At A+ Schools, we envision a Pittsburgh where every kid succeeds, in every school, every day. A+ Schools works with community and systems partners to mobilize resources and coordinate supports so that:

  • Every community is a place where all kids can get to school safely and on time
  • Every family has what they need so kids come to school ready to learn
  • Every school is a place where all students & staff feel they belong and are excited to be

A+ Schools is funded by grants and generous donations from individuals like you! Your contribution helps fund our work as we build partnerships with schools and convene resources to support getting every child to school every day. With your help, we are removing barriers to regular attendance that impact student access to opportunities and achievement.

Getting every kid to school every day is a problem all of us can work together to solve. Thank you for supporting our work!

Wondering what exactly your donation helps to fund? Read on!

The A to Z Fund: Real-time supports for students, families, and school staff

Kids who come to school with less need more. Increased student needs often create strain on existing resources at schools where staffs spend more time addressing basic needs. The A to Z Fund provides real-time supports for those who need it, when they need it.
A+ Schools utilizes the A to Z Fund to provide funding to our partner schools for items such as family events, sports equipment, grade-level celebrations, winter clothes, snacks, classroom supplies and more.

Circle Our Schools: Partnerships that drive attendance outcomes

A+ schools engages foundations, local companies, school alumni and individual donors to provide wrap around resources directly to schools, school staff and students at the strategic and programmatic level to improve attendance.
Circle Our Schools provides direct resources for critical supports including: Tutoring -- Literacy -- Transportation -- Health & mental health supports -- Family engagement -- Space improvements -- Student enrichment opportunities -- and School safety initiatives.

General Operating Support: Supporting day-to-day operations that keep our organization running

Our staff is dedicated to ending chronic absenteeism in Pittsburgh's public schools. Our day-to-day operations include strategic planning time to ensure we are maximizing our partnerships in direct support of the students, families, and schools in our city.

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