What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child, that must the community want for all of its children. – John Dewey, American Philosopher, School and Society, 1899
As a local company, we at Pittsburgh Prep believe that we have a responsibility to use our experience for the betterment of the community. To this end, we partner with local businesses and not-for-profits to offer Pittsburghers new and innovative educational programs. For more on how we give back to the community, check out some of our current partners below.
Neighbors in Need
Neighbors in Need, or NIN, is a local non-profit based in the East End of Pittsburgh. As their name suggests, they are founded by the principle of social consciousness. Tom Dickson, NIN’s founder, believes that if we knew about the plight of our neighbors, we would do what we could to help. NIN does what they can in the form of small one-time crisis grants and in the form of need-based scholarships that help underprivileged students prepare for college. To learn more about NIN, or to apply for their help, stop by their website.
We currently work with NIN to provide scholarships to students who need testing prep but who don’t have the resources to afford a high-quality course.
Crossroads Foundation (CRF) is a local non-profit located in the heart of Pittsburgh. Crossroads works to make vulnerable urban adolescents with multiple risk factors into successful college-ready scholars. Their work ranges from tuition assistance to intensive academic and mental health support services. The overarching aim is to guide their students on their way to leading productive and successful lives by placing underprivileged students into private Catholic high schools. Their results have been unparalleled in their industry, with 98% of all of their high school scholars attending and graduating from universities.
To learn more about Crossroads, check out their website. Pittsburgh Prep has worked with Crossroads for over 3 years to provide pivotal guidance in shaping their policies and procedures on student achievement, high-quality SAT prep and academic support.
Bloomfield Garfield Corporation
Bloomfield Garfield Corporation, or BGC, is a large community-based non-profit located on Penn Ave. in Bloomfield. BGC serves a number of different functions, ranging from community support to youth development. BGC seeks to “reknit the social, economic and physical fabric by engaging and inspiring members of the community.” They offer a wide array of programs from housing support to after-school learning. To learn more about BGC, please visit their website. Pittsburgh Prep has partnered with BGC in a number of different capacities, from consulting on educational programs to working together to offer SAT prep to Pittsburgh public high schools at Milliones High School / University Prep and Brashear High.
We’re always looking for new local partners who can help us make a larger impact in the greater Pittsburgh area. Whether you’re a large non-profit looking for educational consulting or a small after-school charter program interested in our expertise, we’d love to hear from you.