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Neighborhood Academy

UNITED WAY #221578

709 Aiken Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-362-2001


STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

The Neighborhood Academy (The Academy) is an independent college preparatory high-school serving low income families and students in grades 8-12.  We are a non-sectarian community that celebrates worship, provides guidance in spiritual development, and emphasizes moral reflection and service to others. The Academy commits to a philosophy that includes the practice of civility, disciplined academic work in the humanities and the sciences, athletic competition, and artistic expression.  Finally, The Academy covenants with students and their families for the holistic development of each student.


MISSION

Our mission is to break the cycle of generational poverty by preparing low-income youth for higher education.  The Academy is dedicated to developing the minds, bodies and spirits of our students so that they might become fully productive members of our society. By so doing our students will break the cycle of generational poverty that has held them captive and deprived society of the full value of their lives.


A GLIMPSE OF OUR SCHOOL:

Our students come from a total of 20 neighborhoods throughout Allegheny County. Statistics on our student body from the 2006-2007 school year include the following:


HISTORY


The Neighborhood Academy began in 1993 as an innovative summer school program for at-risk youth. Drawing upon her work with the Larimer Avenue Youth Club, a youth ministry that met urban youth in their own neighborhoods, founder Josephine Moore together with Reverend Thomas Johnson, designed The Neighborhood Academy Summer School - an intensive five-week skill-building program for seventh through eleventh graders. In response to the success of the summer school, The Neighborhood Academy opened its doors as a full year day school to its first class of eighth and ninth graders on September 12, 2001. To date we have graduated 32 students and have a 100% college acceptance rate!

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Our graduates attend the following schools:

Akron University
Baldwin Wallace College
Carlow College
Chatham College
Community College of Allegheny College
Edinboro University
Hampton University
Indiana University of PA
LaRoche College
Oral Roberts University
Lock Haven University
Penn State University
Seton Hill University
Slippery Rock University
Towson University
University of Pittsburgh
West Virginia University


HOW YOU CAN HELP

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VISIT US ON THE WEB

www.theneighborhoodacademy.org