August 27, 2021

You Can Help Kids on Their Way to School

In partnership with Pittsburgh Public Schools, the Pittsburgh Learning Collaborative is looking for Navigation Ambassadors to help kids on their way to school.

What are Navigation Ambassadors?

Navigation Ambassadors provide a warm and welcome face for students who may be walking or riding the bus for the first time to school. Unlike crossing guards, Navigation Ambassadors provide students information about bus transfers and encouragement to get to school.

A paid two-hour training is mandatory. The first scheduled training will be on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 6 – 8 p.m. Additional training will be offered.

Role Details

    • Start Date: Friday, September 3, 2021
    • End Date: Friday, October 15, 2021
    • Hours: 6:30 – 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
    • Locations: Various locations in Pittsburgh.
    • Pay: $15 per hour.

How to Apply

To apply, send an email to Graham Mulqueen ( with:

    • your name, address, and cell phone number,
    • a short statement of what you would bring to the role,
    • your preferred location for service (Downtown, Hill District, South Pittsburgh Hilltop, or other),
    • languages you speak in addition to English, and
    • a copy of your most recent Act 33/34 child clearance certificate.

More Information

For questions, email or call the Pittsburgh Learning Collaborative at 412.256.8536. For more news, visit our news page.

Image: A young child wearing a face mask looks back at the camera as he crosses a bridge.