PHASE 4 Learning Center is a Pittsburgh-based 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2003 with an expanded mission “to serve the education, counseling, and career-planning/workforce needs of the most at-risk populations, including dislocated workers, and also meet the workforce needs of employment sectors regionally.”
PHASE 4 is led by its founders, President and CEO Terrie Suica-Reed and Vice-President Catherine Mickolay and its Board of Directors. PHASE 4 operates locations across Pennsylvania: City of Pittsburgh (East Liberty), Allegheny County (Pleasant Hills), and Harrisburg. PHASE 4’s philosophy is built upon building and strengthening relationships with those most disadvantaged individuals and partners who can support these individuals in order to make the appropriate connections.
For nearly 15 years, PHASE 4 has provided services to and mentored approximately 15,000 at-risk individuals–many who were/are Veterans, ex-offenders, high school drop-outs, dislocated individuals–that led to an education, soft skills and work readiness training, and career pathways leading to employment. Since 2003, 98% of qualified individuals from over 80 school districts have received their high school diplomas through PHASE 4’s education programs and nearly 100% of graduates have followed through on future plans: 40% post-secondary education; 50% employment; 10% U.S. Military.