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Education Opportunity Programs

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh has been a part of the educational landscape of Southwestern Pennsylvania for more than 100 years, having opened an “Industrial School” for boys and girls in the late 19th century. In the decades since then, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh has operated multiple childcare and out-of-school programs, viewing education as central to our vision of a community that advances education, opportunity, and equity regardless of gender, race, or background.

Today, we offer educational programming for individuals and communities of all ages, from infancy through adulthood. Our Keystone STAR 4 Early Care Center prepares infants through five year-olds to succeed in the years ahead. Our Opportunity Pathways Programs teach girls to thrive in areas previously dominated by men. And our Center for Race & Gender Equity provides workshops and training for workplaces, communities, and schools to understand and resist racism.