Education and Youth

Citiparks Recruiting Lifeguards for the Summer

If you are a certified lifeguard or are interested in obtaining certification, the Citiparks Aquatic Division is looking for you. They are currently recruiting lifeguards for the 2017 summer season. Lifeguards must be City of Pittsburgh residents and at least 16 years of age by June 2, 2017. The starting pay rate is $9.09 an hour. If you are interested in working as a lifeguard for Citiparks, please contact the Citiparks Aquatic Division Office at 412-323-7928.

By | February 23rd, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Education and Youth, Public Safety|Comments Off on Citiparks Recruiting Lifeguards for the Summer

Northside Youth Entrepreneurial Pitch Fair Tonight at Alloy 26 in Nova Place

One Northside, Northside Narratives, Pittsburgh Perry High School, BMe Community, and Ya Momz House, Inc. are holding a free community event tonight at Alloy 26 in Nova Place. The Northside Narratives program will feature 40 youth-founded project proposals about business ideas that they wish to see or create in Northside Pittsburgh. It's a science fair-style event with students on hand to discuss why they chose their projects. Projects will receive up to $1,000 to complete their project in their community.

By | February 2nd, 2017|Bill Peduto, Economic Development, Education and Youth|Comments Off on Northside Youth Entrepreneurial Pitch Fair Tonight at Alloy 26 in Nova Place

Girls Write Pittsburgh Inspires Teen Girls to Find Their Voices

Girls Write Pittsburgh -- recently launched in Brookline -- is the city’s only program designed to empower teen girls through the creative expression of writing. This is a free program for girls age 13 to 18 who have a desire to learn the craft of writing. Through this, Girls Write Pittsburgh aims to benefit these teens in areas such as "personal accountability, personal growth and development, critical thinking, communication, leadership, public speaking, social and interpersonal relationship skills development, and rhetoric."

By | January 26th, 2017|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto, Education and Youth|Comments Off on Girls Write Pittsburgh Inspires Teen Girls to Find Their Voices

Pittsburgh School Choice Fair: Find Out All Your Options!

Pittsburgh Public School? Public charter school? Private school? What's best for your child and where can you learn what's out there? If you ever wished you could "one-stop shop" for options for your child's education, have we got an event for you! On Saturday, November 19th, you can come down to the Energy Innovation Center and speak directly to school leaders, parents and teachers to help find the right school for your child.

By | November 17th, 2016|Bill Peduto, Education and Youth|10 Comments

GOTV Rallies on Sunday & Monday: We’re Gonna Turn This Mother Out!

Tuesday, November 8th, is your chance to show the world what America stands for. It's your opportunity to prove that love really does trump hate and that we all are stronger when we stand together. We need EVERYONE to turn out to vote: For Hillary Clinton for President, for Katie McGinty for U.S. Senate, for Josh Shapiro for Attorney General, and for all the Democrats up and down the ticket!

Apply for The Sprout Fund’s $500 Change Machine Grant for Youth

The Sprout Fund serves as a catalyst by providing crucial financial support for small-scale and first-time projects. Seeding these types of programs in the early stages can payoff big time for communities in Pittsburgh. One such program is their Change Machine project. It provides $500 grants for youth-led initiatives.

By | November 3rd, 2016|Bill Peduto, Education and Youth|4 Comments

Have A Volunteer Opportunity? Post It At Pittsburgh Cares!

Between September 2014 and September 2015, over 62 million people volunteered through or for an organization at least once in the United States. That's one in four Americans! The holidays, in particular, are a time when many want to give back.

By | October 29th, 2016|Bill Peduto, Education and Youth, Social Justice|8 Comments

Geek Out at the Pittsburgh Geek Street Fair!

According to the National Science Foundation, "In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, all students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past." In keeping with this spirit, on Friday, October 7th, Google will host the Pittsburgh Geek Street Fair -- an interactive event to inspire kids to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and computer science careers.

Ridin’ With Dee’z Wheelz Bicycle Festival for Special Olympics

Biking, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from allenran 917's photostream On Sunday, October 2nd, you're invited to bring your bike out to the Highland Park Bike Track and enjoy an afternoon benefiting the athletes of Special Olympics Pennsylvania. The Ridin' With Dee'z Wheelz Bicycle Festival is named after Special Olympic athlete, 15-year-old Danielle “Dee” List. Dee lives with a rare metabolic disorder called glycosylation, which impacts her central nervous system. While she uses a wheelchair to get around on a daily basis, she doesn't let that stop her from swimming, bowling, and yes, even walking. She especially loves to use [...]

By | September 24th, 2016|Arts and Culture, Bill Peduto, Education and Youth|6 Comments

Rec2Tech Pittsburgh Addresses Digital Divide with After-School Programs in City Recreation Centers

City of Pittsburgh partnering with The Sprout Fund to bring technology-enhanced learning to city youth PITTSBURGH, PA (September 12, 2016) – Today Mayor William Peduto announced that five of Pittsburgh’s city-owned recreation centers will be transformed into technology-enhanced learning centers during the week of September 12-16 to demonstrate how free after-school programs can help youth in city neighborhoods get a leg up in STEM learning as part of a new initiative called Rec2Tech Pittsburgh.