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Goodwill Community Foundation Partners with Local High School and Buys Classroom Furniture

West Craven High School math students receive essential school furniture.

DURHAM, N.C., June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Goodwill Community Foundation® partnered with West Craven High School in Vanceboro, NC to transform a Math classroom by purchasing innovative desks and chairs.

Last year, math teacher Mrs. Malveata Collins was the facilitator for the Math 1 Professional Learning Community (PLC) at West Craven High School, and her PLC was recognized at the end of the school year by the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Meghan Doyle and the Craven County Board of Education as a "Leader of Learning".

"We received a grant and partnered with GCF to help buy much needed and updated classroom furniture. The dry-erase desks help our math students take notes and visualize group ideas," says Tabari Wallace, Principal at West Craven High School in Vanceboro, NC. "It is awesome to know there are wonderful people in our community that believe in quality education for all children."

PLC is a group of educators that meets frequently, shares expertise, and works collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students. The PLC in West Craven High School focuses on student achievement and recognizes that purposefully designing learning experiences and delivering high-quality instruction are necessary to maximize the learning potential of every student.

"Principal Wallace reached out to us for assistance with buying classroom furniture and we were able to match their grant while celebrating students and the importance of education to their lives," says Rev. Dennis McLain, president, GCF®. "Meeting this need assures that a child has the essential tools necessary to succeed in school."

For more information about GCF and how it supports students, families, and the people of eastern North Carolina, please visit http://www.GCFGlobal.org or call 919-941-9600.

About Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF®)

Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF®) continues to be a leader in an era of change by providing the training required for the emerging world where technology is integrated into everyday life. The mission of GCF® is to create and provide education, employment, and life enrichment opportunities regionally, nationally and internationally for people who desire to improve the quality of their lives.

The GCF Community Foundation, a Durham-based tax-exempt organization, provides employment, fresh produce and volunteer opportunities, family services for parents with children with disabilities and free accounting services to youth programs across eastern North Carolina. GCFLearnFree.org and GCFAprendeLibre.org have provided free lessons for people in North Carolina since 2010 to improve their technology, math and English skills.

All GCF programs are funded through revenue generated from the value of donated items to 40 Goodwill Community Foundation stores throughout eastern North Carolina. GCF employs more than 400 people who earn an average of $20 per hour with benefits at these stores. For more information on GCF®, visit http://www.GCFGlobal.org.