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Faith First Educational Assistance Corporation Celebrates 5 Years of School Choice for Quality Education

Contact: Dr. Alberta Wilson, 215-870-9454

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- Faith First Educational Assistance Corporation is holding its' first-ever celebration banquet to commemorate five years of giving parents scholarship assistance so that their children may receive a quality education. Faith First has awarded scholarships to over 300 students in the past five years.

The Faith First banquet will be held November 3, 2007 at Eastwick at the Meadows in Philadelphia, and is the only fundraising banquet the corporation has ever held. All support has come through donors and sponsors to date. Ticket donations are just $45.00. Dr. Alberta Wilson, president of Faith First, states that, "The Faith First Banquet is going to be a faith-builder, not only for us, but for every individual that attends and supports our efforts, whether that is through prayer, time, talent or treasure."

The keynote speaker, who is donating his time to Faith First, is Lawrence Reed, president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, which focuses on educational issues as part of their mission and has been instrumental in aiding Faith First with policy and procedures to help expand the corporation. The banquet will also honor Representative Annette "Polly" Williams of the 10th Assembly District in Milwaukee. Representative Williams is responsible in large part for bringing school choice all the way to the Supreme Court where the case was won, hence, school choice came to America.

Sponsors for Faith First's inaugural banquet include: the PA Family Institute, PA4Marriage, Alliance Defense Fund, Commonwealth Foundation, REACH, Let Freedom Ring, Hamilton Strategies, and Wonder Works Media.

For more information, to register, to sponsor the event or to involve your church in the 2007 Faith First 5th Anniversary Banquet, visit their website at www.faithschoice.org or call Faith First at 215-870-9454.

Faith First's three-fold mission of Faith First is to:

• Provide scholarship assistance to parents so that their children may receive a quality education that fosters academic excellence, while instilling values that would prove beneficial to both the student as well as the society in which he or she lives

• Aggressively educate parents so they may become and/or remain pro-active in the educational lives of their children, as well as become informed concerning public policy that would affect the educational system in which their children are engaged

• Assist local church schools with expansion plans, renovations, and in some cases, capacity building for the purpose of accommodating additional children