Educational non profit in danger

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) Parents Advancing Choice Education, or PACE, a non profit group, is in danger of shutting down.

PACE began helping tuition strapped students attend parochial and private schools in 1998. Now, thousands of dollars in scholarships and students later, that program and its mission to help ready students for college will be lost later this year.

“The funders have said there is no need for the work that we do here now”, said Bonnie Smith, PACE’s Executive Director.

PACE funds have been handled by an anonymous, local organization.

Clarita Hollis’ three children were all educated K-12 in Catholic schools, graduating from Chaminade Julienne. Two daughters are college graduates, one is a law school grad. Her son is a rising senior at Miami University of Ohio. “They help so much – without PACE I know we would not have made it”, Hollis said.

PACE is reaching out to the community. To show your support to keep the organization afloat, go to provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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