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Sci-Quest Receives Grant from PNC Foundation

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –Sci-Quest, Hands-on Science Center recently received a $22,100 early childhood education grant from the PNC Foundation to help support the organization’s new Sprouting Scientists Traveling Science program for low- to moderate-income children in the region.

“The Sprouting Scientists Traveling Science program gives us an exciting opportunity to partner with PNC to offer expanded science programming and resources to underserved communities throughout North Alabama,” said Angela Giles, Sci-Quest education director.

The grant will help bring Sci-Quest’s interactive science program to more than 150 preschool children in Huntsville, Madison County, Athens, Decatur and Hartselle.

Through the initiative, Sci-Quest expects to improve overall school readiness for underserved preschool children through hands-on science activities. 

“Working with Sci-Quest provides PNC with a significant opportunity to extend our investment in school readiness for Alabama’s preschoolers,” said Jim Hansen, PNC regional president for Northern Alabama. “Since entering the region earlier this year, we’ve provided nearly $300,000 in early childhood education grants to community partners.”