African-American Male Leadership

The Reaching Back male mentoring program is rooted in African cultural traditions and rites of passage and demands high levels of academic, physical, and personal success from each participant. The Sankofa Leadership Institute aims to develop African-American male leaders in the Pittsburgh region.

Everybody Graduates!

Pittsburgh Public Schools’ graduation rate is only 68 percent, which means almost a third of students are dropping out. Everybody Graduates! is a campaign to end this dropout epidemic. By educating community members and engaging them in creative solutions, we aim to confront the challenges facing our most vulnerable students.

Little Learning Warriors

Our elementary afterschool program challenges children to explore ideas of community, grow academically, and improve their leadership skills. It also empowers them to advocate for themselves by developing a strong understanding of the resources available in their schools and communities.

Warrior Movement

The core belief behind the Warrior Movement is that – given the right resources and coaching – Pittsburgh teens can be highly effective educators, mentors, leaders, and community advocates. While offered ongoing training and support, Warriors also exercise a great deal of freedom in designing afterschool programs and advocacy projects in their communities.