The American Society of Highway Engineers made a donation of $1,000 to The Salvation Army Ark of Learning Program Thursday during a meeting at the Rustic Lodge in White Township.
The program provides tutoring to all school-age children on a variety of subjects. The Salvation Army coordinates with Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s sociology and educational department to choose student tutors. Tutoring sessions last for one hour three times a week. The expenses for the program are funded through donations to The Salvation Army from the community and the Indiana County United Way.
ASHE is a nationally recognized, nonprofit organization with more than 6,000 members. Founded in Harrisburg in 1958, its mission is to provide a forum for members and partners of the highway industry to promote a safe, efficient and sustainable highway system through fellowship, education, innovation and community service.
The Mid-Allegheny section of ASHE was incorporated in 1987 as the 19th chapter and is headquartered in Indiana, with members from several counties in western Pennsylvania.
The Salvation Army Art of Learning Program was started in 1998 when parents of children in programs provided by The Salvation Army identified a need for youth programming to assist with educational support. These parents had children who were struggling in school with a variety of subjects and needed assistance.
[PHOTO: The America Society of Highway Engineers recently made a donation to The Salvation Army Ark of Learning Program. From left are Earl Neiderhiser, member of ASHE and chairman of The Salvation Army Advisory Board; John Brand, captain of The Salvation Army; Steve Wells, president of ASHE Mid-Allegheny section; and Doug Dupnock, treasurer of ASHE Mid-Allegheny section. (Teri Enciso/Gazette)]