At Café Momentum, teens learn lessons in restauranteering — and life.

Photo above courtesy of Café Momentum. We’ve heard a lot about the uptick in violence among young people in the Pittsburgh region recently including shootings and fights in all kinds […]

Steel Valley

Steel Valley’s Interactive Living Museum brought Black history to life again this year

“I think it’s really cool to celebrate our culture,” said Steel Valley’s Pharoah Conway.

11 things to do this weekend in Pittsburgh: breakdancing class, a free family fair, fun with animals and more

So many things to do this weekend in Pittsburgh!

It’s here: Check out the 2023 Pittsburgh Lenten Fish Fry Map

Pittsburgh’s fish fry map will help you find great dinner options on Friday nights.

student summit

200 teens gathered for this year’s Student Summit. Here’s what made it ‘magical.’

Student Summit leader: “We will raise a generation of people who can respect one another and cohesively change the world for the better.”

From the Source

From the Source: This McKeesport teen wants to talk about gun violence. Change can happen, she says, if adults will listen.

Hear more about Brandi’s experiences — and her ideas for tackling this problem in our region — in this episode of “From the Source.”


Learning Heroes’ updated anti-racism resource guide is perfect for families

This guide to anti-racism resources from Learning Heroes is full of age-appropriate support.

Meet the local teens who made the Steelers’ All-Peer Team

Congrats to the inaugural Steelers All-Peer Team: You are all Kidsburgh Heroes!

phones at school

Lock the phone in a pouch? Students, staff debate one school’s bid to curb distractions

What do you think of this solution to the problem of phones at school?

Adoption Connection

What’s it like to be a foster parent? Adoption Connection shares the details.

“You might be the only person that child feels unconditional love from,” says Adoption Connection’s Robin Thompson.

from the source

PublicSource: This Pittsburgh preteen is proud of her police officer dad, and has ideas for better policing

Listen to “From the Source” podcast episode 7 right here.

7 ways Pittsburgh kids can celebrate Martin Luther King Day and honor Black history

These programs honor Black history with a nod to Dr. King through theatrical performances, music and art-making.

Human Services Center Mon Valley has helped families for 40 years, and they’re just getting started

The Human Services Center was established in 1982 as a human services “mall” with a mission to fight poverty.


Buzzword is back: This Pittsburgh art and literacy partnership is hosting live events for families again

At Buzzword events, “we have the social-emotional component, we have the learning capacity, and we have the mental health focus.” 

State of Black Motherhood

Brown Mamas founder Muffy Mendoza launches the State of Black Motherhood Talks

The State of Black Motherhood Talks will run each Monday through the end of January.

family volunteering in Pittsburgh

3 options for family volunteering and giving at the holidays

’tis the season for family volunteering and giving in Pittsburgh!

From the Source

What’s it like to be a teenage immigrant in Pittsburgh? Check out episode 5 of ‘From the Source’

‘From the Source’ talks with Pittsburgh Allderdice High School senior Sam Alawadhi.

accessibility on playgrounds

How a simple change made one school playground a better place for all kids

Accessibility on playgrounds ensures that all kids can play and learn.

absenteeism in Pittsburgh schools

Absenteeism in Pittsburgh schools: Check out KDKA’s report

New strategies are helping fight absenteeism in Pittsburgh schools.

parents as allies

Join Parents as Allies for a free workshop that can help families and schools build true engagement

Join Parents as Allies for this free workshop and lunch.