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Going Places: Building Skills and Exploring Architecture

“Thank you for taking us to the Bradford School and to dinner at the Grand Concourse. I felt fancy. I like going places!”

On December 18, PHLF will “graduate” another group of Pittsburgh Langley middle school students from its after-school enrichment program, “Going Places: Building Skills and Exploring Architecture.”

During the 11-session program in the fall, students toured the Sheridan-Elliott-West End neighborhoods, visited the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Board of Education, Downtown Pittsburgh, and Bradford School, and dined at the Grand Concourse Restaurant.

“We travel from place to place aboard Molly’s Trolley,” said Education Coordinator Karen Cahall. “At each place, we meet with people who talk with the students about their jobs. The students have a much better understanding as to what happens within many of Pittsburgh’s buildings and they are realizing that the skills and interests they have can lead to some interesting careers.”

BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, the McSwigan Family Foundation, and the Alfred M. Oppenheimer Memorial Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation contribute to PHLF’s educational programs that give students the chance to safely explore their community and city, discuss how to strengthen and improve a place, and consider careers associated with community-building.

For more information about PHLF’s educational programs, please contact Karen Cahall (412-471-5808, ext. 537).

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633