Casa San Jose

Casa San José helps immigrant families preserve holiday traditions and embrace new ones in Pittsburgh

Homesick at the holidays? Here’s advice from Casa San José about holding on to the familiar while embracing the new.

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Your guide to First Night Pittsburgh 2022

New Year’s Eve is almost here! Check out our guide to Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2022.

Peyton Klein and her lookalike doll Photo courtesy of American Girl

Global Minds founder Peyton Klein honored by American Girl with new doll

“Youth are standing up in their communities all across the country,” says Peyton Klein. “All it takes is seeing an issue and having the courage and confidence to act.”

Westinghouse Castle photo by Mike Machosky

Can the Westinghouse Castle find a new purpose as an arts center and school?

Westinghouse Castle’s next chapter is beginning. Check out the details.

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5 free things to do this weekend in Pittsburgh, from cookies with Santa to Community Day at the August Wilson Center

Looking for things to do this weekend in Pittsburgh with kids? Check out our guide.

An increasing number of communities around the world are exploring the creation of their own learning ecosystems. Photo courtesy of Remake Learning.

Around the world, learning ecosystems are changing lives — especially in Pittsburgh

From Pittsburgh to Doncaster, learning ecosystems are building relationships, changing lives and reshaping the future of education.

Dragon's Den photo of Wendoll Slade, courtesy Dayna Delgado.

From volunteer to employee: At Dragon’s Den, this teen has turned helping others into a career

Check out Wendoll Slade’s inspiring story.

The Carnegie Elementary School Chill Room

Chill Project opens first space for elementary students in Carnegie

Each Chill Room comes with an AHN-licensed counselor or social worker who is there full-time to help students.

Photo courtesy of Remake Learning.

Everything we need to build a brighter Tomorrow

After 18 months, Remake Learning’s Tomorrow campaign has developed a framework for learning in our fast-changing world that’s focused on justice, methods, and relationships.

Photo courtesy of Bellevue Mural Arts Program

The people of Bellevue painted this beautiful mural — including the kids!

Kids loved being part of Bellevue’s mural project and they have even more plans to fill their community with cheerful color.

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10 great places where families can volunteer in Pittsburgh

Where can families volunteer together in Pittsburgh? Check out our guide!

Blueprint for Learning

If kids designed their own school, what might it look like? Blueprint for Learning grants are showing us.

Check out the cool spaces emerging from the Blueprint for Learning grants.

A+ Schools report to the community

PublicSource: A+ Schools finds chronic absences and loss of students adding pressure to Pittsburgh Public Schools’ long-term inequalities

A+ Schools’ annual report to the community finds Pittsburgh facing segregated schools, inequitable funding and the loss of thousands of students.

Liberty K-5's Dia de los Muertos event_photo by Shannon Konek

Volunteering at school can make a big difference in your child’s education. Here’s how.

Great ideas for volunteering at schools in the Pittsburgh area — and why it can help your kids succeed!

matt's maker space

Matt’s Maker Space opens a new location at UPMC Western Psych to help kids with mental illnesses

Matt’s Maker Space has grown to include 30 locations in the Pittsburgh region.

Kidsburgh Kind Kid

Meet this week’s Kidsburgh Kind Kids: Daisy Girl Scout Troop 28016

These Kidsburgh Kind Kids from Daisy Troop 28016 rescued fresh food to help neighbors in need!

Photo courtesy of Remake Learning.

This Pittsburgh-area school is bringing mental health support to all of its students and teachers

Clairton City School District is leveraging a Moonshot Grant to change lives.

Hunter Prosper screenshot used by permission

The latest TikTok trend? Pittsburgh nurse Hunter Prosper is spreading kindness to millions of people

On a platform famous for dangerous challenges, viral trends and celebrity gossip, Hunter Prosper is letting people know they matter.

Joey and Christy Porter open the Jasmine Nyree Campus to help Pittsburgh adults with special needs

The Jasmine Nyree Campus offers free programming for Pittsburgh adults with special needs.

things to do this weekend

5 (free!) things to do this weekend, from treasure hunting and forest hiking to crashing the Carnegies

Looking for cool things to do this weekend in Pittsburgh with your offspring? Here are five great ideas!