February 1, 2022

2022 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is an annual fundraising walk that benefits local health and human service agencies.

The primary goal of the walk is to help participating organizations raise money for their individual missions. One hundred percent of the funds raised through this event go directly back to the participating organizations.

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Join Our Team

If you’re interested in walking or donating, join Trying Together’s team! Registered virtual walkers will have the option to sign up as an individual, join a team, create a new team, or pull up team information from a previous event. Thanks to Highmark’s online platform, participants can donate and track donations made, send templated email reminders to your teammates, and more!

Visit our registration page to sign up and learn more!


One hundred percent of the donations received will go directly to the participating organizations. All donations must be received no later than June 30, 2022. Trying Together will accept donations via the online donation platform or mail. If you would like to submit a check or cash donation, please complete a Walker Donation Form. All forms and donations must be mailed to Trying Together at the following address:

Trying Together
5604 Solway Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Ask your networks to help fundraise, too! Utilize our social media toolkit to share information about the Highmark Walk on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

All registered walkers who raise or donate $30 or more will receive a Walk for a Healthy Community t-shirt while supplies last. For every $50 you raise for participating organizations, you will receive one chance for raffle prizes.

Will you help Trying Together reach its fundraising goal? For more information, contact Maria Pisano, Director of Communications, at

COVID-19 Information

In an abundance of caution, and for the protection and safety of our Walk participants and volunteers, the decision has been made to modify all seven 2022 Highmark Walks for a Healthy Community to an online-only fundraiser and virtual walk for this year’s campaign.

A virtual walk is a real walk, but allows for more flexibility! Whether on a treadmill or at the park, participants can choose their start and stop times, and then share photos and videos on social media to raise awareness!

More Information

For more information and answers to common questions, visit Highmark’s FAQ page.


January 25, 2022

Deadline Extended: Spring 2022 Child Development Associate (CDA)

Looking to receive a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential? The deadline for the Spring 2022 CDA has been extended to January 31, 2022.

What is a CDA Credential?

CDA Credential is the most widely recognized credential in the early childhood field and is a key stepping stone on the path to career advancement. The credential enables professionals to work in Head Start and Early Head Start classrooms, in addition to early learning programs across the United States, and provides opportunities for increased pay. Interested applicants may complete the CDA Interest Form to connect with a member of our staff.

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Trying Together’s CDA Programs

Trying Together offers the following CDA programs at no cost to eligible early childhood professionals in Pennsylvania:

CDA Credential Preparation Program

  • Spring 2022 Classes: 1/11/22 – 6/14/22 (Deadline to Register: 1/31/22)
  • Fall 2022 Classes: 8/30/22 – 3/28/23
  • Biweekly Zoom Meetings and Schoology

Participants complete 135 hours of professional development to earn their CDA Credential in six to nine months. Participants can matriculate up to nine course credits at Carlow University upon credential completion.

CDA Credential Community of Practice Program

  • Fall 2021 Classes: 11/16/21 – 1/4/22 (Deadline to Register: 11/11/21)
  • Spring 2022 Classes: Spring Classes: 3/1/22 – 4/26/22
  • Biweekly Zoom Meetings and Schoology

Participants receive support in building a portfolio and preparing for the CDA Credential Exam. Applicants must have proof of 120 hours of coursework completed via professional development hours, transcripts, etc.

CDA Credential Renewal Program

Participants review current standards, literature, strategies, and more to meet the criteria for eight early childhood subject areas upon completion. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis.


More Information

For more information, visit our CDA Credential page. To ask a question about our programs, contact Theresa Hetler at or Jasmine Davis at For eligibility questions, contact Judy Graca at