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 2020-2021 Sponsors for the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools.

Truist Securities 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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Conrad O’Brien represents and advises charter schools, 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. We also represent and advise public schools, early education providers, Archdiocesan schools, private schools, education management organizations, and higher education institutions. Conrad O’Brien P.C. is a full-service law firm and in addition to our Education Law practice, the firm also handles cases in these key practice areas: Commercial Litigation; Employment Law; Government Relations; Products Liability & Complex Torts; Professional & Fiduciary Litigation; Title IX & Campus Discipline; and White Collar & Internal Investigations.

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EdConnective helps school districts improve student outcomes. We’ve helped schools get accreditation, improve their letter grades, and retain teachers. Reopening schools in the Fall will be a journey. EdConnective is your guide, providing strategic planning support, training, feedback, and coaching to prepare districts for any in-person, distance, or hybrid learning scenario. Edconnective offers intensive instructional training virtually, in three formats, teachers receiving low-stakes observations and intensive feedback in physical classrooms, teachers getting intensive feedback in online classrooms, and district instructional coaches getting training on how to get 10X better at teacher growth, with a train-the-trainer model.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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 Center Valley.

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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

Learn more about Lintons Food Service Management by watching this video or visiting their website.

The MacMain, Connell & Leinhauser 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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McKenna Snyder LLC supplies sound and practical business advice and counseling to individuals, businesses and organizations across a broad range of regulatory, educational, nonprofits, transactional, employment and other legal matters. Attorneys at our firm represent clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio in areas of law such as education, business and commercial, employment, environmental, insurance defense, internal investigations, litigation, real estate and workers’ compensation.  In each of these practice areas, we adhere to the highest professional standards. We are driven to achieve favorable outcomes for our clients, and we do so with integrity and a commitment to effectively using innovative legal strategies.

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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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Nyman Associates mission is to be the best service provider of education and medical based therapy, offering innovative and effective therapy solutions, while touching as many lives as possible.

For over 40 years, Nyman Associates has been a leading provider of SLP, OT, PT and other related services. Founded in 1978, the company has grown to be highly regarded for integrating cutting edge student and patient care with top-quality team members.

Nyman’s reputation, knowledge and expertise provide an important advantage for our partners, especially in today’s rapidly changing education and healthcare environments.

Learn more about Nyman Associates by watching this video or visiting their website.

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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OneDigital is the nation’s leading strategic advisory firm focused on driving business growth for employers of all sizes. Combining people and technology, OneDigital offers employers a sophisticated combination of
strategic benefits advisory services, analytics, compliance support, human resources management tools and comprehensive insurance offerings. Headquartered in Atlanta, OneDigital’s more than 2,000 employee benefits and human resource strategists serve the needs of over 50,000 employers across the nation. OneDigital has been named to the Inc. 5000 List of America’s fastest-growing companies every year since 2007, one
of only 12 companies to do so. Currently listed as 18th on Business Insurance’s 2019 list of 100 Largest U.S. Brokers, OneDigital’s experience offers a fresh thinking and strategic perspective that will improve all
aspects of plan design and performance.

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You deserve more than JUST Payroll …and PayUSA provides it! Busy employers like you are demanding their payroll providers do more than just provide paychecks to their employees. Businesses need comprehensive human capital management (HCM) solutions that integrate business functions into a single source, automate procedures, increase efficiencies
and save money.

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Pearson Online and Blended Learning K-12 USA supports Reach Cyber Charter School and a network of schools commonly known as Connections Academy, as an accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable online and blended education solutions for students in grades K–12.

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About Pearson We are the world’s learning company. We combine world-class educational content and assessment tools, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people. See www.pearson.com

At Plymouth Rock Assurance, we believe in educators. We know you deserve special attention from your car insurance carrier, and we show our support with a 10% discount for Pennsylvania educators. In addition to our low rates, we also offer unique services and benefits that no other carrier offers. Find out about our Crashbusters® mobile claim service, Door to Door Valet Claim Service® and Get Home Safe® accident prevention program. You’ll see why Plymouth Rock gives you more than just insurance.

Learn more about Plymouth Rock Educators Insurance by watching this video or visiting their website.

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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Reading Plus is founded on decades of pioneering research and development in the field of silent reading technology. Today, Reading Plus provides a comprehensive adaptive literacy intervention for grades 3-12, validated by more than a decade of efficacy research. The program improves comprehension, motivation, silent reading fluency, and reading stamina. Research shows that Reading Plus significantly improves reading achievement for diverse learners, including EL, special ed, RTI/MTSS Tiers 1, 2, and 3, as well as advanced readers. Reading Plus produces 2 to 3 years of reading growth in 40 to 60 hours of personalized, adaptive instruction and practice.

For educators, Reading Plus provides a complete, easy-to-use management and reporting system, as well as extensive resources to guide and support differentiated literacy instruction. Extensive customer support and professional development is available for administrators and teachers to ensure successful implementation and strong results. The Reading Plus program is currently used in more than 5,000 schools nationally, helping more than one million students become more efficient, lifelong readers. Within this, we have partnered with over 300 charter and cyber organizations, effectively supporting hybrid and remote learning models during the recent disruptions affecting education.

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At Saperde, our goal is to use our collective experience to provide world‐class expertise and service to clients who dare to gain strategic insight into their business.  Our consulting practice provides expertise in areas critical to the success of businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies including: operations, finance/accounting, information technology, marketing, and external relations. Saperde provides consulting services internationally and all of our consultants possess either extensive C-level experience or highly developed technical expertise.

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Sovereign Insurance Group is a boutique insurance brokerage firm focused on commercial, property, and casualty insurance. Educational institutions and in particular, charter schools is a large niche that we serve.  This niche allows us to truly understand the needs of charter schools as they are a bit unique. We believe in approaching our clients, our insurance companies, and our employees with humility and that considering the other parties interests above our own leads to a different experience.  This philosophy guides us in taking our talents, our time, and industry expertise to provide the best overall results we can for our clients and schools.

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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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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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