Junior League of Pittsburgh, Inc.

Past Projects

Past Project Highlights

  • Children's Museum: The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh uses hands-on exhibits (permanent and temporary), artifacts, performances, storytelling and art activities to help children better understand themselves, others and the world. Read more.
  • Vintage, Inc.: Vintage is a nonprofit human service agency founded in 1973 to meet the needs of elderly residents in Allegheny County. Read more.
  • TRIO: The Transplant Recipients International Organization has nearly 4,000 members with forty-six incorporated chapters throughout the world serving its membership and the transplant community through the TRIO mission of "Awareness, Support, Education, and Advocacy." Read more.
  • Caring Place: The Caring Place, a center for grieving children, adolescents and their families, provides peer and volunteer support to children and their families who are grieving the death of a loved one. Read more.

Community Projects, 1923-Present

2015 - Present Childhood Food Insecurities in partnership with the Food Bank, Propel East, and Produce to People
2012- 2015 iQKidsRadio is an innovative new media collaboration between WQED Multimedia and SLB Radio Productions to develop commercial-free 24/7 Internet streaming radio for families with children ages birth to 12.
2006 - 2015 Kids in the Kitchen
2009-2012 SWSG
2006 - 2009 KaBOOM! playground builds
2004-present Providence Teen Program in partnership with the Providence Family Support Center
  Safety Kids Camps in partnership with Safety Kids, Inc.
2002-2005 Everybody Wins! literacy project
2001-2004

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh: the backyard

  Vintage Senior Community Center: Saturday enrichment courses
2000-2003 Family Resources
1999-2000 Beginning with Books: literacy program for young children
  The Emmaus Community: program development for respite care program
  Pittsburgh International Children's Theater: preschool outreach program
1998-2000 Began Silent Witness Initiative: domestic violence awareness program, in collaboration with the National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section
1998-1999 Contact Pittsburgh: public awareness for after school hotline
  Junior Achievement: classroom teachers for business curriculum
1997-1998 Hunger Services Network
  Magee Womens Hospital Project
  North Hills Affordable Housing
1996-1997 Literacy Council
1995-1998 The Center for Grieving Children: established in collaboration with other community organizations
1994-1997 Family Resources
  I Have a Dream Foundation
1994-1996 Free Wheelers: assisted with field trips for the disabled
1994-1995 Pittsburgh Aids Task Force
  Voyager
1991-1996 North Hills Affordable Housing: co-sponsored transitional housing for homeless women and their children
1990 "Don't Wait to Vaccinate": sponsored public awareness program
1989-1991 Woman to Woman: sponsored alcohol abuse and awareness program
1989-1990 Shakespeare Saved: co-sponsored youth cultural literacy program
1987-1991 Teen Outreach Program: founded program dedicated to decreasing teen pregnancy and drop-out rates among at-risk high school students
1987-1990 Organ Transplant Outreach Program
  Three Rivers Youth Semi-Independent Living Teen Parent Program
1987-1989 Families Communicating
1987-1988 BoardWALK: project with the United Way
  Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council Volunteer
1987 Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO): helped found organization
1986-1989 Women's Center and Shelter
1986-1987 International Organ Transplant Forum: sponsor
  "Parent Seminars on Adolescent Sexuality": sponsor
  Carnegie Institute: evening hours
1985-1986 Children's Services Directory: co-created
  Neill Log House: tours
1985 Second Chance
1984-1985 Epilepsy Foundation Speakers Bureau
1983-1988 Project Lead: program for teen leadership
1982-1983 Tel-A-Kid: children's information service
1980-1981 Allegheny County Courthouse Docent Program
1980 Founded Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
1979-1982 Three Rivers Adoption Council
  Vintage, Inc.: senior daycare
1969-1972 Performing Arts Series for Children
1964-1971 "Explore": researched and published Pittsburgh-area travel book
1964-1965 Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation: jointly funded
  Tutoring program on Pittsburgh's North Side
1963-1966 Carnegie Institute: Gallery Guides
  Delayed Language Nursery School at Home for Crippled Children
1963 Van Gogh Show at the Carnegie Institute: assisted in presentation
1962-1964 The Pittsburgh Symphony "Little People's Concerts": co-sponsor
1962-1963 Pioneer School for Handicapped Children
1961 Marionette production on National Educational TV
1960-1965 The Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors: published brochure on city
1960-1963 Juvenile Court: began cooking school
1958-1986 Golden Age Hobby Show: co-sponsored a showcase of Pittsburgh seniors' talents
1957-1964 Travelers' Aid Society: established and staffed program at the airport
  Thorn Run School for Special Education
1957-1961 Old Economy: assisted in restoration
1957-1958 Weekly World Affairs TV programming
  Family and Children's Service: foster care
  South Hills Child Guidance Center
1956-1961 Art Caravan with Pittsburgh Plan for Art
1956-1957 Civil Defense Course in Family Survival
1953-1965

Mayview State Hospital: patient visitation

1953-1964 WQED-TV: extensive children's programming
1953-1961 Nursery School at Juvenile Court
1950-1952 "Fun with Books": radio transcription series
1948-1949 Art and Nature Shop for the Carnegie Institute
1941-1945 Civilian Defense Volunteer Office
1938-1952 Children's Theater radio broadcasts on KDKA
1938-1940 Vocation Loan Fund for Girls' Service Club
1935-1937 Hospitalization of needy children: funded
1933-1934 Talking books for the blind: funded
1930-1932 Monthly milk fund clinics: funded
1927-1971 Children's Theater productions
1927-1929 Nutritional & Habit Forming Clinic, Children's Hospital
1926 Junior League Thrift Shop: established
1923-1926 Girls' Service Club (now Three Rivers Youth): founded
1923 Pittsburgh Child Health Council
1922 The Junior League of Pittsburgh founded