McAuley Ministries supports initiatives that assist children residing in the Hill District, Uptown, and West Oakland to succeed in school, graduate from high school, successfully transition to and graduate from college, and/or successfully transition to work. Priority initiatives include:
- High-quality early childhood development.
- After-school programs with high-quality tutoring and enrichment activities.
- Initiatives to improve college readiness and the number of residents who graduate from college or other post-secondary education.
- Initiatives that address the social obstacles to academic achievement and college completion.
- Parent and community engagement to support educational equity and achievement.
Stories of Hope
Hill District Education Council/Freedom School at Pittsburgh Weil
A total of 52 scholars were enrolled in the 2019 Kingsley-Weil Freedom School. Thirty-eight (38) of those scholars had pre and post assessment reading scores. Twenty-nine (76%) demonstrated growth or maintained their reading score, thus not experiencing summer slide or learning loss. Thirty-four (34) scholars had pre and post assessment math scores. Twenty-seven (79%) demonstrated growth or maintained their math score, thus not experiencing summer slide or learning loss.
Fund My Future
Due to the success of our two-year pilot, the Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has pursued integration of Fund My Future with a new state-sponsored initiative called Keystone Scholars, which provides $100 into a 529 plan for any child born in PA in 2019 and following.