SARASOTA, Fla. – May 11, 2018 – Alsco Sarasota, a branch of Alsco Inc., recently donated funds to PACE Center for Girls to provide girls and young women with opportunities for a better future through education, counseling, training, and advocacy.
Krizzel was fourteen years old when she came to PACE Center and was struggling to reach her full academic potential. Small classes, combined with staff that could support and guide Krizzel allowed her to graduate from high school. Today, Krizzel is 20 years old, a graduate of Kaiser University, and employed as a medical assistant.
Success stories like Krizzel’s are what makes Alsco honored to help support the work of PACE Center. PACE Center has served over 37,000 girls since its inception in 1985, helping young girls succeed academically and in life. PACE Center works specifically with girls that may have risk factors such as foster home placement, substance abuse (by girl or family member), domestic violence, incarceration of a family member, neglect, abuse, grief, low income, and more.
Today, PACE Center has 19 Centers throughout Florida that serve over 2,000 girls annually. Ninety-eight percent of girls served by PACE Center improve their academic performance and 95 percent have had no involvement with Juvenile Justice within a year of leaving PACE Center. For more information, to volunteer, or to make a donation, visit www.pacecenter.org.
“PACE has done an exceptional job at helping troubled young women find academic and life success,” says Michael Scacco, general manager for the Alsco Sarasota, Florida, branch. “We really wanted to help support their efforts to improve the lives of the girls most in need in our community.”