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.  

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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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