Higher Achievement mentioned in the New Pittsburgh Courier

Published on 1.2.17 | bit.ly/2hOiwLN | New Pittsburgh Courier

PITTSBURGH—In December, McAuley Ministries, Pittsburgh Mercy’s grant-making  foundation,  announced they awarded  12 grants totaling $480,440 to 11 Pittsburgh area  nonprofit organizations. The grants will support affordable housing, after-school programs, health and  wellness, community development, education, and collaborative funding initiatives in Pittsburgh’s  Hill District, Uptown and West Oakland communities.

The grantmaking foundation awards approximately $3 million in grants annually.

Since 2008,  McAuley Ministries has awarded 517 grants totaling more than $20.9 million to nonprofit  organizations in support of their work in these communities, as well as ministries that serve in the  tradition of the Sisters of Mercy. To view a list of grants awarded by year, visit http://www.mcauleyministries.org. Grouped by category, the recipients of the grant awards are:

Affordable Housing Community at Holy Family Manor:

•$35,000 to Nazareth Housing to make vital home repairs for   7-10 low-income, elderly, or disabled homeowners.

After-School Programs:

•$42,000 to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to establish a sixth site for “The Labs @ CLP” at the  Hill District branch. The Labs provide access to new technology, digital media,  specialized equipment, and resources that spark, encourage, and support curiosity and interests  among youth.

Higher Achievement:

•$50,000 to operate the Hill District Achievement Center, a college-preparatory, afterschool option for middle school students. The Achievement Center provides 3–4  years of uninterrupted focus on rigorous academics, enriching electives, and mentoring to prepare  students for college preparatory courses in high school.

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