Education and Youth

Apply Now for an Undergraduate Scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

If your a high school senior, or the parent or guardian of one, you likely already know that while college tuition keeps going up, financial aid is not keeping pace. Moreover, budget proposals by the President and Congress for 2018 propose slashing billions off of the Pell grant's "rainy day" reserve fund. What's a student to do? Enter the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

By | October 28th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Education and Youth, Social Justice|Comments Off on Apply Now for an Undergraduate Scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

A+ Schools Report to the Community

A+ Schools is "Pittsburgh’s Community Alliance for Public Education." They advocate for educational equity and excellence in the public school system through educating the public, increasing awareness, and engaging the community in efforts to advance change. The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation mission is "to improve the quality of life for all in Garfield and surrounding neighborhoods through active community engagement." Together, they will host a meeting on Tuesday, July 25th where A+ will present their "Report to the Community."

By | July 24th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Education and Youth|Comments Off on A+ Schools Report to the Community

Video: Mayor Peduto Talks About the Rustbelt Revolution and Resilient Pittsburgh at TEDxYouth

Two months before President Trump claimed to represent "Pittsburgh, not Paris" when he rejected the Paris Climate Accords, Mayor Bill Peduto gave a talk at TEDxYouth@Shadyside which the President would have found highly instructive...

By | June 7th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Economic Development, Education and Youth, Environment and Sustainability, Technology and Design|Comments Off on Video: Mayor Peduto Talks About the Rustbelt Revolution and Resilient Pittsburgh at TEDxYouth

Sneak Peek: Mayor’s Next Ad

Be the first on your block to see the Mayor's new TV ad! Take a sneak peek now and hear all the ways Pittsburgh has become a better city for our kids! You can view it now right here before it airs tomorrow.

By | April 27th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Education and Youth, Keeping Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Public Safety, Social Justice|Comments Off on Sneak Peek: Mayor’s Next Ad

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