Event Updates & COVID-19 Information

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the country, we wanted to share some of the actions the Council is taking. As this situation continues to evolve, we will closely monitor guidance from the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials. We will rely on their recommendations and expertise to inform our decisions. … Read More

City High’s Jacob Osho gains a global perspective through his amazing internship.

When City Charter High School senior Jacob Osho showed up for his first workplace experience, an internship at the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, he made a fantastic first impression. “From the very first day (and I’m not exaggerating), I was impressed with Jacob’s professionalism,” reports Brittany Cheeks, Education Program Manager at the World Affairs … Read More

Emergency Medical Sign Language Booklet

Kacey and Kayli wanted to help DeafCAN, an organization that provides services to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing individuals in Pennsylvania. For their project, they created a booklet with essential medical phrases in five different sign languages: American English, British English, Chinese, French, and Spanish. To fund their project, Kayli and Kacey contacted several local institutions and were able to raise over … Read More

Scholarship trip to S. Africa an eye opener for Seneca Valley senior

This article was published in the Cranberry Eagle on August 21, 2018. To read the article on the Cranberry Eagle website click here.   A Seneca Valley High School senior achieved one of his goals during his recent scholarship-funded leadership trip to South Africa. “It’s always been a dream of mine to study abroad,” Jacob … Read More

Scholarship program lets Penn Hills student explore Japan

This article was originally published in the Tribune-Review on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Click here to read the article on the Tribune-Review website.  It didn’t feel too weird to Penn High School senior Marshall McArthur to bow after greeting people he’d never met while in Japan, but he’s pretty sure the gesture would never catch … Read More

An Evening in India

Meghan wanted to spread cultural awareness by sharing the culture and history of India with her school and community. For her project, she hosted a “culture night” at her school. This event consisted of exhibits around her school’s gym that featured traditional clothing, Bollywood movies, food, and henna.       Meghan also organized classical Indian … Read More