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.

City of Pittsburgh

 

  • A Giving Heart
    816 Climax Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15210

      • Contact: 412.904.4888 | adpippens@agivingheart.org
  • ACH Clear Pathways
    1825 Centre Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219

      • Contact: 412.815.0228 | dbattle@achclearpathways.org
  • Allegheny Center Alliance Church (ACAC)
    250 East Ohio Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212

      • Contact: 412.321.4333 x311
  • Allegheny Youth Development (AYD)
    Emmanuel Christian Church
    1427 Davis Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212

      • Contact: 412.766.5040 | brfoltz@ayd.org
  • Bible Center Church
    717 N. Homewood Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15208

      • Contact: 412.242.4920 | slawrence@bcpgh.org
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania
    Estelle S. Campbell Community Hub
    4600 Butler Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15201

      • Contact: 412.782.5710 | education@bgcwpa.org
  • Brothers and Sisters Emerging
    5315 Hillcrest Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    [and]
    5152 Penn Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224

      • Contact: 412.404.2250 | robjones33@msn.com
  • Center of Life (COL)
    Spartan Community Center
    134 East Elizabeth Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15207

      • Contact: 412.521.3468 | sarah.crawshaw@centeroflife.net
  • Center That CARES
    Wesley Center
    2701 Centre Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    [and]
    Jeron X. Grayson Community Center
    1852 Enoch Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219

      • Contact: 412.621.9612
  • Earthen Vessels
    250 South Pacific Avenue
    Pitttsburgh, PA 15224

      • Contact: 412.414.2993
  • Elizabeth Seton Center, Inc
    1900 Pioneer Avenue
    Pittsburgh PA 15226

      • Contact: 412.561.8400 | srbarb@setoncenter.com
  • Family Resources
    Bedford Dwellings
    2275 Bedford Avenue (rear)
    Pittsburgh PA 15219
    [and]
    Homewood
    10 Albertice Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15208
    [and]
    Northview Heights
    412 Mt. Pleasant Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15214

      • Contact: 412.287.7604 | tallen@familyresources.org
  • Homewood Children’s Village
    Bethany Baptist Church
    7745 Tioga Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15208
    [and]
    The Shop
    621 N. Dallas Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15208
    [and]
    University of Pittsburgh Community Engagement Center
    622 N. Homewood Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15208

      • Contact: 412.727.7605
  • Hug Me Tight Childlife Centers, Inc.
    1801 Centre Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219

      • Contact: 412.281.4847 | hugmetight2@hotmail.com
  • Infinite Lifestyle Solutions
    711 W. Commons, 3rd Floor
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212

      • Contact: 412.345.1366 | infinitelifesol@gmail.com
  • Kingsley Association
    6435 Frankstown Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206

      • Contact: 412.661.8751 x126 | pwilliams@kingsleyassociation.org
  • Mt. Ararat Community Activity Center
    745 North Negley Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206

      • Contact: 412.441.1868 | mmcmillan@macac-inc.org
  • Neighborhood Learning Alliance
    5429 Penn Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    [and]
    500 Brownsville Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15210

      • Contact: 412.363.1914 | macisaac2@neighborhoodlearning.org
  • 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

      • Contact: 412.231.1258
  • Providence Connections, Inc.
    3113 Brighton Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212

      • Contact: 412.766.6730 x213
  • Salvation Army – Westside
    1821 Broadhead Fording Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15205

      • Contact: 412.921.9780 | cynthia.foster@use.salvationarmy.org
  • Sarah Heinz House
    1 Heinz Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212

      • Contact: 412.231.2377
  • Schenley Heights Community Development Program
    Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church
    1000 Bryn Mawr Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219

      • Contact: 412.621.3341 | info@sh4theyouth.org
  • Urban Impact Foundation
    2801 N. Charles Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15214

      • Contact: 412.321.3811 x228 | rachel.stojkovic@uifpgh.org
  • YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
    Thelma YMCA
    2114 Centre Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    [and]
    Homewood YMCA
    7140 Bennett Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15208

      • Contact: 412.573.4166 | base@ymcapgh.org
  • Youth Places*
    711 W. Commons
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    [and]
    1037 Penn Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    *serves middle and high school students

      • Contact: 412.495.9930 | wwhite@youthplaces.org
  • YWCA Greater Pittsburgh
    6907 Frankstown Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15208

      • Contact: 412.365.1910 | csmith1@ywcapgh.org
East of Pittsburgh

 

  • A Second Chance (ASCI)
    8350 Frankstown Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15221

      • Contact: 412.737.2157
  • Hosanna House, Inc.
    807 Wallace Avenue
    Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

      • Contact: 412.342.1350
  • Neighborhood Learning Alliance
    Christian Church of Wilkinsburg
    745 Wallace Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15221

      • Contact: 412.363.1914 | macisaac2@neighborhoodlearning.org
  • Riverview Children’s Center
    655 Sylvan Way
    Verona, PA 15147

      • Contact: 412.828.2585 | marylou.simeone@yahoo.com
  • Thomas Child Care and Learning Academy
    10739 Frankstown Road
    Penn Hills PA 15235

      • Contact: 412.727.6323 | thomaslearningacademy@gmail.com
  • Wright Childcare Solutions
    The Learning Loft HD
    437 Turrett Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206

      • Contact: 412.706.1919
  • YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
    Sampson YMCA
    2200 Golden Mile Highway
    Plum, PA 15239

      • Contact: 412.573.4166 | base@ymcapgh.org
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania
    Community Hub Carnegie
    630 Washington Avenue
    Carnegie, PA 15106
    [and]
    LaRosa Community Hub
    901 Ravine Street
    McKeesport, PA 15132
    [and]
    Orchard Park Community Hub
    938 Chestnut Street
    Duquesne, PA 15110

      • Contact: 412.782.5710 | education@bgcwpa.org
  • Family Resources – BJWL
    Prospect Terrace
    138 Prospect Drive
    East Pittsburgh, PA 15112

      • Contact: 412.287.7604 | tallen@familyresources.org
  • Greater Valley Community Services
    300 Holland Avenue
    Braddock PA 15104

      • Contact: 412.351.7056
  • Heritage Community Initiatives
    531 Jones Avenue
    North Braddock, PA 15104

      • Contact: 412.271.2090
  • Love and Care Educational Child Care Center
    100 Grant Avenue
    Duquesne, PA 15110

      • Contact: 412.860.9828
  • Methodist Union of Social Agencies (MUSA)
    1705 Maple Street
    Homestead, PA 15120

      • Contact: 412.660.1242 | hannahs@musasv.org
  • The Red Balloon
    125 Finley Avenue
    Carnegie, PA

      • Contact: 412.716.9920 | joannethralls@hotmail.com
  • Wilmerding Community Center
    1 Memorial Field
    Wilmerding, PA 15148

      • Contact: 412.823.9000 | pmcgintywcc@gmail.com
  • YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
    Glassport Youth Center
    509 7th Avenue
    Glassport, PA 15045

      • Contact: 412.573.4166 | base@ymcapgh.org
North of Pittsburgh

 

  • Highlands Partnership Network
    Salvation Army Allegheny Valley Worship and Service Center
    917 Brackenridge Avenue
    Brackenridge, PA 15014
    [and]
    Central Presbyterian Church
    305 Allegheny Street
    Tarentum, PA 15084
    [and]
    Debra D. Booker Center
    100 Park Avenue
    Natrona Heights, PA 15065

      • Contact: 412.246.2030 x6130 | 878.302.5508 | 412.335.3016
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania
    Millvale
    100 Howard Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15209

      • Contact: 412.782.5710 | education@bgcwpa.org
  • YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
    Allison Park
    3101 McCully Road
    Allison Park, PA 15101
    [and]
    Bellevue United Presbyterian Church
    457 Lincoln Avenue
    Bellevue, PA 15202
    [and]
    Shaler
    2001 Mt. Royal Boulevard
    Pittsburgh, PA 15116
    [and]
    Wexford
    1200 Pearce Mill Road
    Wexford, PA 15090

      • Contact: 412.573.4166 | base@ymcapgh.org
South of Pittsburgh

 

  • Bright and Early Learning and Childcare Center
    5001 Baptist Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15236

      • Contact: 412.881.7330 | janet.grgurich@gmail.com
  • Little Hearts
    5017 Curry Road
    Pittsburgh PA 15236

      • Contact: 412.655.8812
  • South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM)
    Whitehall Presbyterian Church
    4935 E. Willock Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15227

      • Contact: 412.304.1592
  • YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
    South Park
    Buffalo Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15129

      • Contact: 412.573.4166 | base@ymcapgh.org
West of Pittsburgh

 

  • Family Resources – BJWL
    Hays Manor
    205 Locust Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15136

      • Contact: 412.287.7604 | tallen@familyresources.org
  • The Open Door
    50 Stratmore Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15205

      • Contact: 412.921.6153 | mike@chup.org
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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