Partners in Education (PIE) is a win-win program designed to promote community involvement in
education in order to enrich and extend the educational opportunities of students. In return, business partners receive
a deeper understanding of the school system’s role within the community.
First Choice is one of five partners that assist East Knox Elementary School. For the
2005 - 2006 school year, First Choice sponsored the painting of the school's cafeteria, including a large mural.
We continue to provide assistance in fundraising and other school special projects/events. PIE businesses
partner with a specific school or educational program to provide financial, technological or other types of support as
needed or agreed to. This involvement not only helps develop the local school environment into a powerful educational
setting, but also heightens awareness of challenges that educators face within the constraints of limited funds and/or
resources. In doing so, PIE encourages the Knoxville community to take a greater interest in the school system and take
ownership for the economic health of our region, which in large part, depends upon providing a high quality education.