Community & Funding Partners

Parents & Partners (through December 31, 2017)

Primary Partners

  • The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC)
    • Lead agency and local community foundation who has been providing community engagement around early education for more than 10 years
    • Former LEARN and CEG grantee with a primary focus on reaching children and families who are un- and under-served
  • Harrisburg School District
    • Working specifically with the principals, teachers, and Parent Engagement Staff at Foose and Downey Elementary schools (pilot location for programming in Year 1)
    • Identified as the primary partner to help reduce the number of at-risk children within the district that ranks 492 out of 496 of Pennsylvania school districts
    • Parents & Partners will strengthen existing partnerships with the Harrisburg School District to close the achievement gap for at-risk students by Grade 3
  • Capital Area Head Start
    • Parents & Partners will enhance existing partnership by collaborating with Head Start to reach un- and under-served families on the waiting list and provide training support for teachers and partners

Additional Community Partners

  •  Boys and Girls Club of Harrisburg, Inc.
  •  Capital Blue Cross
  •  Capital Region Literacy Council
  •  Center for Schools and Communities
  •  Child Care Information Services
  •  Dauphin County Early Intervention
  •  Dauphin County Library System
  •  Hamilton Health Center
  •  Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce
  •  Harrisburg-area Soup Kitchens and Shelters
  •  The Joshua Group
  •  Latino Hispanic American Community Center
  •  Nurse Family Partnership
  •  Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance
  •  Penn State Cooperative Extension
  •  Pinnacle Health
  •  Pressley Ridge
  •  Salvation Army
  •  Temple University Nonprofit Evaluation Services and Training
  •  Tri-County Opportunities Industrial Center, Inc.
  •  WITF

Financial Partners

  • Ms. Marilynn Abrams
  • The Ted and Shelley Adler Family Fund
  • Ms. Jenny and Ms. Janice R. Black
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Greater Harrisburg Foundation, a regional foundation of TFEC
  • Harrisburg Public Schools Foundation
  • The Hershey Company
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Mr. William Lehr, Jr.
  • Henry & Beatrice Miller Fund
    • Ms. Linda Miller & Mr. Rob Adelberg
  • Mr. Benjamin Olewine
  • Ms. Kristen Olewine Milke
  • PNC Foundation
  • United Way of the Capital Region
Zachary Moore Music Memorial Fund

"TFEC is family to us. It means a lot to have the fund at a place where people cared about Zachary when he was alive, and care about this memorial fund that we’ve established in his honor."

Pillars with Purpose

"TFEC has a can-do attitude. They're invested not just in getting the job done, but also emotionally invested—which makes for a great partner."

Owen's Fund

"I think it's really important that we have a structure and an entity like TFEC to help the community thrive."