100% college acceptance rate
Alumni boast a 75% five-year college graduation rate (three-year average) - (Nationally, 16% of low-income college students graduate from college (National Center for Education Statistics, 2017))
89% of alumni are in careers relevant to their degree
16% have or are pursuing an advanced degree (Nationally, only 8% of African -Americans have an advanced degree.)
90% of TNA alumni return to the Pittsburgh region to work
After graduating from TNA, Dajiah Allen '14, went to Edinboro University where she pinpointed her passion in criminal justice and her fascination with how people think.
One of the first classes she took at Edinboro was The Psychology of Drugs and Human Behavior. This class really sparked her interest in the criminal justice side of things. Dajiah ended up writing a research paper on arbitrary search and seizure practices used by law enforcement. It made her think of more questions to which she wanted answers.
Dajiah currently works as a police officer for the City of Pittsburgh Police Department, and she is close to completing her official training.
The training mode that she is in involves three phases: shadowing and observing, hands-on training, and then ‘on your own’ training where an officer will shadow her.
Micah Arnold ’18, a senior at Denison University in Granville, OH, understands the value of internships and getting ‘real world’ hands-on experience. Micah is currently triple majoring in Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics, and will graduate in May 2022. Hungry for as much professional experience as possible, Micah is currently enrolled in two post-graduation internships and is currently honing his skills at The Benefactor Group, a nonprofit consulting company. During summer 2021, Micah worked as a research intern for start-up incubator, The Pittsburgh Minority Business Accelerator.
Micah is involved in many extra-curricular activities at Denison. He is a member of the Black Student Union, a fraternity member of Alpha Phi Alpha, and he is involved as the Grant Manager for Denison Venture Philanthropy – which is responsible for donating $10,000 and serves over 200 community service hours to local counties.
Micah is not “all work and no play,” though. He enjoys nature and regularly hikes the Denison’s Biological Reserve – a 50-acre plot of land including a forest, orchards, ponds, and more. He even finds his inner peace taking care of bonsai trees!
A senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Charles Coleman, '18, is poised to major in Public Health with concentrations in the fields of mental and behavioral health – not to mention a minor in Economics. Charles has been involved in an on-campus Health and Wellness Promotion work study for the past three years, and currently dedicates his time to helping others as an active member of IUP’s Public Health Club.
Charles is currently interviewing for an internship for summer 2022 and plans to pursue a master’s degree in Health Service Administration.
To help cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, Charles explored new genres of music – such as pop, country, rap, R&B, and Christian – focusing on the messages they provide within the lyrics.
Charles has goals far beyond a fulfilling career in healthcare or hospitals with a goal of creating an after-school program that opens doors and adds value to students.
A 2019 graduate of Penn State Behrend with a degree in Marketing, Brittany Griffith ’15, started a new job in February at Red House Marketing in the Southside of Pittsburgh as their Assistant Account Executive. In her position, Brittany manages various accounts at the firm and ensures the development of creative marketing materials. As a college student, Brittany served as an intern for a local non-profit, Grounded Strategies, and MARC USA.
Brittany’s Senior Seminar project with our very own Mr. Jason Scott, TNA’s Math and Science Department Chair, helped nurture her interest in marketing.
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