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Partnership puts students in touch with opportunities for
post-secondary education and jobs
The Consortium will be introducing districts and others to a new partner this year: Stem Premier. To learn more, click here.
Creating career paths for students who aren’t college bound
Schools participating in The Consortium’s College & Career Knowledge initiative this year will have more opportunities to introduce students to apprenticeship programs as well as to local colleges. To learn more, click here.
Summer learning programs conclude with festivities
Community open houses capped The Consortium’s summer learning programs at Wilkinsburg Middle School and Woodland Hills High School. To learn more, click here.
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Leadership Retreat draws nearly 170 educators from 15 districts
Designed to inspire Courage to Innovate, Create & Collaborate, The Consortium’s annual Leadership Retreat in June provided educators with plenty of occasions for sharing best practices and learning about strategies other districts are using to engage students. To learn more, click here.
Consortium confers Giraffe Awards
We asked the 170 educators at our 2015 annual Leadership Retreat to single out giraffes on their teams for recognition—the people who stick their necks out on behalf of kids. There were 19 selected to receive The Consortium’s Giraffe Awards. To learn more, click here.
Consortium summer programs support STEAM learning
Even if the humidity drops, students in Woodland Hills and Wilkinsburg school districts will be enjoying a STEAMy summer, thanks to all of the fun activities our summer enrichment programs are bringing to support learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math. To learn more, click here.
Consortium introducing Digital Badging in Wilkinsburg TIGERS program as part of Pittsburgh City of Learning Initiative
Thanks to a Sprout Fund grant, our Wilkinsburg TIGERS (Teaching, Inspiring, Growing, Educating & Reaching to Succeed) Summer Program will introduce Digital Badging as part of its participation in the Pittsburgh City of Learning initiative. To learn more, click here.
MHS Alumni & Friends Association awards $68,429 in scholarships and grants
McKeesport High School Alumni & Friends Association today announced that it has awarded $68,429 in scholarships and grants. Forty of the awardees are members of the McKeesport High School Class of 2015. Sixteen graduates from previous years also received renewal grants from three of the funds. Click here for the full story.
Leadership training session helps South Allegheny students map agenda
Students involved in a South Allegheny High School organization called S.W.A.G (Students Who Acknowledge Greatness) attended a leadership-training workshop that The Consortium offers to districts and schools attempting to launch or strengthen student-led initiatives. To learn more, click here.
YMAP open house affords students opportunity for community feedback
An open house for the Youth Media Advocacy Project (YMAP) in May brought teams from Pittsburgh Brashear High School, Pittsburgh Obama Academy and Wilkinsburg High School together with community members so that students could get feedback on their advocacy projects. To learn more, click here.
Students peered into the world of work at TFIM’s 15th annual conference
The 15th annual Student Leadership Conference for The Future Is Mine (TFIM) featured employer site visits, a College Exploration, workshops, tours of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum and lots of other cool stuff.
To learn more, click here.
Champions of Learning Awards Dinner
Saturday’s Champions of Learning Awards highlighted contributions from 22 finalists, seven of whom became our 2015 honorees. To learn more about the event, click here.
Afterschool programs achieve statewide recognition
The Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN) has selected The Consortium as one of its 2015 Afterschool Champions. To learn more click here.
College & Career Knowledge event featured reps from seven colleges
Some 100 students got a glimpse of college life when Penn State Greater Allegheny hosted The Consortium’s latest College & Career Knowledge event. Reps from five other colleges were on hand to answer questions. To learn more, click here.
Give to United Way: make your schools and your kids your Contributor’s Choice
With companies, schools and community organizations kicking off their fall giving campaigns for United Way of Allegheny County, it’s a great time for our program participants and friends to support the students and schools in their communities. Through The Consortium, you can help teachers bring innovative projects to their classrooms, help students explore career paths and give educators access to high quality professional development opportunities. To support this programming, please direct your donation toward us with Contributor’s Choice code #2910. To learn about more ways to support our work, click here.