Community Learning Hubs

Safe places for kids during COVID-19.

What are Community Learning Hubs?

The Allegheny County Community Learning Hubs are a great option for parents who need child care when in-person school is not in session (PDF). A partnership between Allegheny County, Allegheny County Partners for Out-Of-School Time (APOST), and Trying Together, most Learning Hubs are open all day on weekdays, but parents should check with individual Hubs for exact times. Free Wi-Fi and headphones will be provided, but children should bring their own technology device (laptop computer, tablet, phone).

At Learning Hubs, staff will help to facilitate virtual curriculum from a child’s school district in the morning by:

  • helping them to get online each morning and keep them motivated to engage virtually;
  • troubleshooting throughout the day and checking that they are completing assignments;
  • facilitating connections with their teachers during their office hours and other instructional supports; and
  • being attentive to their social and emotional needs.

In the afternoon, fun activities will be provided.

Locations

There are more than 50 Community Learning Hubs in Allegheny County (map). Most locations are open Monday through Friday during normal school hours.

K-4
    • Methodist Union of Social Agencies (MUSA)
      1705 Maple Street
      Homestead, PA 15120

        • School Districts: Steel Valley and Propel Homestead
        • Contact: Hannah Sitz | 412.660.1242
K-5 (plus older siblings)
    • Bible Center Church
      717 N. Homewood Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15208
      [and]
      7238 Fleury Way
      Pittsburgh, PA 15208
        • School District: Pittsburgh Public Schools
        • Contact: Bible Center Church Office | Seth Lawrence | 412.242.4920
K-5
    • Center That CARES
      Wesley Center
      2701 Centre Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15219
      [and]
      Jeron X. Grayson Community Center
      1852 Enoch Street
      Pittsburgh, PA 15219

        • School District: Pittsburgh Public Schools
        • Contact: 412.621.9612
    • Hosanna House, Inc.
      807 Wallace Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15221

        • School District: Wilkinsburg
        • Contact: 412.342.1350
    • Neighborhood Learning Alliance
      1427 Davis Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15214
      [and]
      500 Brownsville Road
      Pittsburgh, PA 15210
      [and]
      5429 Penn Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15206
      [and]
      Christian Church of Wilkinsburg*
      748 Wallace Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15221

        • School District: Pittsburgh Public Schools and *Wilkinsburg
        • Contact: Stephen MacIsaac | 412.363.1914
    • Ozanam
      Ammons Recreation Center

      2217 Bedford Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15219

        • School District: Pittsburgh Public Schools
        • Contact: Darelle Porter | 412.583.2249
    • Project Destiny Inc
      CCAC

      Byer’s Hall-Allegheny Campus
      808 Ridge Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15212
      [and]
      Destiny of Faith Church
      3737 Brighton Road
      Pittsburgh, PA 15212

        • School District: Pittsburgh Public Schools Northside and local charter schools
        • Contact: Rev. Joyce Thomas, MS | 412.231.1258
    • Providence Connections, Inc.
      3113 Brighton Road
      Pittsburgh, PA 15212

        • School District: Pittsburgh Public Schools
        • Contact: Kelly Cropper Hall | 412.766.6730
    • The Red Balloon
      125 Finley Avenue
      Carnegie, PA

        • School Districts: Carnegie and Chartiers Valley
        • Contact: Joanne Thralls | 412.716.9920
    • Wright Childcare Solutions
      The Learning Loft HD
      1835 Centre Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15219

        • School Districts: Penn Hills and Pittsburgh Public Schools
        • Contact: 412.706.1919
    • Riverview Children’s Center
      655 Sylvan Way
      Verona, Pennsylvania

        • School District: Riverview School District
        • Contact: Mary Lou Simeone | 412.828.2585
    • ACH Clear Pathways
      1825 Centre Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15219

        • School District: Pittsburgh Public Schools
        • Contact: Danai Battle | 412.815.0228
    • Little Hearts
      5017 Curry Road
      Pittsburgh PA 15236

        • School District: Baldwin
        • Contact: 412.655.8812
    • Love and Care Educational Child Care Center
      100 Grant Avenue
      Duquesne, PA 15110

        • School Districts: Duquesne, McKeesport, and West Mifflin
        • Contact: 412.860.9828
    • Greater Valley Community Services
      300 Holland Avenue
      Braddock PA 15104

        • School District: Woodland Hills
        • Contact: 412.351.7056
    • YWCA Greater Pittsburgh
      6907 Frankstown Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15208

        • School Districts: Penn Hills, Pittsburgh Public Schools, and Wilkinsburg
        • Contact: Cheryl Smith | 412.365.1910
K-6
    • ACH Clear Pathways
      Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, Orchard Park
      938 Chestnut Street
      Duquesne, PA 15110

        • School Districts: Duquesne City and West Mifflin
        • Contact: Betsy Stein | 412.782.5710
    • YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
      Avonworth Park
      498 Camp Horne Road
      Pittsburgh, PA 15237

        • School District: North Hills
        • Contact: 412.573.4166
    • YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
      Glassport Youth Center
      509 7th Avenue
      Glassport, PA 15045

        • School District: South Allegheny
        • Contact: 412.573.4166
    • YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
      Thelma YMCA
      2114 Centre Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15219

        • School District: Pittsburgh Public Schools
        • Contact: 412.573.4166
    • YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
      Homewood YMCA
      7140 Bennett Street
      Pittsburgh, PA 15208

        • School District: Pittsburgh Public Schools
        • Contact: 412.573.4166
    • YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
      Bellevue United Presbyterian Church
      457 Lincoln Avenue
      Bellevue, PA 15202

        • School District: Northgate
        • Contact: 412.573.4166
    • YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
      Allegheny YMCA
      600 W. North Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15212

        • School District: Pittsburgh Public Schools
        • Contact: 412.573.4166
    • YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
      Sampson YMCA
      2200 Golden Mile Highway
      Pittsburgh, PA 15239

        • School Districts: Penn Hills and Plum
        • Contact: 412.573.4166
    • YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
      2001 Mt. Royal Boulevard
      Pittsburgh, PA 15116

        • School District: Shaler
        • Contact: 412.573.4166
    • YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
      Settlers Cabin Park
      608 Ridge Road
      Pittsburgh, PA 152010

        • School Districts: Carlynton and Chartiers Valley
        • Contact: 412.573.4166
K-7
    • YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
      South Park
      Buffalo Drive
      Pittsburgh, PA 15129

        • School Districts: Baldwin-Whitehall, South Park, and West Jefferson Hills
        • Contact: 412.573.4166
    • Elizabeth Seton Center, Inc
      1900 Pioneer Avenue
      Pittsburgh PA 15226

        • School District: Pittsburgh Public Schools and local charter schools
        • Contact: Sister Barb | 412.561.8400
    • Thomas Child Care and Learning Academy
      10739 Frankstown Road
      Penn Hills PA 15235

        • School Districts: Penn Hills and Woodland Hills
        • Contact: Valisa Dutrieuille | 412.727.6323
K-8
    • Allegheny Youth Development (AYD)
      Emmanuel Christian Church
      1427 Davis Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15212

        • School District: Pittsburgh Public Schools
        • Contact: Brian Stoltz | 412.766.5040
    • Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, Millvale
      100 Howard Street
      Pittsburgh, PA 15209

        • School Districts: Fox Chapel, North Allegheny, and Shaler
        • Contact: Betsy Stein | 412.782.5710
    • Center of Life (COL)
      Spartan Community Center
      134 East Elizabeth Street
      Pittsburgh, PA 15207
      [and]
      Keystone Church Ravine Street
      161 Hazelwood Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15207

        • School Districts: Pittsburgh Public Schools and Propel Schools
        • Contact: Sarah Crawshaw | 412.521.3468
    • Heritage Community Initiatives
      531 Jones Avenue
      North Braddock, PA 15104

        • School District: Woodland Hills
        • Contact: Michele Blazina | 412.271.2090
    • Mt. Ararat Community Activity Center
      745 North Negley Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15206

        • School Districts: Pittsburgh Public Schools and local charter schools
        • Contact: Mia McMillan | 412.441.1868
    • Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, Carnegie (with priority for K-5)
      630 Washington Avenue
      Carnegie, PA 15106

        • School Districts: Carlynton. Chartiers Valley, and Pittsburgh Public Schools
        • Contact: Betsy Stein | 412.782.5710
    • Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, Estelle S. Campbell (with priority for K-5)
      4600 Butler Street
      Pittsburgh, PA 15201

        • School District: Pittsburgh Public Schools
        • Contact: Betsy Stein | 412.782.5710
    • Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania, LaRosa (with priority for K-5)
      901 Ravine Street
      McKeesport, PA 15132

        • School District: McKeesport
        • Contact: Betsy Stein | 412.782.5710
    • Schenley Heights Community Development Program
      1000 Bryn Mawr Road
      Pittsburgh, PA 15219

        • School Districts: City of Pittsburgh charter schools, Pittsburgh Public Schools, and Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese schools
        • Contact: COVID-19 Education Support (CES) | 412.621.3341
K-12
    • Allegheny Center Alliance Church (ACAC)
      250 East Ohio Street
      Pittsburgh, PA 15212

        • School District: Pittsburgh Public Schools
        • Contact: Krista Schlereth | 412.321.4333 x311
    • Family Resources
      Bedford Dwellings

      2275 Bedford Avenue (rear)
      Pittsburgh PA 15219
      [and]
      Hays Manor**
      205 Locust Street
      Pittsburgh, PA 15136
      [and]
      Northview Heights
      412 Mt. Pleasant Road
      Pittsburgh, PA 15214

        • School Districts: Pittsburgh Public Schools and **Sto-Rox
        • Contact: Tina Allen | 412.287.7604
    • Hug Me Tight Child Centers, Inc.
      1801 Centre Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15219

        • School District: Pittsburgh Public Schools
        • Contact: Wanda Franklin | 412.281.4847
    • Sarah Heinz House
      1 Heinz Street
      Pittsburgh, PA 15212

        • School District: Pittsburgh Public Schools and local charter schools
        • Contact: 412.231.2377
1-5
    • A Second Chance (ASCI)
      8350 Frankstown Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15221

        • Note: Programming is M-W 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
        • School District: Pittsburgh Public Schools
        • Contact: Dr. Christine Taylor | 412.737.2157
    • Homewood Children’s Village
      The Shop

      621 N. Dallas Street
      Pittsburgh, PA 15208
      [and]
      Bethany Baptist Church
      7745 Tioga Street
      Pittsburgh, PA 15208

        • School District: Pittsburgh Public Schools
        • Contact: 412.727.7605
    • South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM)
      Whitehall Presbyterian Church
      4935 E. Willock Road
      Pittsburgh, PA 15227

        • School District: Baldwin-Whitehall
        • Contact: 412.304.1592
2-8
    • Brothers and Sisters Emerging
      5315 Hillcrest Street
      Pittsburgh, PA 15224
      [and]
      601 N. Aiken Street
      Pittsburgh, PA 15221

        • School District: Pittsburgh Public Schools
        • Contact: Bob Jones | 412-404-2250
6-12
    • Youth Places
      711 W. Commons
      Pittsburgh, PA 15212
      [and]
      100 S. Commons
      Pittsburgh, PA 15212
      [and]
      1037 Penn Avenue
      Pittsburgh, PA 15219

        • School District: Pittsburgh Public Schools
        • Contact: Weston White | 412.495.9930
Eligibility

Every Learning Hub has free spots available for low-income families, with priority for families experiencing homelessness, families involved in child welfare or other human services, and children of essential workers. Some Learning Hub locations offer flexibility with payment including private pay, subsidies, and free options. Please contact a specific location for more information.

How to Enroll

The easiest way to enroll is to contact the Community Learning Hub of interest directly (PDF; or see list above). To discuss which Learning Hub is best or for assistance, contact Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) Region 5 by calling 1-888-340-3572 or emailing elrc5@alleghenycounty.us.

Health & Safety

Allegheny County, Trying Together, and APOST are committed to the safety of children who attend the Hubs and the staff who care for them. Each Learning Hub must adhere to the COVID-19 health and safety guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Allegheny County. The following health and safety precautions have been put into place:

  • children and staff will be screened daily for their temperature and any symptoms;
  • children will be grouped in pods of 10 or fewer and will spend the entire day
    with that pod;
  • physical distancing will be maintained with adequate space, desks, and chairs; and
  • children must wear their own mask at all times, except when eating or drinking.
Additional Resources

In addition to the Learning Hubs, there are many other resources available to help families at this time including:


Allegheny Child Care

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