Cafe Momentum program looks to give Pittsburgh’s young people a second chance

A criminal record shouldn’t define a young person’s entire life. Cafe Momentum trains teens with the skills to earn steady employment and build stable lives.

Kidsburgh Learning Guide: Helping young people use their voices

Is your child is passionate about social issues or looking to have a voice in their community? There are many waysto support that goal right here in Pittsburgh. 

Sweet Pea’s ice cream truck is on a heartwarming mission

Sweet Pea’s ice cream truck is helping Pittsburghers in need while bringing sweet treats to everyone.

JAMbethekindkid, Inc. continues to set off chain reactions of kindness

Kindness is something that can not only benefit others whenever you do it, but also benefits yourself.

3 small steps that can fill this school year with moments of joyful learning

All of us can help put joy at the center of learning for our kids. Here’s how.

Foster Love Project outgrows its space as it expands outreach programs

“The goal is giving a child a dignified experience and making them feel loved.”

Don’t miss your baby’s free $100 for education funding from the Pennsylvania Treasury

In addition to the gift of money, it’s a great teaching tool for kids to learn about saving.

Pittsburgh mom creates VolunTOTS to help little kids volunteer

“VolunTOTS took on a life of its own that I had never anticipated, but it’s really exciting.”

Kidsburgh heroes: These twins collected 6,548 diapers and wipes (so far)

“We’re women and we want to support other women.”

‘I can do it!’ VolunTOTS empowers little kids to do good in Pittsburgh communities

“I think people are looking for good, looking for joy and for community. And I think that we’re providing that for people.”

$4.4 million from Heinz Endowments to support child care programs, from prenatal to age 3

“The pandemic ripped open the curtain on the precarious state of our nation’s early childhood care and education system.”

Joey and Christy Porter develop a former church and school into a Sheraden community hub

“Our mission is to be great neighbors and service providers.”

New Allegheny County Department of Children Initiatives to direct funding to preschool and afterschool programs

“All of Allegheny County’s children and families deserve comprehensive, equitable and high-quality early learning and out-of-school-time services if we are to continue to build our county’s reputation.”

EdCorps Real World Scholars develops kid entrepreneurs to lead tomorrow’s business world

“There’s just endless support for it, from students, from parents, from the community, from administrators,”

PNC Foundation partners with ‘Sesame Street’ to teach kids about racial justice

Kids notice differences in race as young as 6 months, and they start to form judgments based on race by the age of 3.

Neighborhood Allies and Fund My Future PGH team up to support kids’ financial literacy

Kids’ savings accounts are proven to help families save for college and build students’ expectations for attendance.

Keys to concentration: Why meeting basic needs means everything for kids in school

In addition to healthy food, kids need to feel safe, accepted for who they are and represented in their school communities.

6 reasons school board elections require your attention

“If you don’t like what’s happening and you want to change things, it starts with you voting and reaching out to your neighbors to encourage them to do the same.”

Brown Mamas develops Grow Mama Grow, a database of community courses taught by moms

Brown Mamas inspires mothers, teaching them life lessons.

Adopted from India, this Kidsburgh Hero started a foundation to support orphans in his native land

“One of our values is about envisioning a better world and taking the action to make it a reality. He’s doing that every day with this project.”