demonstrates their commitment to helping students get what they need to have a safe and secure learning environment,” said Tim Mulligan, president and CEO, CISEasternPA. “Their support allows our site professionals to help tear down the roadblocks to success for all of the students and families that we serve.”

“PPL Foundation is so happy to help support the mission of Communities In Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania,” said Ryan Hill, president, PPL Foundation. “ Their work in schools throughout the Lehigh Valley and Berks County ensures that students are getting what they need to be successful in school.”


About Communities in Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania

Started in 1983, Communities In Schools of Eastern Pennsylvania is part of the Communities In Schools national network, which consists of independent 501(c)(3) organizations serving over 1.6 million students in 25 states and the District of Columbia. With caring adults serving over 38,000 students in 40 schools throughout Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties. The CIS mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We ensure students, regardless of race, zip code, or socioeconomic background, have what they need to succeed in school and beyond.

About the PPL Foundation

Through strategic partnerships, the PPL Foundation supports organizations working to create vibrant, sustainable communities; promote diversity, equity and inclusion; and empower each citizen to fulfill her or his potential. The PPL Foundation contributes more to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations in eastern and central Pennsylvania. To learn more, visit