Dedicated to changing the lives of children and youth.
We believe in possibilities
That a child will experience something new that will change his or her life;
That educators will have the resources to nurture students;
And that kids will play and learn and grow in their own way, guided by an engaged community.
We provide support to organizations that improve the lives of children in the Pittsburgh region from early childhood through the formative years, inside the classroom and out.
Our Focus Areas
Even before they start kindergarten, young children deserve to participate in rich learning experiences in high-quality environments, led by caring and well-trained adults. Parents and caregivers should have access to the support they need to encourage their children’s development.Learn More
From pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, schools should ignite students’ interests, stretch their abilities, and set the path toward a future of possibility. Students, teachers, principals, superintendents, parents, and community members each play a crucial role in this process.Learn More
Children and youth should be able to choose from a variety of high-quality afterschool, summer, and mentoring programs that create vital opportunities for exploration, creativity, learning, and meaningful connections with caring adults.Learn More
Young people and their families should have easy and frequent access to innovative learning and play spaces, community resources that support their well-being, and celebrations and cultural events that delight them — all designed with kids in mind.Learn More
Children, families, and other caring adults should be able to draw upon a vibrant community of strong nonprofit organizations, capable leaders, and robust multimedia resources focused on helping them succeed.Learn More
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Reimagining Partnerships in Higher Education
To Advance Innovative Educational Practices
Tugboats and Lighthouses
How School Leaders in Western Pennsylvania are Turning the Big Ship of Education
A Guide to Bold & Experimental Thinking in Education