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Chuck Cooper Foundation Leadership Program Overview
Research and Education

The Chuck Cooper Foundation grants scholarships to African-American students who are currently enrolled or plan to enroll in a Masters level or higher programs of study. In addition, it provides a number of resources to students, including a professional leadership program. Chuck Cooper’s leadership program ensures students have the necessary[…]

Smart Futures Keys2Work Program Overview
Research and Education

Smart Futures delivers online career readiness resources to schools throughout Pennsylvania. Developed to provide students with a curriculum based connection to today’s workforce. The program utilizes a college readiness kit comprised of four parts: Keys 2 Work Financial Literacy My Career Journey PA eMentoring The Keys 2 Work program utilizes[…]

Smart Futures PA E-Mentoring Overview
Research and Education

Smart Futures serves as a leading provider of online career education resources to schools and community-based organizations in Pennsylvania. Through its programming community partners are provided with a college readiness toolkit comprised of four parts: Keys 2 Work Financial Literacy My Career Journey PA eMentoring Through a unique partnership with[…]

Chuck Cooper Foundation Overview
Research and Education

The Chuck Cooper Foundation is dedicated to honoring the legacy of Charles “Chuck” Cooper, the first African-American drafted into the National Basketball Association, by awarding graduate-level scholarships and providing comprehensive leadership workshops, career development opportunities and professional mentors to African American students. Through small, personalized relationships, mentors are able to[…]

NEED Foundation Outreach
Research and Education Uncategorized

The NEED Foundation offers a number of resources for students, parents and educators, including a mentoring program with the goal of empowering under resourced youth within the region. NEED’s African American Male Mentoring Initiative (AAMMI) ensures students have the necessary skills and resources to make positive life choices that enable[…]

Mount Ararat Community Activity Center Early Childhood Development Center
Research and Education

Serving the community for more than 25 years, Mount Ararat Community Activity Center, Inc. (MACAC) opened its Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) in 1990. ECDC, a Christian based program, provides a comprehensive educational structure that focuses on the cognitive, emotional, and physical development of children from infancy to five years[…]

Heinz History Center Mister Roger’s Neighborhood
Research and Education

“It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor.” The Heinz History Center recently opened its “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” display as part of the fourth floor Special Collections Gallery. The new display marks the first and largest collection of original items and artifacts from the popular[…]

NEED Foundation Overview
Research and Education

The NEED Foundation, founded in 1963, is the oldest community-based, minority, higher education assistance program in Pennsylvania. The Foundation has awarded nearly $24.5 million dollars in scholarships to nearly 20,000 students over the past 52 years. Dedicated to empowering youth in the Pittsburgh region, NEED provides students with career and[…]

South Fayette School District P.A.W.S
Research and Education

The South Fayette School District is committed to promoting dignity and respect. The school district has incorporated an anti-bullying approach to create a safe and inclusive learning space for students to foster and develop into conscientious citizens. The Middle School P.A.W.S. in Action program recognizes two students per month in[…]

The Best of the Batch Foundation Overview
Research and Education

The Best of the Batch Foundation is committed to providing financially challenged youth and their families with the purpose, desire, and resources to reach their highest potentials. The Foundation offers students the following: After school programming Sports and leisure activities Safe areas for recreation Scholarships The organization’s encouragement and involvement[…]