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Your support is vital for us to grow and jumpstart

our new Middle School for Girls.

Your gift ensures every student receives:

College preparatory curriculum and technology

Wrap around services including: three meals a day, transportation, counseling and more

Supportive environment, caring faculty and staff.


Dear Friends:

This fall, after careful planning, we expanded our middle school and welcomed 16 vibrant, enthusiastic 6th grade middle school girls from across Allegheny County!

In 2019, the City of Pittsburgh Gender and Equity Commission published a report titled Pittsburgh's Inequality Across Gender & Race, which illustrated challenges in our city for Black women and girls such as:

  • Black girls and women are underrepresented and at a disadvantage in various aspects/stages of life.

  • Across all groups, Pittsburgh students, especially girls, are less likely to be enrolled in middle school Algebra than students in other cities; despite being more likely to pass.


Shanice Moore, the proud mother of two TNA alumnae, and one of our inaugural 6th grade girls, stated, "I was elated to hear TNA was adding a Middle School for Girls and applied right away. There's no greater place to nurture Tia'Lynn's intellect and creativity!"

Our expansion of the middle school includes single gender learning for girls, so they will develop learning skills to achieve academic excellence and become successful future leaders. This will reduce gender inequity for the underserved population of Pittsburgh. The enrollment of middle school girls over a 3-year period will increase TNA's enrollment by 33%, reaching a capacity of 200 students.

The scholars who cross our threshold enter into a tight-knit network of devoted faculty who guide them in the development of identity, belonging, and purpose, which in turn encourages curiosity, a love of learning, and the resilience to work through challenges in the real world.

We ask for your continued support so we may foster an environment where all TNA students feel safe to learn, thrive, graduate from college and become citizens and role models for future generations.

With gratitude and appreciation,

Anthony P. Williams, EdD

Head of School

The Neighborhood Academy

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