Credit union donates toward Pontiac Parent University

Sarah Lawrence

The Auburn Hills branch of Genisys Credit Union has recently made significant moves in support of Parent University, a project put in place to help parents of Pontiac residents become full partners in their children’s education.

The credit union put forth a $6,000 donation. Leaders from the City of Pontiac and Oakland University gathered in the Pontiac Public Library for a meeting regarding this gift.

Oakland University is working in collaboration with the City of Pontiac in efforts to make this year’s Parent University project run smoothly.

“We are very proud to support Parent University in partnership with the Pontiac School District and Oakland University,” Jackie Buchanan, president and CEO of Genisys Credit Union in Auburn Hills, said to the university. “We recognize the importance of investing in the communities we serve and helping children and families pursue a bright future.”

“This collaboration will provide Pontiac residents with knowledge and skills to address the issues that are most important in their lives.”

The 2016 Parent University project is focused on helping parents in Pontiac identify issues that significantly impact their children’s education. Oakland University is dedicated to engaging and organizing speakers who will work to address these issues at events conducted at various Pontiac school district sites.

The Genisys donation will go toward the costs associated with the planning and execution of these events. Additionally, the funding will cover childcare costs for attending parents, travel costs for speakers and refreshments.

For more information on the 2016 Parent University, you may contact Pontiac School District Superintendent Kelley Williams at (248) 451-6883 or Patricia Dolly at (248) 370-3645.