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Too many of our children living in underserved areas, especially our Black and Brown children, lack access to a quality education, and far too many efforts to end this injustice have fallen short.

We can become a city where all our children thrive together, but we have to reimagine how. And it starts by asking our communities what they each need to achieve.

Building on the work A+ Schools has been doing for years, Project +Us is designed to tap into the expertise of communities, students, families, and educators in an unprecedented search for breakthroughs. We are grounded in the fundamental belief that impacted communities know best what they each need to prosper.


Ensuring every child gets the education they deserve will require all of us working together to create positive outcomes. Project +Us builds teams of collaborative problem-solvers to remove barriers, create solutions, and support students and families in gaining access to resources.


Our goal is to build a learning eco-system in which every single child can win.

+Us operates at the individual school, community & systems-wide levels to:

  • Identify learning issues and needs
  • Coordinate community-based distribution of existing resources and information
  • Identify and apply local and national best practices
  • Work collaboratively to develop and implement new solutions where needed
  • Share successes, so communities can inspire each other


To see this work in action, visit the pages below.


Are you a parent who is interested in learning new ways to advocate for your child? Are you a community leader with a passion for improving educational opportunities? Do you work for an organization who provides services for our city's families?

There is plenty of room at the table. You can help play a role in making real, community-driven change!

You have seen this work in action in 2020 through the Pittsburgh Learning Collaborative and Family Hotline, our TeenBloc programming in collaboration with regional arts organizations, and the resources we have worked to compile to help Pittsburgh parents and caregivers navigate these uncertain times. As we expand on this work, we will need help from our whole community to work toward more equitable schools for ALL of our children.