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Education

Please note:

YWCA’s Early Child Center is open, with special precautions in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Click here to view our family welcome packet for more information.

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, the YW 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 STEM (“Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics”) 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.

Following Governor Wolf’s directive, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s operations remain largely virtual.  As we adapt to our modified schedule, appointments are required.  Our Homewood-Brushton Early Child Development Center is open, with special precautions in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Our Pre-K Counts classrooms in Homewood and Braddock Hills will open in the fall. Click here to view our family welcome packet for more information. Please check our website frequently for service updates and sign up to receive our monthly newsletter. For a list of local resources, please follow this link.

If you are in need of immediate assistance, please contact United Way’s PA 2-1-1 Southwest by texting your zip code to 898-211, visiting pa211sw.org or by dialing 2-1-1.

If you need immediate assistance through the Resource Center, please complete our online application by clicking the button below.

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