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Building Blocks Afterschool Program

Our afterschool and summer programs empower students to realize their full potential as learners and citizens through daily on-site programming led by highly qualified teachers and volunteers who work with students on homework, literacy, and creative projects.

Educational Mini-Grants & Field Trips

Mini-Grants and Field Trip Grants provide homeless housing providers with funds that may be spent on educational programs, projects, materials, and community excursions.    

Enrichment Program

Our enrichment program engages children and families in a variety of hands-on learning activities that foster their creativity and critical thinking skills. Through partnerships with Pittsburgh’s leading cultural, artistic and educational organizations, we are able to meet the need for quality out-of-school-time learning opportunities for children served by homeless housing agencies in Allegheny County.

Hope Through Learning Award

Financial awards are available to young people who have persevered against homelessness and are going on to higher education or career training. Recipients can use their award for tuition, school-related expenses such as books or a computer, or living expenses, such as transportation, child care, or housing.

Learning Centers & Technology

Learning Centers are spaces within homeless housing or service facilities that are dedicated to the education and enrichment of children.

School Supplies & Backpacks

HCEF holds a yearly backpack and school supply distribution benefiting children experiencing homelessness in Allegheny County.

Teen Outreach Program

HCEF’s Teen Outreach Program aims to confront the challenges teenage youth who experience homelessness face and to offer a college and career road map to success for each individual identified through HCEF’s partnerships in Allegheny County.



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