PHASE 4 Founder and CEO Named a Hometown Hero

PHASE 4 Learning Center, Inc. is pleased to announce that Terrie Suica-Reed, PHASE 4’s Founder, President, and CEO has been selected as one of Larry Richert’s 2014 Hometown Heroes.  


Larry Richert—host of the KDKA Morning News—annually hosts Hometown Heroes, an event to honor five ordinary individuals who are making a difference and changing lives within our community.  The Hometown Heroes, who have been nominated by their peers, will be honored at a dinner on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Lexus Club at PNC Park.  Each Hero will also be awarded with a $1000 donation to give to a charity of their choice.  Ticket proceeds for the event benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

The week following the event (March 10 – 14) KDKA’s Robert Mangino will interview Ms. Suica-Reed and the rest of the 2014 Hometown Heroes on his program.

From Ms. Suica-Reed’s Hometown Heroes biography:

“As co-Founder, President and CEO of PHASE 4 Learning Center, Inc. — Southwestern Pennsylvania’s largest independent private provider of alternative education — Terrie Suica-Reed and her colleagues have built a non-profit, community-based organization from the ground up to serve youth who are at high risk for dropping out of school.  Ms. Suica-Reed has dedicated her life to improving the lives of those who are less fortunate so that they can thrive and become contributing members of their communities. PHASE 4 partners with school districts statewide at six PHASE 4 locations and the graduates earn their own district diploma.  PHASE 4 has a 98% graduation rate with 47% entering employment; 40% enrolling in higher education; 13% enlisting in the US Military.”

“Ms. Suica-Reed is equally committed to the U.S. Military and troops, volunteering and rallying support for those who serve our country.  For over a decade she has successfully led initiatives to promote the partnership between the Army and the public, conveying a clear understanding of the Army’s objectives, as well as advising the Army on the public’s perspectives.”

The staff and students of PHASE 4 Learning Center would like to extend our congratulations to Terrie Suica-Reed for being recognized as a Hometown Hero!

Update:  click here and here to see photos of the event.

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