EITC Tax Credit


Why not keep your business taxes locally and support something that you think is important to improving our state and the economy.  The EITC Business Tax Credit Program allows businesses to pay a part of their business taxes directly to an approved Educational Improvement Organization.

Thaddeus Stevens Foundation and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is an approved Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) through which companies can directly designated PA Educational Improvement Tax Credits (EITC) to support K-12 educational outreach initiatives in local school districts.  

In partnership with area school districts Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology offers an approved educational improvement program for K-12 students. The two anchor programs are Adopt a Kindergarten and College in the High School for seniors who want to take advanced educational programs on a college level . 

Our "Adopt of Kindergarten" program introduces students to hands-on-technology in various professional fields. Members of the Thaddeus Stevens College faculty will visit the kindergarten twice a semester for a one  hour class and bring examples of technology to demonstrate. Students will study the profession and participate in demonstrations.

At the end of the school year, each class makes a follow-up visit to the College's campus.  Parents, students & teachers are invited. Round trip transportation is part of the program cost.

On campus the students will tour the college and technology departments/labs; meet the faculty; visit the College Admissions Office to get a feel for the college application process; and receive a photo Identity badge with their potential college graduation year. Other educational, recreational and lunch activities are also included.  A Parents Session will focus on how to support their child's aspirations and offer a college education at Thaddeus Stevens College if all the K-12 program initiative steps are completed. The day concludes with the students dressed in caps and gowns proceeding to the auditorium to waiting parents and teachers.  The College President will preside over a Graduation Ceremony.  Each student receives a certificate of completion and a graduation gift. A reception follows. The school receives a video-tape of the Graduation Ceremonies. The day is designed to reinforce, to both student and parents, that they CAN aspire and fulfill their dreams of accomplishment.

Our College in the High School program offers qualifying students the ability to participate in a "concurrent enrollment" program that supports their educational preparation and career advancement. The College in the High School Program provides a high school senior with an enriched and advanced placement educational experience designed to aid their transition, upon graduation into a post secondary institution or directly into the workforce after their high school graduation.

The College offers 20 technology courses, as well as advanced general education courses not available through their home school district curriculum. Students successfully completing College in the High School are awarded credits toward their high school graduation, as well as credits toward a one or two year degree at Thaddeus Stevens College, should they chose to continue after their high school graduation.

This program inspires young people to continue their education and/or enter the workforce with advanced technical skills.  Every dollar you invest provides more opportunities for high school students who otherwise couldn't afford the opportunity. 

The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program is administered by the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) under Act 48.  The program awards tax credits to businesses that make contributions to scholarship organizations and/or educational improvement organizations that are on a list approved and published by DCED. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, through the Thaddeus Stevens Foundation, is approved to receive your EITC contribution.