Strengthening Elementary Parochial Education in Pittsburgh:
Extra Mile Education Foundation
In an outstanding example of a public-private partnership, the Extra Mile Education Foundation supports 457 students in eight elementary parochial schools in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods through direct school subsidies, limited scholarship support, and facility renovations. Ninety-six percent of Extra Mile’s students graduate from high school and 88 percent continue to college, trade school, or the military.
As part of its 25th anniversary, Extra Mile launched a $3 million capital campaign to fund programmatic initiatives, subsidies and scholarships, and capital improvements. With a $250,000 Foundation grant for operations, the Extra Mile Education Foundation will implement new school-based programs and support scholarships and capital improvements.