Cause of the Week: Education

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The Combined Federal Campaign allows personnel and retirees to pledge monetary support and volunteer time with approved charities.

CFC includes charities working in many different areas of education, to include science, technology, engineering and math; early education, colleges and universities, continuing education, vocational training, educational infrastructure and facilities, educator training, special education, study-abroad programs and social sciences/cultural studies. 

Ensuring educators and students have the resources they need is an investment in the future. Promoting education sets the stage for higher lifetime earning potential among individuals; stronger, more empathetic communities; and a safer, more peaceful world. 

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the increasing course-completion and high school graduation rates in the United States indicate good news. But unfortunately, many children (and adults) around the world still struggle to reach their full potential due to education barriers, including tuition, the cost of books and supplies, extracurricular fees and lack of access to technology resources.

Here’s how your CFC donations can help change the world in the education field:

  • $50 fills a child’s backpack with school supplies, helping a new student feel ready to learn.
  • $91 provides six months of training for a teacher in the developing world.
  • $120 introduces four girls to leaders in the scientific field to develop STEM interest.

If education is your cause, show your support by downloading the “Education” cause badge and using it in your email signature and social media.