Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)

Partnering with our business community to create more opportunities for students.

United Way works with local companies to raise funds for students through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC), a program of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.

Through the EITC, we support a number of special projects and educational initiatives. These include:

  • Pre-K Scholarships - A need-based scholarship program helping families enroll their children in high-quality pre-k. Administered with participating pre-schools.
  • Companies in the Classroom - Connects companies and schools to provide supplies and reading opportunities to volunteers and children.
  • Raising Readers - A book club that provides tips and resources to parents and guardians on reading to their child daily.



  • During the 2017-18 school year, United Way awarded pre-k scholarships to 28 local families, totaling nearly $40,000. Scholarships covered a portion of their child's pre-k education for the school year.
  • Last year, Raising Readers clubs engaged 329 caregivers and distributed 1,728 books.
  • During the 2017-18 school year, volunteers with Companies in the Classroom provided 960 books to 160 kindergarten and first-grade students.