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Join Us for Schitt’s Creek Designer Bingo! BGCWPA is Back with Our Next Virtual Bingo Event Featuring Bites, Sips and Bling with Exclusive Items from Schitt’s Creek

2021-02-16T15:49:23-05:00

Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania and Leaving Legacies Foundation cordially invite you to attend our next virtual Bingo event: Schitt’s Creek Designer Bingo! After such an amazing turn out in 2020, virtual Bingo is back with a twist! On Thursday, March 11th, guests will enjoy an evening to ReMEMBER, ReIMAGINE, ReINVEST in BGCWPA and the future of thousands of youth across Western Pennsylvania. This exciting event will feature multiple Bingo games for a chance to win designer items, a silent auction filled with exclusive, one-of-a-kind designer bags and packages from the hit show Schitt’s Creek, the release [...]

Join Us for Schitt’s Creek Designer Bingo! BGCWPA is Back with Our Next Virtual Bingo Event Featuring Bites, Sips and Bling with Exclusive Items from Schitt’s Creek2021-02-16T15:49:23-05:00

Empower Her 2021: “Shattering Glass Ceilings” Register Now for this Year’s Virtual Leadership Workshops & Activities

2021-02-09T16:55:05-05:00

Guided by the International Women's Day movement and Women’s History Month, Empower Her is BGCWPA’s annual event to inspire the next generation of women to advocate, reflect, and take action around empowerment for young women all across Western Pennsylvania and beyond. Empower Her will be a month long event, with weekly sessions filled with fun & educational activities, influential speakers, caring & strong female role models, and meaningful lessons to encourage confidence, body positivity, healthy lifestyles, and personal growth.In a year of so many firsts; Kamala Harris took office as the first woman vice president, Kim Ng was named the first [...]

Empower Her 2021: “Shattering Glass Ceilings” Register Now for this Year’s Virtual Leadership Workshops & Activities2021-02-09T16:55:05-05:00

New Partnership Between Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, Homewood Children’s Village and Carnegie Mellon, CS Pathways Programs Aimed at Preparing Teens and School-Age Children for STEM Careers of the Future

2021-01-26T14:47:56-05:00

Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania (BGCWPA), Homewood Children’s Village (HCV) and Carnegie Mellon University, CS Pathways Programs announce a new partnership to expand the STEM skills in youth. With many of the largest technology companies opening offices in Pittsburgh, new tech start-ups and the unfortunate inequities in STEM education that persist in the region, three leading STEM program providers are joining forces to develop STEM Teen Ambassadors, a program aimed at disrupting these inequities by training teens to teach K-8 students about science, technology, engineering and math in the out of school time space. In addition, teens get [...]

New Partnership Between Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, Homewood Children’s Village and Carnegie Mellon, CS Pathways Programs Aimed at Preparing Teens and School-Age Children for STEM Careers of the Future2021-01-26T14:47:56-05:00

Career Works Youth Participate in Hour of Code with Accenture

2021-01-15T11:51:55-05:00

The week of December 6th BGCWPA Career Works High students celebrated Computer Science Education Week, which is “an annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity in computer science education, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field,” according to https://www.csedweek.org/.  Lead by our partners at Accenture, Career Works High youth participated both virtually and in-person in an Hour of Code, where youth practice basic coding skills to learn about writing and manipulating code. Youth participated in the Hour of Code Star Wars module to solve puzzles such as [...]

Career Works Youth Participate in Hour of Code with Accenture2021-01-15T11:51:55-05:00

A Year in Review: Thank You for Your Support in 2020!

2020-12-29T15:30:40-05:00

A message from BGCWPA President & CEO, Lisa Abel-Palmieri: Dear Friends,As Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania reflects on 2020 as a year of opportunity, with the ability to reach even more youth, communities and families with our virtual, delivery and in person programming and resources, BGCWPA is more equipped than ever to be the highest quality, most comprehensive out of school provider in both Allegheny and Somerset Counties.Thanks to our supporters, board members and staff, BGCWPA was one of the first organizations in the region to develop virtual curriculum, in person programming following CDC guidelines and delivery options to [...]

A Year in Review: Thank You for Your Support in 2020!2020-12-29T15:30:40-05:00

BGCWPA Teams Up with Levin Furniture and Get Marty to Surprise 3 Local Families

2020-12-22T10:11:53-05:00

This year has proven a challenge for many, but organizations such as BGCWPA, corporations like Levin Furniture and partners like Get Marty are working hard to make this holiday season a little brighter. Robert Levin, owner of Levin Furniture, understands Mr. Levin’s grandparents, Sam and Jessie, started the store in 1920. Recently the company was sold and then bought back by Mr. Levin. During the restructuring, they gave each employee who was furloughed $1,500.  “This gift from me is tax free and does not need to be paid back. Please use it for health care premiums or for any expenses [...]

BGCWPA Teams Up with Levin Furniture and Get Marty to Surprise 3 Local Families2020-12-22T10:11:53-05:00

BGCWPA 2020 Annual Report

2020-12-21T13:40:18-05:00

In the pages ahead, you’ll read about how Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania reflects on 2020 as a year of opportunity. With the ability to reach even more youth, communities and families with our virtual, delivery and in person programming and resources, BGCWPA is more equipped than ever to be the highest quality, most comprehensive out of school provider in both Allegheny and Somerset Counties. Read our new annual report today: https://bit.ly/3mAUP8c  

BGCWPA 2020 Annual Report2020-12-21T13:40:18-05:00

Club on the Go: Join BGCWPA For Our Next rue21 Pop-Up Shop Events!

2021-01-15T15:57:41-05:00

As part of the Club on the Go initiative, BGCWPA invites our youth members, families and communities to attend our next rue21 Community Pop-Up Shops! These Pop-Up Shop events will offer BRAND NEW shoes, accessories and some clothes from our partners at rue21 for any youth ages 18 and under to take home free of charge. Shoes range from size 6-11 and the clothing ranges from sizes XS-XL. Friday - 12/18/2020 Northern Area Clubhouse (Millvale) - Open to the Public 100 Howard Street Pittsburgh, PA 15209 3:30 - 6:00 PM Friday - 12/18/2020 Ferris Clubhouse - Open to the Public 20 [...]

Club on the Go: Join BGCWPA For Our Next rue21 Pop-Up Shop Events!2021-01-15T15:57:41-05:00

BGCWPA Plays a Vital Role in The Pittsburgh Learning Collaborative Family Hotline: Supporting Local Families With Virtual Learning

2020-12-16T14:04:48-05:00

As a response to the COVID crisis, A+ Schools spearheaded the development of a coalition of regional organizations and individuals across Pittsburgh’s learning community to create the Pittsburgh Learning Collaborative (PLC), with a goal to serve as a crucial asset to Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS), students, and families in the City of Pittsburgh to ensure equitable learning opportunities and resources for every student. Boys & Girl Clubs of Western Pennsylvania is proud to be a vital partner in this collaboration.  From the initial emergency school closures in March through reopening plans in the fall and into the school year, the core [...]

BGCWPA Plays a Vital Role in The Pittsburgh Learning Collaborative Family Hotline: Supporting Local Families With Virtual Learning2020-12-16T14:04:48-05:00

Important Announcement Regarding BGCWPA Current Sports Programming

2020-12-11T16:34:08-05:00

December 11, 2020   Attention all BGCWPA families:    We hope you are well and staying safe and healthy. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf announced that new restrictions will be placed on all K-12 school and youth sports, directly affecting BGCWPA sports programming:     “All sports at K-12 public schools, nonpublic schools, private schools and club, travel, recreational, intermural, and intramural sports are paused.”   The newest, temporary COVID-19 mitigation efforts take effect at 12:01 A.M. on December 12, and remain in effect until 8 A.M. on January 4, 2021.   During this time, all [...]

Important Announcement Regarding BGCWPA Current Sports Programming2020-12-11T16:34:08-05:00
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