Community Empowerment Association
http://www.ceapittsburgh.org/ or (412) 371-3689
CEA offers after-school programs, summer camps, behavioral children and adolescents programs.
- The African-American Leadership Institute
Assist at-risk, Black boys in developing dreams that transform themselves along with their communities. With the help of loving mentorship from elders, adults, and skilled professionals in the Pittsburgh community, the youth are guided to imagine themselves within three life contexts: life purpose, life mission, and life work.
- The Safe Passage Prevention and Intervention Program
A holistic youth after school program designed to provide life skills training, educational preparation, and therapeutic support for adolescents and at-risk youth ages 6-17.
An opportunity for youth to continue to receive an empowering and culturally affirming education even when school is out.
A weekly extra-curricular program that provides a safe, productive, and educational space for black boys and girls.
- Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)
This program engages 50 local, youth workers, ages 14-21 in paid work activities. The youth receive training in work readiness, interpersonal communication, and community development training, as well as a stipend.
- Community Wellness Initiative
CEA provides professional counseling services that are culturally-specific, accessible, community-based, mobile, with in-home evaluation and treatment.
Homewood Children’s Village
http://hcvpgh.org/ or (412) 727-7605
HCV offers several programs for childhood and adolescents’ development and support.
Baby Promise is an 8-week program designed for expectant parents and parents of children ages 0-5. Parents receive training in healthy pregnancies, stages of child development, health and safety, discipline and stress management, and nutrition and healthy foods.
The Scholar Project is an after school and summer time for high school students. The program’s goals are to assist students through high school graduation, promote a college going culture, and empower students as agents of community change. Academic support is provided on-site at Westinghouse high school during the school day and at partner programs after school.
The Learn and Earn Summer Youth Employment Initiative is a collaboration between the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and Partner4Work to provide work readiness training and summer employment to youth.
We Promise is a mentoring program created by Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) to eliminate racial disparities in achievement of the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship.
- Full-service Community Schools Program
HCV’s Service Community School (FSCS) Site Directors work in several of the public schools that serve Homewood’s children: Westinghouse, Lincoln, and Faison. They build strong relationships with school staff and outside community partners to create a comprehensive community school.
Circles is a nationally-known, proven, and innovative way of connecting people across socioeconomic lines in an effort to move people & families out of poverty.
Operation Better Block (OBB)
obbinc.org or (412) 731-1908
Program Collaboration between Operation Better Block, Inc. (OBB) and the Homewood-Brushton YMCA. Bridge to Benefits (B2B) is designed to link financially struggling families to public benefits and services (ex. Low-Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Food Stamps, Child Care Subsidy, Medical Assistance, Earned Income Credit (EIC), Property Tax & Rent Rebate, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Emergency Assistance)
This program provides Pittsburgh youth ages 14-19 with structured activities that impact their physical environment, equip them for leadership roles in the community, improve their academic achievement, and provide them with an opportunity to explore green collar jobs and careers.
http://www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org/homewood/ or (412) 243-2900
YMCA offers athletic programs for children and families, and technology programs on music production, digital design, and a high-volume production kitchen. Many programs available.
http://www.ywcapgh.org/ or (412) 255-1488
Several programs supporting children, youth, and families.
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is a community resource for strengthening connections between women, their families, friends and the organizations that provide services and support to women.
- Childcare Information Services
412- 261-2273 (CARE) or 1-800-392-3131
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh manages the Child Care Information Services (CCIS) of Allegheny County. Our professional staff provides tips on how to identify quality early learning and helps families find the child care services they need. We can help you find qualified child care providers near your home or office and give you information on provider fees, services, and participation in Keystone STARS or NAEYC Accreditation. CCIS services are free to all Allegheny County families, regardless of family income.
- Child Development and Education
412-361-6433 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A licensed, Pennsylvania Keystone STAR 4 Facility, YWCA provides quality, comprehensive, interactive early development and education for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. They provide healthy and nutritious meals, and encourage children to think, be creative, and succeed.
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Youth Services Department excites students’ interest in STEM through hands-on, collaborative, and project-based learning.