Lingaire Njie, MSW is the Manager for Out-of-School Time Community Partnerships for Pittsburgh Public Schools. She has a diverse professional background in the areas of case management, community advocacy and engagement, urban redevelopment, adult learning, and project management.
Prior to returning to Pittsburgh in 2014, Lingaire worked as a Family Advocate at East Baltimore Development, Inc., which at the time was the largest urban redevelopment project in the country. During her time as the Social Work Director at the Caroline Friess Center, in addition to connecting enrolled students with necessary resources, she also developed curriculum in the areas of life skills and professionalism.
Since being at Pittsburgh Public Schools, she has successfully managed major endeavors such as the annual PPS Parent Survey, the district-wide Parent Advisory Council, and the annual Parent and Family Involvement Policy review process. As the Community School Site Manager at Pittsburgh Langley K-8, she oversaw partnerships and logistics with a strong roster of community organizations and agencies that continue to collaborate to improve outcomes for students and their families.
In her current role, Lingaire manages the process that allows community organizations and entities to establish formal partnerships with the school district. She is an advocate and liaison for organizations providing out-of-school time programming for students, and has the privilege of serving as a bridge between the District and the Remake Learning Network.
Lingaire believes strongly that intentional relationship building is the key to successful and productive partnerships. She is a proud product of Pittsburgh Public Schools, as well as a current PPS parent, and she received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Washington University in St. Louis.