First Source Federal Credit Union Supports Education at Tilton School

November 16, 2018

Pictured left to right:  First Source Federal Credit Union: Chris Dovi - AVP Branch Administrator, Tom Neumann - President/CEO, Pam Way - Community Relations Specialist, The House of the Good Shepherd: Leila Bjornland – Director of Development, Shannon Pictured left to right: First Source Federal Credit Union: Chris Dovi - AVP Branch Administrator, Tom Neumann - President/CEO, Pam Way - Community Relations Specialist, The House of the Good Shepherd: Leila Bjornland – Director of Development, Shannon

First Source Federal Credit Union has partnered with The House of the Good Shepherd donating $13,300 to provide funding to purchase 19 laptop computers to support education at the on-campus Tilton School. The laptops will be used in classrooms and support New York State Education Department computer-based testing, which will be a reality across all grade levels beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.

"It is critical to remain viable and have a strong foundation for the children at The House of the Good Shepherd so they have better chances of moving on to higher education," said Shannon Perri, Tilton School Principal. "The laptops will assist students not only in testing but in researching for special projects, encouraging logical thinking, enhance STEM, and promote teamwork in the classroom."

"The House of the Good Shepherd has continually provided a necessary support for these at-risk youth, with education being a key component," said Tom Neumann President/CEO of First Source Federal Credit Union. "We are pleased to be able to help them further their efforts."

First Source Federal Credit Union has previously supported education with contributions that helped establish The Brighter Future Fund in 2016. The fund provides resources for students to continue their educational aspirations whether it be through college, technical schooling, or certificate programs.

The House of the Good Shepherd's Tilton School is a New York State Education Department certified Special Education K-12 residential school providing programs for students with disabilities, and instructs over 200 students every year. Both residential and day service students attend Tilton School to complete the mandated New York State curriculum. 

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