The Center for Urban Education executes a variety of projects. While some projects only occur once, such as a book drive benefiting a certain community or cause, others are ongoing. If you or your organization has a project in which you’d like to involve the Center, or if you would like suggestions or feedback on a potential project idea, don’t hesitate to contact us!
CUE Summer Educator Forum: CUESEF is a professional learning experience for teachers in Pittsburgh and surrounding area that focuses on developing culturally responsive teaching.
Ready to Learn: A combination tutoring-mentoring initiative and research study that connects Pitt undergraduate students with students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. RTL's goal is to provide grade school students with experiences to support their academic improvement in mathematics, English language arts, and social skill development. Since the program’s inception in 2014, RTL has served 60 elementary, middle, and high school students, and supported 30 Pitt mentors.
The Heinz Fellows Program: This program offers an extraordinary, year-long opportunity for forward-thinking, social justice-oriented individuals who are interested in advancing equity in education. Fellows work in urban schools in collaboration with teachers, staff, and school leaders to support students in academic, social, and emotional growth while building knowledge and skills necessary to work in urban contexts.