PARENT-CHILD HOME PROGRAM WELCOMES THOMAS POWERS TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
May 24, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Parent-Child Home Program Welcomes Thomas Powers to Its Board of Directors
New York, May 24, 2016 – The Parent-Child Home Program (“PCHP”), a leading early literacy/school readiness organization that promotes parental engagement in early literacy and language development to ensure school success, announced that it has welcomed Thomas Powers to its Board of Directors. Mr. Powers joins the PCHP Board with nearly 30 years of experience in the insurance and asset management industries. His proven ability to recruit, energize, retain, and develop professionals will help launch PCHP into an exciting time of growth and expansion.
“We are thrilled for Tom to join our organization as he brings deep experience in in the corporate world and true passion for children’s education,” said Sarah Walzer, Chief Executive Officer of The Parent-Child Home Program. “Tom has shown interest in our Program and our Mission and we are certain that he will help us bring PCHP to more communities across the country.”
Prior to joining the Parent-Child Home Program Board, Thomas joined the National Board of Directors of the American Humanics in Kansas City, MO where he was a trusted member for 11 years.
About Parent Child Home Program
The Parent-Child Home Program’s (PCHP) nationwide network of program sites provides under-resourced families with the necessary tools to ensure their children achieve their greatest potential in school and in life. Since 1965, PCHP has been assisting underserved communities in replicating and expanding this proven school readiness program that builds early parent-child verbal interaction and learning at home. Through twice-weekly visits by highly trained community-based Early Learning Specialists, PCHP provides families the skills, materials (books and educational toys), and support to help parents engage and teach their children. Almost 50 years of research shows that the Program effectively increases school readiness, decreases the need for special education services before grade three by 50%, and increases participants’ high school graduation rates by over 30% to the same level as their middle income peers. For more information please go to www.parent-child.org.
Media Contact: Parent-Child Home Program
Courtney Inman – Tel: 516.883.7480
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