2022-23 Pilot Cohorts

Hello, Pittsburgh Area Families!

Looking to get more involved with your middle school child's education in a unique way? Hoping to engage your child with creative learning experiences that spark community empowerment?

The Pittsburgh Village Project is an educational startup cooperative composed of students, families, educators and community members.

We design & personalize project-based learning experiences that impact our respective communities and naturally infuse academics.

Why Join?

Families engage in leadership opportunities and creative community impact.

Students "think outside of the box" in connecting academic content to real world needs.

Students develop career readiness and research skills needed for high school and beyond.

Families collaborate in critical thinking, team building, public speaking and problem-solving.

Interested families can email or direct message us on social media for more information! Cohorts in 2023 will include students in grades 6-12 and their parents/caregivers. We hope you'll join us!

Click here to join our email list!

Intersectional Justice Squad Project

In this project, we are uniting with three local educators to co-found a project that catalyzes communities toward intersectional justice for all young people in order to promote inclusion, unity and empowerment amongst diverse groups of students. The project aims to educate, promote peace, and celebrate the beauty of individuals while combating gender discrimination, racism, classism, heterosexism, ableism and all -isms, phobias and systems that oppress and ostracize fellow human beings.

This community-centered project will include the development of instructional resources for educators, families, and all who are passionate about facilitating a culture of love, justice and inclusion for scholars across the Greater Pittsburgh area.

We want to hear from you! Are you interested in helping inspire this work? Check out our surveys for families/caregivers, students and educators to help us inspire change!

Food Justice

Project-Based Curriculum:

Women for a Healthy Environment x Pgh Village Collaborative Project

In collaboration with Women for a Healthy Environment, we have designed a curriculum for 6th through 12th grade students that explores food access in the Greater Pittsburgh region. Students use mathematics, science, technology and English Language Arts skills to research, draw conclusions and take relevant action to address issues of food insecurity.

Interested in using this co-written curriculum for your school or organization?

Email us today at!

Flourish Ed Collaborative Project

Flourish Ed is a fiscally sponsored educational outreach program in collaboration with the founders of Strong Ambitious Women and Kind-R-Garden.

The mission of this program is to develop and implement a framework for conscious teaching and learning in a post pandemic world. We reimagine the present by nourishing a positive self and community image in support of a flourishing future. Through focusing on soft skills and creative resilience, students grow as meaningful contributors and impactful leaders whose radiance promotes the growth of their communities.

Our goal is to reimagine education to be authentic. We aim to empower learners to be creative contributors through a focus on social and emotional wellness and project-based learning, while nourishing a positive self and community image. By cultivating leadership, learners will be active participants in engaging and empowering their social circles to be positive catalysts for change.

Summer Maker Projects

These resources were created in Summer 2020 for local virtual summer programs and families to use. There are project-based and maker activities available for students of all ages to engage with, in or out of school (see our May 2020 blog post for greater detail on these approaches to learning). Click here for access to these resources!

Mini Gardening Project

Our first project provided over 300 plants to local students, thanks to generous donations and assistance from local organizations. Due to the generosity of our partners, students of all ages throughout Pittsburgh's North Side had the opportunity to grow flowers or herbs from home during the start of the Covid-19 school closures. Click here to check out some of these activities for students you know, and of course share your photos with @pgh_village on social media!

Interested in a partnership or resources? Email today!