FOR RELEASE: November 9, 2018
|CONTACT:||Sarah Boggess (Passport for Good): (518) 479-7084, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kyle Belokopitsky (New York State PTA) (518) 452-8808, email@example.com|
Passport for Good and the New York State PTA today announced an alliance that will allow PTA members across the state to use the Passport for Good community engagement tool.
As their school districts join the Passport for Good platform, PTA and their members will have access to the Passport for Good mobile and web applications to capture community engagement hours, events, and data and to encourage student and family volunteers. Passport for Good also will be collaborating with PTA members across the state through webinars, conferences and other activities.
“We have chosen to work with Passport for Good because of its simplicity and its positivity,” said Kyle Belokopitsky, executive director of the New York State PTA. “We are pleased that students and schools now have an easy way to encourage and measure capture community engagement and that PTA members will also be able to capture their positive impact and encourage the school community to volunteer for their events. Passport for Good helps promote family and student engagement, which are priority initiatives for the NYS PTA as well as the school districts.”
Passport for Good was selected by the Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) as an approved vendor to provide its service to public school districts across New York State. It is the first and only software in its category statewide to be awarded this contract.
“Passport for Good is thrilled to have been selected as a partner with the NYS PTA,” said company founder and president Gayle Farman. “Through this partnership with the largest parent volunteer force in the state, we will work with more than 285,000 members to encourage the positive impact of volunteering and we will be able to showcase the valuable contributions that parents and families make in our school communities.”
About Passport for Good
Passport for Good offers a first-in-class, subscription-based Software as a Service (SaaS) to address the growing interest of schools, corporations and the criminal justice system to capture qualitative and quantitative information regarding the experiences of individuals and groups performing community service activities. The robust software and mobile application assists non-profit organizations by allowing them to communicate their needs and motivates individuals to do their part in making their communities stronger. It also centralizes data, automates the community service experience, and aggregates data across individuals and events to allow organizations to demonstrate community impact and to enhance linkages between service learning, skill development, and academic and career exploration. Prototyped by students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, it is now powered by a full team of senior software engineers. The company was formed in 2016 by Gayle Farman of Slingerlands, NY. For more information, visit www.passportforgood.com.
About NYS PTA
The New York State PTA represents nearly 300,000 parents, teachers, administrators, students and other child advocates in more than 1,600 local units and councils. It serves as a voice for children and resource for families and communities. It coordinates programs statewide on behalf of children and youth; is represented on state committees and commissions dealing with children and youth; provides conferences, workshops, publications and resource materials on issues and leadership development and services units and councils through 13 regions across the state. For more information, visit nyspta.org.