Pittsburgh City of Learning is bringing together dozens of organizations including Pittsburgh Public Schools Summer Dreamers Academy, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Learn and Earn Summer Youth Employment Program, and others to offer many free and affordable learning opportunities to young people throughout greater Pittsburgh.
Through Pittsburgh City of Learning, organizations offering summer learning programs will issue digital badges to recognize student accomplishments, like the knowledge they gain, the skills they develop, and the positive habits they exhibit.
Launching in June 2015, the pghcityoflearning.org online platform will provide a single, searchable website that makes a wide variety of learning opportunities easily accessible to young people and their families.
Join the Campaign
The Sprout Fund is excited to announce a call for youth-serving organizations who are leading summer programs to join the City of Learning campaign.
The first step in joining City of Learning is attending an orientation session in April to learn more about City of Learning, digital badges, and the services that are being offered to organizations that sign on to be part of the campaign (like free training, tech support, and grant opportunities).
Register for ONE of the following orientations:
- Wednesday, April 1, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Carnegie Library – Hazelwood Branch, 5006 Second Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15207
- Friday, April 3, 2:00pm-4:30pm
Carnegie Library – East Liberty Branch, 130 South Whitfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Tuesday, April 7, 12:00pm-2:30pm
Carnegie Library – Brookline Branch, 708 Brookline Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15226 Wednesday, April 8, 2:00pm-4:30pm
Union Project, 801 N. Negley Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Friday, April 17, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Allegheny Library, 1230 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
After attending an orientation session, complete the Interest Form below.
Badge Design Template
Preparing to participate in Pittsburgh City of Learning? Use the Badge Design Template to begin building badges that identify the competencies learners gain through participating in your program.
Review the presentation slides used during Pittsburgh City of Learning orientation sessions.