Office of Mayor William Peduto
MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. Secretary of Education to attend City of Pittsburgh Community Forum on Early Childhood Education

Media Advisory

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 11, 2014) – On August 13, Mayor William Peduto and the National League of Cities will host U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and other education and community officials on the first of a two day community forum to discuss early childhood education initiatives in the City of Pittsburgh.

On Wednesday, Secretary Duncan, Mayor Peduto and other forum participants will visit an early childhood education center to meet with early childhood education providers, parents and community members. The Secretary and Mayor will be available to the media following their visit to the Hug Me Tight Childlife Center and will give brief remarks.

They will then address a 4:30 p.m. community forum and question-and-answer period in the Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium at the Hill House’s Kaufmann Center, 1825 Centre Avenue. The public is invited to attend the forum, but space is very limited.

Media availability information:

Where: Hug Me Tight Childlife Center, 1801 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

When: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 4 p.m.

Who: Arne Duncan, United States Secretary of Education

William Peduto, Mayor, City of Pittsburgh

Audrey Hutchinson, Program Director, Education and Afterschool Initiatives, National League of Cities, Institute for Youth, Education, and Families

NOTE: Media planning to cover the availability may RSVP to Timothy McNulty, Communications Manager, Office of Mayor William Peduto                

About Education and Neighborhood Reinvestment (ENR) Unit:

Education and Neighborhood Reinvestment (ENR) is the education and workforce development unit within the Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment housed in the Office of Mayor William Peduto. It is in place to develop and implement a comprehensive education agenda for the City of Pittsburgh in partnership with the leadership, employees, parents, and students of our schools, education advocates, community-based organizations, afterschool providers, early education providers, corporate and the philanthropic community. 

About NLC:

National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

About Hug Me Tight Childlife Center:

Hug Me Tight Childlife Center is a facility that provides quality childcare and education. The program is designed to give pre-school children a great start through education, health screenings, and the chance to develop social skills. Parents can go to work knowing their children are in a safe, nurturing environment.



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