When surveying the educational landscape both within Pittsburgh and across the country, it becomes evident that ‚Äčthe needs of many are not being met:

 

 
 
 
There is a clear need for an educational model that invests in those who are underserved and intervenes at every level: academic, financial, psychosocial, spiritual, and physical. The only way to close these achievement gaps is by addressing their needs and fostering tools for sustainable success; we cannot let income be the factor determining which children succeed and which children do not. The Neighborhood Academy exists to meet those needs, and we’ve been incredibly successful in doing so: