Sponsors

The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools works with companies, individuals, and organizations throughout the Keystone State to provide services and information to charter schools. These partnerships are an important part of the services that PCPCS offers to members.

Each year, PCPCS solicits contributions from sponsors to help underwrite the important work that we’re doing to advocate for charter schools, leaders, parents, and students. In return, our business sponsors are able to connect with hundreds of prospective clients from across Pennsylvania, including charter school leaders, board members, educators and staff.

Please take a moment to learn more about the 2019-2020 Sponsors for the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools.

ACS Consultants, Inc., is a premier allied health staffing organization specializing in contract placement. We provide quality allied health professionals to schools and medical facilities. ACS provides unparalleled support to our allied healthcare professionals, creating a community which fosters growth and professional development. We have over 30 years of combined staffing experience and a proven track record developing cost-effective solutions for the clients and professionals with whom we work.

Our core purpose is to provide clients with highly-qualified therapists, psychologists, special education teachers and assistants coupled with first-rate management, prompt service and industry knowledge to improve the well-being of students.

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Alliant Insurance Services one of the nation’s largest and most respected insurance brokers,  has developed their Charter Schools Insurance Program to meet the insurance and risk management needs of America’s diverse community of charter schools.  As the fastest-growing sector of public education in the United States, charter schools require a cutting-edge approach to insurance that shares their commitment to flexibility, innovation, and independence. Your school was founded on the power of choice; the belief that American families deserve am/n independent alternative to the status quo. You are a vital link between innovation and education and a strong voice for a better future. Alliant Insurance Services will protect your school and safeguard its independence.

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Representing a network of more than 7,000 financial professionals located across the US, AXA Advisors, LLC serves customers through an expansive array of financial products and services. Through these products and services AXA Advisors’ clients benefit from the capabilities and experience of the leading financial companies. An AXA Advisors financial professional is the gateway to retirement planning, estate planning and other services that can help you every step of the way.  AXA Advisors offer the highest level of planning services and products available. We help you identify and prioritize your goals, offer strategic advice specific to your needs, and implementation strategies that work best for you.

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BB&T Capital Markets has helped charter schools throughout the U.S. grow and achieve success. What sets us apart is our commitment to putting your transaction first and executing with focus, expertise and integrity. Our charter school team is well positioned to provide the best financing solution to your school, whether it is bond financing, bridge loans or bank placement structures. We are here for you!

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Charter Choices is the leader in providing business services in Pennsylvania.  The founders of Charter Choices have been working with charter schools in the Commonwealth since 1997 and have dedicated their careers to charter schools.  Our first client was chartered in 1997 and continues to be a client. We currently provide business services to over 40 charter schools in Pennsylvania.

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Charter School Capital helps charter schools around the country thrive with flexible financing, facilities, charter energy, enrollment marketing,  and business services. Our singular focus on charter school success has helped public charter schools better serve more students.For more than ten years, we’ve invested more than $1.6 billion in, and partnered with, charter school leaders to serve more than 600 schools and 800,000 students.

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CLA exists to create opportunities for our clients, our people, and our communities through industry-focused wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax, and consulting services. With more than 6,100 people, 120 U.S. locations, and a global affiliation, we promise to know you and help you. Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.

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Conrad O’Brien advises charter school administrators and charter school boards regarding operational issues related to federal, state and administrative code compliance, student discipline, special education compliance and litigation, employment and contractual issues, as well as planning and oversight of internal investigations. The firm has represented charter schools successfully in multiple cases before the Pennsylvania Supreme and Commonwealth Courts.Conrad O’Brien P.C. is a full-service law firm, representing and advising charter schools, private schools, early education providers, and higher education institutions.

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Equinox is the premier employee benefits consultant in eastern Pennsylvania. As a company built on integrity and client service, we recognize the importance to our clients of handling all issues promptly and professionally.   We maintain a constant interaction with our clients and are a strong partner through our diverse experience in the Healthcare Industry. The Equinox mantra of high quality service, confidentiality and integrity is the foundation of our company and supported by all employees of the company.  Equinox has been named one of the Lehigh Valley’s fastest growing companies year over year and has become the regions premier brokerage firm with our forward-thinking ideas and team approach.

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FEV Tutor is a vision-driven education technology organization working to affect change in K-12 education. Our partnerships with public schools, districts, charter schools, and other organizations allow us to leverage technology and create equitable learning pathways for students powered by live 1:1 online instruction. Our research & evidence-based programs are designed and developed to accelerate learning outcomes for any student, with a focus on at-risk and special student populations, while catalyzing overall school and district improvement. Through our collaborative design process, we leverage school/district data to drive data-informed instruction in order to create personalized and targeted learning plans for students.

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Since GDC’s inception in 1995, we have forged important relationships with PA school districts to become a comprehensive source of technology equipment and technical service delivery.  GDC’s sales team has 60+ years of combined experience in supporting K-12 education.  This team is knowledgeable of school operating environments and the overall mission of educating students and lifelong learning.

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Harris School Solutions provides pioneering ERPs and Financial software solutions tailored to the unique needs of not just charters, but your charter.

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Save time & money with Hertz Furniture. We’re proud to provide PA charter schools with the best negotiated contract pricing available from KPN, PA DGS/Costars and others, on thousands of products from over 250 manufacturers. Hertz Furniture has the innovative furniture and layouts to match your teaching style, curriculum, and budget for every room in your school, all with complimentary Interior Design and Lifetime Warranty. Small orders or large turnkey projects, our most important contribution to your buying experience is our expertise. When you buy from Hertz Furniture, you benefit from our 50+ years of experience that make us The Charter School Experts. We’ve helped many PA charter schools design and furnish outstanding classrooms, labs, media centers, commons areas, offices, and more.

You know what it’s like to sit back and just accept the status quo? Neither do we. We’re changing how Charter Schools do health benefits. Homestead Smart Health Plans are built by and for those of us who aren’t willing to wait for someone else to fix a broken system. Like the Charter School movement, Homestead recognizes just how broken the health benefits system is and has built an alternative. One that can help your school attract and retain the best talent with the best health benefits, while saving both your school and your employees up to 30% on costs.

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INTELAFUNDS is a highly successful, experienced educational technology services and         E-Rate consulting company. Our focus to help our clients to achieve their technology goals and maximize their E-Rate funding potential and is second-to-none. Our unique “turn-key” approach begins with listening as schools identify their present and future technology challenges. Through a series of collaborative conversations’ we guide them strategically to help them achieve their stated technology goals utilizing the E-Rate Program. In addition to substantial financial returns, our clients experience substantial functional benefits such as expanded educational opportunity, improved planning processes and overall technology improvements.

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Providing schools with fully managed and co-managed IT and Telephony solutions for over a decade, Infradapt is the go-to choice for technology in education.  Infradapt works with administrators to optimize expenditures by designing, deploying, implementing, and maintaining all areas of technology infrastructure. Our firm understands that proper technology management directly impacts student performance. For this reason, Infradapt tailors its solutions to meet each school’s unique needs while focusing on cost effectiveness, flexibility, and scalability.  Infradapt provides the IT Team in your corner to optimize the technology environment required for student’s success in today’s modern educational landscape.

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Interstate Tax Service, Inc., is the oldest and most reliable UC consulting service available to Pennsylvania employers.  Founded in 1943, we have always been a family owned and operated firm with a reputation for providing personalized services to our clients.  We currently represent over 510 public educational institutions. Because we work almost exclusive in Pennsylvania, we are able to effectively concentrate on the legalities of the Pennsylvania UC system and recommend policy revisions which best suit your needs and lower your UC costs. We have been an active member of PSBA, PASBO and PASPA.  We’re delighted to add PA Coalition of Public Charter Schools to our growing family of clients in the educational field.  Contact us and let us show you service that is unmatched in the industry.

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KCBA Architects have provided services for over 250 school projects in Pennsylvania ranging from modest building upgrades to the planning, design, and construction administration of complete new K-12 campuses. Recent clients include Tacony Academy Charter School, Christopher Columbus Charter School, Renaissance Academy Charter School, and Chester Charter School for the Arts.KCBA is a full service architectural and interior design firm that specializes in educational facility planning and design. Founded in 1972 and with offices in Hatfield and Harrisburg.

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Lamb Insurance Services is a specialty insurance brokerage and risk management firm. We provide Property & Casualty, Workers Compensation insurance and Employee Benefits solutions. We are exclusively dedicated to Non-Profit, Human Service and Education related organizations.  We understand the unique needs of charter schools and address these areas in an educational manner so that you understand every step of the process. We have partnered with exclusive insurance markets that have education programs and can reduce costs, broaden coverage and provide service by acting as an outsourced risk management firm.

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Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C. has been proudly serving the educational community for over 20 years, furnishing a broad spectrum of legal services statewide to charter and cyber charter schools and the PCPCS. We appreciate that educational leaders establish their schools because they have a vision and quality representation allows clients to focus on motivating students to achieve excellence. Our attorneys are experienced in: Charter School Law, Education Law, Special Education Law, School Safety, Policy Development, Board Training, Litigation, Insurance Defense, Labor and Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation, Corporate Law, Open Records & Meetings Laws and Nonprofit Organizations.

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In today’s EK-12 environment, there’s no universal model to adopt that guarantees student success. Finding a reliable partner to assist in addressing ever-evolving student needs can be difficult. That’s why Lincoln Learning Solutions is here! To us, you’re a partner, not a number. Whether you want to create a virtual program, offer blended learning opportunities for your students, or add a single course to your student’s lineup, you can depend on our thoughtful products, industry expertise, and driven personnel to design and deliver the ideal education program for your students.

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There’s more to running a great operation than serving delicious food. Lintons is known for its excellent customer service and innovative solutions — whether starting a food service program or enhancing your current program. While remaining flexible and accommodating, our main goal is to meet the specific needs of each and every client. We understand how to make a difference, and our team approach to providing superior personalized service is recognized nationally.

  • Our Mission: To present personalized food service programs which benefit our clients, customers, associates, and the communities we serve.
  • Our Vision: To enhance and expand our outstanding service ethic established at the founding of Lintons in 1890.
  • Our Services: Food Service Management, Food Service Delivery, Clinical Nutrition Management, Environmental Services

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The MacMain Law Group’s Education Law Practice, led by Brian Leinhauser, a former school teacher, is experienced in representing charter schools and helping them navigate the multitude of issues facing educational institutions and their leaders such as special education, employment contracts and negotiations, student safety and discipline, lease and contract negotiations, charter acquisition, renewal and defense and compliance issues.  We serve as general counsel and litigation counsel to a variety of schools, and advise school officials on a daily basis on questions that arise including compliance with state and federal law, student disciplinary issues, real estate matters, employment issues, IDEA and special education issues, Title IX defense and investigations, review of employment practices and other operational matters.  We are retained by both prospective and long-established charter schools throughout Pennsylvania for full representation and ongoing counsel, as well as unique single issues that arise.

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Mohawk Contracting and Development is a general contracting and construction management firm based out of Allentown. Mohawk provides a wide range of construction services ranging from Design to Project Closeout.  Excelling at all facets of construction from new buildings to renovations with the ability to self-perform large portions of the project.   Currently Mohawk is building a new 16,000 SF gymnasium facility for the Executive Education Academy Charter School, allowing the school to offer a wide variety of sports to their students that they could not offer previously.

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Innovators in the health and benefits consulting space, NationalHR proudly offers integrated, seamless and paperless payroll, HRIS, online benefits administration, 401(K) recordkeeping, and medical debit cards for FSA, HRA and HSA spending.  These options are available to companies of any size a la carte, full suite, or any combination in between – at a low cost.  Our system offers one point of entry for all your needs, and top-tier service from content experts in each area.  Let NationalHR demo its software for you so you can see firsthand how to cut 20% to 40% annually off your health care bill, streamline your administration process, and make benefits better.

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NWEA® is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years, NWEA has developed pre-K–12 assessments and professional learning offerings to help advance all students along their optimal learning paths. Our tools are trusted by educators in more than 1,300 charter schools across the U.S. to identify what students know and what they are ready to learn next.

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Omnivest Management, Inc. is the premier provider of charter school accounting and financial services, education management, as well as a highly experienced and diversified real estate company. We have intimate knowledge of the education industry, providing our clients with a more personalized approach. We’re proud to be the only public school financial services company that has direct experience operating K-12 schools across the US. Omnivest has successfully served its clients for over 25 years, from full service finance and compliance… to a variety of expert real estate services. Our staff is comprised of educators and business professionals who work tirelessly to meet the demands of our clients while maintaining the highest standards of ethics.

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PNC has a dedicated charter school financing group headquartered in Philadelphia with extensive experience working with charter schools to finance facilities. The PNC Charter School Team includes both Investment Bankers from PNC Capital Markets LLC and Corporate Banking Relationship Managers from PNC Bank, N.A. Collectively, PNC has provided over $500 million in charter school financing. PNC has recently dedicated resources specifically to launch a Charter School Facilities Loan Fund to deploy up to $250 million in capital to finance charter schools.  This loan fund will be used to provide interim facilities funding for high performing charter schools with the end goal of assisting schools to access long term fixed rate financing in the capital markets at optimal timing for the borrower. Additionally, the PNC further support the needs of charter schools by providing service capabilities including: Treasury Management, New Markets Tax Credit Group and Community Development Banking.

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For over a century, the seasoned attorneys at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky have protected the interests of businesses and private individuals. Our all-encompassing approach to the law ensures that our clients’ legal needs are fully met. Our team handles high-profile cases with discretion, and has a reputation for taking cases that others might consider too challenging. Unlike most other regional law firms of comparable size, not only do we handle complex business disputes and transactions, we also handle highly sophisticated personal service matters including real estate and estates and trusts, thus allowing us to help our clients deal with any legal challenge they might meet.

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TORSH Inc. drives significant gains in student success by improving educator instructional effectiveness. TORSH’s flagship product, TORSH Talent, is an online professional learning platform that harnesses the power of video, actionable data, and expert coaching to promote high-quality growth opportunities for educators, accessible at any time and from anywhere.  TORSH delivers a simple mobile app for capturing classroom video and an online platform that makes it easy   TORSH Talent is HIPAA and FERPA compliant and serves tens of thousands of educators in over 2,000 schools in the United States.

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Trident Risk Advisors is a full-service Property & Casualty insurance brokerage firm.  Trident offers a highly technical and consultative approach to the Insurance and Risk Management process, specializing in difficult to place risks with emphasis on providing world-class service to their clients.  Trident offers account management, claims assistance and technical support with the mission to delivering those services with character, integrity and without compromise to their core values. Trident evaluates risk and exposure data and develops specific action plans and timelines to deliver exceptional technical expertise and solutions.  Trident has been directly involved with providing property and casualty insurance and developing risk management solutions to educational institutions throughout their history.

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UC Solutions Group specializes in unemployment compensation for Charter Schools and Nonprofit Organizations. We provide custom programs for our clients to help them manage and finance their unemployment liabilities. Whether you are paying the UC tax quarterly or reimbursing claims directly to the state, UC Solutions has a program that can make an impact to your organization on day one. On average, our clients see a savings of 30% in the first year alone.

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Utica National Insurance Group is a nationally recognized insurer, providing personal and commercial insurance products and services. For 45 years it has worked to keep kids and school staff safe through its customized coverages and services for educational institutions. The company’s Educational Institutions Business Segment is comprised of professionals who are dedicated to our school business and emerging issues. Utica National sells its products through more than 2,300 independent insurance agents and employs over 1,200 people countrywide. The company was founded in 1914 and is headquartered in New Hartford, New York, with seven regional offices.

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