The Mercer Museum, located in Doylestown, PA, and owned and operated by the Bucks County Historical Society, offers permanent and changing exhibits related to life in pre-Industrial America. The Mercer Museum is the regional coordinator for National History Day, an educational program offering middle and high school students the opportunity to engage in historical scholarship. The IPromise grant will help the organization to advance History Day’s local reach by: (1) establishing a History Day database to track past projects and serve as a recruitment tool for area teachers; (2) support site visits to schools in Bucks and Montgomery Counties; and (3) establish a scholarship fund to support the participation of four new schools from underserved communities. Said Mercer Museum Executive Director Doug Dolan, “We are extremely grateful to Volpe and Koenig's IPromise program for helping to fund the advancement of the National History Day for students throughout Bucks and Montgomery Counties."
Interfaith Hospitality Network of the Main Line ("IHN"), located in Norristown, PA, is a self-sufficiency program for homeless families with children. Services to families include assisting parents to construct a solid resume, prep and dress for interviews, as well as working with them to apply for jobs in the area. The IPromise grant will provide daycare for children in the program while the parents search for employment and begin working. Said Sue White-Hercheck, Executive Director of IHN, “We are pleased and honored to have been selected for Volpe and Koenig’s IPromise grant for this year. The grant will expand the help we are able to offer our families so they can move into permanent or transitional housing with an increase in income and self-reliance.”
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