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PIE to Power Cincinnati Communities with $20,000 Grant from Duke Energy Foundation

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PIE to Power Cincinnati Communities with $20,000 Grant from Duke Energy Foundation

18:16 02 May in Latest Education News, Latest PIE News, Press Release

PIE to Power Cincinnati Communities with $20,000 Grant from Duke Energy Foundation

CINCINNATI – (May 2, 2019) Cincinnati-based Partnership for Innovation in Education (PIE) received a $20,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to create powerful communities in Cincinnati through the foundation’s 2019 K-12 Education Grants program.

PIE is one of 21 organizations in the Greater Cincinnati region to collectively receive more than $260,000 in grants from the Duke Energy Foundation. PIE received its grant in support of immersion learning labs that provide hands-on STEM education and experiences for underserved students.

“We are honored to have received this grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. Through our programs, we are committed to powering local students with hands-on career experiences to help them gain confidence and to begin to envision their own career pathways,” said Mary Welsh Schlueter, CEO for PIE.

“Investing in local students and educators is critical to ensure the future workforce in STEM careers flourishes, as well as giving back strong support to our communities we serve,” said Kim Vogelgesang, Duke Energy Foundation.

PIE was awarded its grant during a ceremony on April 17, 2019 at the Cincinnati Public Schools Education Center.

About PIE

Partnership for Innovation In Education (PIE) develops transformational educational tools preparing the 21stcentury workforce for success in the global marketplace. With its CaseLab® program, PIE features first-ever career simulation and mentoring alliances with business, education and arts organizations, providing hands-on learning in the K-16 classroom. PIE is a 501c3 nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, awarded the GuideStar Nonprofit “Platinum” Ranking and is an Ohio School District Partner. For more information, visit http://piemedia.org or follow @PIE_Innovation on Twitter.

About Duke Energy Foundation

The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to meet the needs of communities where Duke Energy’s customers live and work. The Foundation contributes more than $30 million annually in charitable gifts, and is funded by Duke Energy shareholder dollars. More information about the Foundation and its Powerful Communities program can be found at duke-energy.com/foundation.

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 125 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S. It employs 30,000 people and has an electric generating capacity of 51,000 megawatts through its regulated utilities, and 3,000 megawatts through its nonregulated Duke Energy Renewables unit.

Duke Energy is transforming its customers’ experience, modernizing the energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure unit’s regulated utilities serve approximately 7.7 million retail electric customers in six states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. The Gas Utilities and Infrastructure unit distributes natural gas to more than 1.6 million customers in five states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. The Duke Energy Renewables unit operates wind and solar generation facilities across the U.S., as well as energy storage and microgrid projects.

Duke Energy was named to Fortune’s 2019 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list and Forbes’ 2019 “America’s Best Employers” list. More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com. The Duke Energy News Centercontains news releases, fact sheets, photos, videos and other materials. Duke Energy’s illuminationfeatures stories about people, innovations, community topics and environmental issues. Follow Duke Energy on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagramand Facebook.