Funds Support School to Work Transition Program
Honesdale, PA – The Honesdale National Bank once again allocated $2,500 of their approved contributions under the Commonwealth’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program to benefit the Devereux Pocono Center in support of their “School to Work Transition” program for students with developmental disabilities.
Devereux’s program provides a bridge from the academic arena to a successful independent living and work experience and is designed for high school students who have graduated or are preparing to graduate. Devereux, in partnership with the school systems, develops a transition plan as part of the process. This process may include skill development, pre-employment preparation, work readiness, skill acquisition and hands on training & experience in a pre-vocational or work experience at one of Devereux’s day programs.
The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program administered by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) was established in 2001. The act authorizes businesses to make contributions to approved Educational Improvement Organizations and then awards tax credits to these businesses for their participation. The Honesdale National Bank began qualifying and distributing contributions under the EITC Program in 2003.
Devereux Pocono Center provides a wide array of quality programs serving children and adults through their life span whose needs stem from significant developmental and physical disabilities. These disabilities include developmental disabilities, autism, and mental health disorders.
Founded in 1836 – and celebrating their 180th Anniversary – The Honesdale National Bank is the oldest locally owned community bank headquartered in Northeastern PA, serving the region with offices in Wayne, Pike, Lackawanna, Susquehanna, and Luzerne Counties.