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2018 Hope Through Learning Award

On July 19, 2018, five recent high school graduates, who are going on to higher education, received HCEF’s Hope Through Learning Award. This $2,500 award for students who have experienced homelessness was increased to $5,000 this year, to be awarded over the course of the two years. Please join us in celebrating the 2018 awardees: Tyrese is…
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Diocese Poster & Essay Contest

We are excited to announce the 2017 Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh Poster and Essay Contest winners! These students chose to either write an essay or design a poster relating to how they can help children and families experiencing homelessness in our community. Claire Stevens of Blessed Trinity Academy wrote this year’s first-place essay, and Alexandria Westray of…
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Intern Profiles: Christa Brashier

Christa Brashier is the Development & Outreach intern for the Homeless Children’s Education Fund. My name is Christa Brashier and I am a senior at the University of Pittsburgh (PITT), where I major in Media & Professional Communications. Prior to Pitt, I attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) where I was in a collaborative program…
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2016 Hope Through Learning Award Winners

On Thursday, July 21, HCEF honored five inspiring young people with the 2016 Hope Through Learning Award. We celebrated these college-bound recipients with a ceremony at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. The Hope Through Learning Award is a financial award available to young people who have persevered against homelessness and are applying to post-secondary education programs.…
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Supporter Spotlight: Young Brothers Tae Kwon-Do

On Saturday, May 21, Young Brothers Tae Kwon-Do held their spring tournament in support of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF). The tournament raised $10,610. Grand Master Kong and Young Brothers have been donating proceeds from their tournaments to HCEF since February 2011. The most recent donation brings their total to over $75,000! On behalf…
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