2001 – 2003: The League helped to fund the building of The Backyard of The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, an outdoor play space.
2002 – 2005: The League brings the Everybody Wins! Program, a lunchtime literacy and mentoring program, to Pittsburgh. The League participates by providing volunteer reading mentors, called Reading Buddies, in various Pittsburgh Public Elementary Schools.
2004: The League announces the piloting of a program for at-risk teenagers entitled the Providence Teen Program. The program provided developmental, social and recreational activities for youths ages 12-16 in the Marshall-Shadeland (North Side) and surrounding neighborhoods. The Providence Center utilized the knowledge and expertise of eight Junior League volunteers as the program was developed and refined.
2004: Safety Kids Camp, a summer camp program for children in grades 1 through 5, was chosen as another community project. The program taught children how to protect themselves from abduction, abuse, victimization, and accidents by addressing issues such as lures, home-alone skills, emergency situations, weapons, drugs, bullying, conflicts fires and bike safety. Junior League volunteers assisted in the areas of session planning and camp operation. Additionally, League volunteers were trained in the “Be a Safety Kid” curriculum to teach camp lessons.
2006 – 2009: The Junior League of Pittsburgh and KaBOOM! join forces to give children in Allegheny County safe, fun and fitness-oriented places to play while at the same time developing communities and neighborhood spaces.
2006: The League partners with the Hill House Association (Hill House) to present Kids in the Kitchen, an annual program based on a nutritional initiative founded by the Association of the Junior Leagues International (AJLI). The League continues to hold annual Kids in the Kitchen events.
2007: The first annual Touch-a-Truck event, a new annual fundraiser for the League, was held in the Strip District.
2008: The League hosts their first annual American Girl Fashion Show at the Pittsburgh Field Club.
2009: The League partners with Strong Women Strong Girls (SWSG), a nonprofit organization that promotes self-esteem and leadership development in women, as the League’s “Signature Project”.