OFFICE OF EQUITY

Youth & Education

Early Learning, Onsite-site Childcar, Imagination Library, Youth & Education

Young people deserve the opportunity to succeed. We work closely with our partners in education, child and youth-serving organizations to improve educational outcomes and healthy development of young people in the City of Pittsburgh. Our advocacy provides a voice to young children and youth throughout the city on a variety of children and youth-focused Advisory Councils, Policy Councils and Working Groups. We strive to address quality of life issues for the child and connect our children and partners with appropriate city services, resources and initiatives.

 

Our Work​

  • Soon to be launched the city’s first Early Learning Facilities Quality Improvement Fund this $2 Million dollar grant fund will provide funding and technical assitance services to the over 200 licensed early learning facilities in the city limits, which will help centers to improve their quality​ and to ensure that more children have access to high quality early education. 
  • Provide on-site childcare for city staff and for parents attending city community meetings to encourage civic engagement ​and to eliminate the barrier that lack of child care may cause for families to particpate. 
  • Send FREE developmentally appropriate books to over 3,000 children from across the City of Pittsburgh in partnership with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a program that will send enrolled children a free, age-appropriate book each month until they turn 5 years old. Since the program started in July of 2019 over 30,000 books have been mailed!

Imagination Library Website

 

Initiatives and Resources​

 

Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Fund My Future