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 46 incorporated chapters throughout the world serving its membership and the transplant community through the TRIO mission of “Awareness, Support, Education and Advocacy.” Read more.
  • Highmark Caring Place: The Highmark 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.

2015-Present
Activities focused on fighting food insecurity: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s Produce to People program, Jewish Family¬†and¬†Community Services Squirrel Hill Food Pantry

2015-2016
Childhood food security activities in partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Propel East

2012-2015
iQ Kids Radio, 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 (birth-12).

2006-2015
Kids in the Kitchen

2009-2012
Strong Women Strong Girls

2006-2009
KaBOOM! playground builds

2004
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 PDF

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 afterschool 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