That’s not all folks: insider look at Looney Tunes comes to Toonseum

The top characters of Warner Brothers’ Looney Tunes cartoons belong to that highest echelon of pop culture icons: They’re recognizable to just about everyone. Bugs Buggy looms in the American […]

Let’s Move Pittsburgh: set in motion by First Lady, running strong at Phipps

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden is famous for its plant and flower displays, so of course it is hosting two major conferences on curbing childhood obesity. Wait, what? “We’re connecting […]

Training the next leaders of the social-justice movement: Youth Leading Change

Building Change: A Convergence for Social Justice on Oct. 13-15 is being billed as “the first-ever gathering of people and organizations from across Southwestern Pennsylvania … who share a common […]

A waiting list already! Urban Pathways opens school to K-5 kids

What’s the secret for success at Urban Pathways, one of Pittsburgh Public Schools’ original charter schools? How did all 70 members of its last two graduating classes head off to […]

Making meaning and media from community involvement: Heinz Endowments’ Philanthropy Interns

Brian Gaudio made his first trip to the Dominican Republic with a charitable group when he was a student at Upper St. Clair High School. “It was far different from […]

The power of knowledge: Carey Harris of A+ Schools

“From the White House to the classroom, decisions about educations are increasingly being made using data,” says Carey Harris, executive director of the nonprofit A+ Schools, sitting in her unpretentious office […]

Open Letter to a Young Geek

When I was a kid, I was a nerd and a geek. I still am. Somewhere between the last time I got shoved into a locker and the time I […]

No Child Leafed Behind

Last fall, my 13-year-old daughter and I got lost in the woods of Frick Park. Deliberately. Over and over again. All autumn long. We knew that, eventually, as each unfamiliar […]

United Way aims to recruit greatest number of volunteers ever to mentor school kids

Can Allegheny County recruit 4,000 new volunteers to help school kids learn to read over the next three years? Can we afford not to? “It’s enormously important that we help […]

One Young World’s choice of Pittsburgh brings diverse youth to the region

One Young World chose Pittsburgh for its next international conference for all the right reasons — and right on time, say some involved in the city’s successful bid. One Young […]

Consider a PTI Grad-In-A-Box for your next hire

The Pittsburgh Technical Institute has launched an unusual campaign to market their graduates. They ship them out in boxes. Well, not actually in the box. PTI and 3PC Media launched […]

Pittsburgh picked again as a Playful City USA!

Are we all having fun yet? Apparently so! KaBoom recently named Pittsburgh one of the most playful cities in America. Check out the more than 140 places to play in […]

Pittsburgh Promise continues success, paves way for future

Pittsburgh is set to host PromiseNet 2011 — the country’s fourth annual conference of groups that offer hope to eligible students through college scholarships. And it’s fitting that Pittsburgh do […]

The Neighborhood Academy opens $10 million campus and science center

The Neighborhood Academy finally has a campus to call its own. Ten years to the day since it started as a school for low-income and at-risk youth, TNA opened a […]

ToonSeum to triple in size on Liberty Avenue, downtown

ToonSeum, Pittsburgh’s cartoon and comic museum, is about to triple in size.  After two successful years in a narrow, Cultural District storefront, the museum will grow by expanding into an […]

Carnegie opens first exhibit specifically for 5- to 13-year-olds: M is for Museum

The first hands-on, kid-focused exhibit debuts at the Carnegie Museum of Natural Historyon Oct. 15, and “this one is a little bit different,” says Project Director Beth Redmond-Jones. The museum […]