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Safeguarding Penn.’s Schools: Nat’l Crime Prevention Council, The Allstate Foundation Award Grants to 10 Schools for School Safety Program


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WHAT: Presentation of $7,000 grants to fund Be Safe and Sound activities for greater safety and security at the following schools:

-- Central High School, Erie

-- Easton Area High School, Easton

-- Eisenhower Middle School, Norristown

-- Forbes Road Career and Tech Center, Allegheny County

-- GECAC Community Charter School, Erie

-- Lehman Intermediate School, East Stroudsburg

-- Lincoln Middle School, Catasauqua

-- Morningside Elementary School, Pittsburgh

-- Mount Carmel Area Jr./Sr. High School, Mt. Carmel

-- North Side Elementary School, Harrisburg

WHERE: North Side Elementary School, 4520 North Devonshire Rd., Harrisburg, Penn. 17109

SPEAKERS: Gov. Edward G. Rendell; Al Lenhardt, National Crime Prevention Council; Mary Capetola, The Allstate Foundation

WHEN: Thursday, June 30


11 a.m. Introduction

11:05 a.m. Remarks by Gov. Rendell, Lenhardt and Capetola

11:20 a.m. Question and Answer

11:30 a.m. Individual Media Availability with Speakers

Be Safe and Sound: A public education and awareness campaign that seeks to raise awareness of school safety and security issues and provide measures that parents, community members, and educators can take to make schools safer.

About the National Crime Prevention Council

The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) is a private, nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to enable people to create safer and more caring communities by addressing the causes of crime and violence and reducing the opportunities for crime to occur. NCPC manages public service advertising under the National Citizens’ Crime Prevention Campaign-symbolized by McGruff the Crime Dog(r) and his “Take A Bite Out Of Crime(r)” slogan-and acts as secretariat for the Crime Prevention Coalition of America, a nonpartisan group of national, federal, state, and local organizations committed to preventing crime. NCPC is funded through a variety of government agencies, corporate and private foundations, and donations from private individuals. For more information on crime prevention issues, visit ; for information on the National Citizens’ Crime Prevention Campaign, visit

About The Allstate Foundation

The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by the Allstate Corporation. The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Widely known through the “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate(r)” slogan, Allstate provides insurance and financial investment products to more than 16 million households and has approximately 12,300 exclusive agents and financial specialists in the U.S. and Canada. Allstate and The Allstate Foundation sponsor community initiatives to promote “safe and vital communities”; “tolerance, inclusion, and diversity”; and “economic empowerment”. The Allstate Foundation believes in the financial potential of every individual and in helping America’s families achieve their American dream.

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