Education

Improving Infrastructures, Outcomes, and Capacities in Educational Institutions

The Sister Thea Bowman Catholic Academy in Wilkinsburg educates children from pre-kindergarten through
eighth grade. Here students perform for visitors to the school.

Strengthening Elementary Parochial Education in Pittsburgh:

Extra Mile Education Foundation

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.