First Choice Community Credit Union
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Partners in Education  

A teacher helping students gathered around a table Partners in Education (PIE) is a win-win program designed to promote community involvement in education in order to enrich and extend the educational opportunities of students. In return, business partners receive a deeper understanding of the school system’s role within the community.

First Choice is one of five partners that assist East Knox Elementary School. For the 2005 - 2006 school year, First Choice sponsored the painting of the school's cafeteria, including a large mural.   We continue to provide assistance in fundraising and other school special projects/events. PIE businesses partner with a specific school or educational program to provide financial, technological or other types of support as needed or agreed to. This involvement not only helps develop the local school environment into a powerful educational setting, but also heightens awareness of challenges that educators face within the constraints of limited funds and/or resources. In doing so, PIE encourages the Knoxville community to take a greater interest in the school system and take ownership for the economic health of our region, which in large part, depends upon providing a high quality education.