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DC 57 Donates 33 Customized Chromebooks to Dyslexic Graduates of Provident Charter School

Provident Charter School is a tuition-free public school based in Southwestern Pennsylvania, designed specifically for students with language-related learning differences like dyslexia. IUPAT District Council 57 wanted to support the local school by donating 33 Chromebooks to each member of the 2021 graduating class before they head off to high school. 

Chris Geronimos, Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer of DC 57, and Thomas Redman, Glaziers Local Union #751 Business Representative, attended the school’s graduation on Sunday, June 6 to personally distribute the custom Chromebooks to Provident’s most recent eighth-grade graduates. 

Approximately 1 in every 5 children struggles with a reading disability. Provident Charter School addresses the needs of this neglected population by incorporating multi-sensory instruction into the curriculum, which is enhanced by devices like Chromebooks.

It is the sincere wish of the entire staff at DC 57 that each and every student who wants to enroll in trade school is able to. As a public organization, we hope that this donation will help the children of Providence Charter School gain the necessary skills to do just that, totally free of charge. 

The Provident Charter School founder and President is Curtis Kossman of Modern Wall Systems and The Kossman Development Company. 

We wish the school and its students the academic, personal, and social development that the school and students strive to achieve. 

Pictured Left to Right: Thomas Redman Glaziers Local Union #751 Business Representative, Curtis Kossman, President of Provident School, and Chris Geronimos, Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer of DC 57

Provident Charter School CEO Maria Paluselli stands by the Chromebooks

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DC 57 Holiday party schedule

Retirees’ Christmas Party: Tuesday, December 5th at 11:00am (exec board meets at 10:30am) at IUPAT DC 57 Union Hall (101 Ewing Rd, Carnegie)

LU 6, 479, 751, and 2006:  Tuesday, December 12th at 7:00pm at the White Oak Athletic Association (Lower Heckman Rd, McKeesport)

LU 409: Thursday, December 14th at 7:00pm at the Castle Pub (122 N Center St, Ebensburg)

LU 530: Friday, December 15th at 7:00pm at the IBEW 712 Hall (217 Sassafras Ln, Beaver)

LU 549:  Saturday, December 9th  from 1:00-4:00pm at Lefty’s Bar (1248 Brown Ave, Erie)