PHLF Provides Educational Resources to Pittsburgh Public School Teachers Through Its “Building Pride/Building Character” EITC Program
Thanks so much for calling in to our meeting this morning and sharing your knowledge of Pittsburgh with our students! … As you know, today would have been our Pittsburgh tour. The “Building Pride/Building Character” trolley tour is one of the experiences in third grade that is most impactful for our students. We’ve been doing our best to give them a “virtual Pittsburgh” experience, but having your passion with us today was exactly what we needed!
––Third-grade teachers, Pittsburgh Dilworth, May 14, 2020
Louise Sturgess, PHLF’s education advisor, participated in an on-line classroom discussion with third-grade students from Pittsburgh Dilworth on May 14. The teachers were leading a virtual tour of Pittsburgh on the date that PHLF originally had scheduled for the student’s “Building Pride/Building Character” trolley tour.
“Our education staff is eager to stay in touch with all the teachers and students who usually participate with us in exploring the Pittsburgh region,” said Louise, “so it was a wonderful opportunity to meet virtually with Pittsburgh Dilworth’s third-grade students.”
Please contact Sarah Greenwald, PHLF’s co-director of education, to receive the play, “How Pittsburgh Came to Be,” or educational resources about the Strip District, or about famous Pittsburghers for whom some notable local places are named: H. J. Heinz and Henry J. Heinz II; David L. Lawrence; Rachel Carson; Andy Warhol; Roberto Clemente; August Wilson; and Franco Harris.
“Since PHLF is not able to offer its trolley tours and walking tours at this time, our staff is making these educational resources available to teachers to use with students in their on-line classrooms,” said Sarah.
We thank the McSwigan Family Foundation Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation and corporate donors for generously contributing to our educational programs so they are affordable––or provided at no cost to the Pittsburgh Public Schools, thanks to the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.