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ALLEGHENY COUNTY LITERACY COUNCIL ;INC. / CHRISTIAN LITERACY ASSOC.

ALLEGHENY VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF CHURCHES, INC.

ANCHORPOINT COUNSELING MINISTRY


EAST END COOPERATIVE MINISTRY

EAST LIBERTY FAMILY HEALTH CARE CENTER

HOSANNA INDUSTRIES, INC.

LYDIA'S PLACE

MARS HOME FOR YOUTH

NEIGHBORHOOD ACADEMY

NORTH HILLS COMMUNITY OUTREACH, INC.

NORTHSIDE COMMON MINISTRIES

OFF THE FLOOR PITTSBURGH


THE OPEN DOOR

OPEN HAND MINISTRIES

THE ORR COMPASSIONATE CARE CENTER

PITTSBURGH PASTORAL INSTITUTE

PITTSBURGH PROJECT

PGH REGION INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MINISTRIES, INC.

PRESBYTERIAN SENIORCARE

SAMARITAN COUNSELING CENTER

SCHENLEY HEIGHTS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

SOJOURNER HOUSE

SOUTH HILLS INTERFAITH MOVEMENT

VENTURES IN PEOPLE INC.

WILKINSBURG COMMUNITY MINISTRIES

Ventures in People, Inc.

1510 Versailles Avenue
McKeesport, PA 15132
412-678-2000


MISSION

The mission of the Ventures In People Program (VIP) is to serve and to fulfill a vital need in the McKeesport area through a free after-school program for at risk "latch-key" children. The program is one through which the children can experience learning, nurturing, care, instruction and fellowship in a Christian environment during what would otherwise be idle time or time spent unsupervised.


CURRENT PROGRAMS

Homework help, vocal music, drama, academic games, cooking, home safety, first aid, local history, ecology and other relevant subjects. VIP is open to first through fifth grades, Monday - Friday from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 


HISTORY

VIP is an outgrowth of a two year study by special committee of Central Church on community involvement. It was founded in the spring of 1985 as an after school program for children in grades 4-6, two days per week. The program was expanded to include grades 3-6 and is now open to grades 1-5, Monday - Friday from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Also now includes a summer program.


PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Nicole Coleman (Director), Tameka Moody and April Marshall (Group Supervisors)


OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONGREGATIONAL OR INDIVIDUAL INVOLVEMENT

Sharing talents and expertise, financial aid, donating educational materials and recreational equipment, praying for program.


INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

We can provide speakers to interpret the program and video cassettes are also available. We are open to having visitors come to see the program.