Education: Buzzword Pittsburgh 2017 Homewood Back to School Fest!

THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES

BUZZWORD PITTSBURGH

COMMUNITY EVENT

2017 HOMEWOOD BACK TO SCHOOL FEST!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017 | NOON to 3:00 PM
CRESCENT EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

Pittsburgh, PA―The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces Buzzword Pittsburgh, in partnership with Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC) and Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS), will present the 3rd annual 2017 Homewood Back to School Fest! on Saturday, August 12, 2017, from Noon to 3:00 p.m., at the Crescent Early Childhood Center, 8080 Bennett Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15221. This free event will provide an afternoon of activities and offerings to engage the whole family and community in getting excited to go back to school!

Buzzword Pittsburgh is generously supported by PNC Grow Up Great® and offers a year round calendar of educational events that are free and open to the public, with specific outreach for families with children ages five and younger, to help encourage imagination, investigation, creation and reflection. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is dedicated to connecting everyone in the community with arts and culture through a variety of multi-disciplinary arts programming for all ages. Collaborative partnerships such as Buzzword Pittsburgh help further the Cultural Trust’s outreach of connecting the arts to neighbors and neighborhoods throughout the city.

The 2017 Homewood Back to School Fest! will feature pre-k and kindergarten registration, art-making, music, backpacks, books, back-to-school readiness, health and wellness information, hands-on play, and creative activities, plus raffles and giveaways.  This year’s back to School Fest’s activities will be provided by Carnegie Science Center, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Environmental Charter School, Gateway to the Arts, Homewood-Brushton Family Support Center, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, Pre-K for PA, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, and MORE…!

Buzzword Pittsburgh Buzzword Pittsburgh consists of six partner organizations with expertise in the arts and sciences, including the Carnegie Science Center, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, who acts as the collaborative lead partner.  Through events hosted by each partner organization in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood and the greater community, participants can engage in talk and play around math, science, and art concepts, and families can learn to expand their young children’s vocabulary. Buzzword Pittsburgh programming events held throughout the year are free and open to the public, suggested for children ages five and younger. This initiative is supported by PNC Grow Up Great®. Additional resources are provided by Carnegie Library / www.carnegielibrary.org and Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC) / www.paeyc.org.

Buzzword Pittsburgh helps to introduce new words and build the vocabulary of children ages five and younger through free community programs, events, and performances. Also, Buzzword Pittsburgh educators and community partners offer tips, strategies, and activities for families to use in everyday moments. Words are truly all around! Each program also focuses on a word of the day that is used to encourage vocabulary development and play with the participants.

Visit www.buzzwordpgh.org to explore the many ways Buzzword Pittsburgh can support area families, schools, and organizations.

This initiative is supported by PNC Grow Up Great®, a $350 million, multi-year, bilingual initiative to help prepare children – particularly underserved children – from birth to age five for success in school and life. For information about Buzzword Pittsburgh programs, visit www.buzzwordpgh.org or call Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Arts Education division at 412-471-6079 or email buzzword@trustarts.org.

To learn more about PNC Grow Up Great® and their vocabulary initiatives, visit www.PNCGrowUpGreat.com.

Find Buzzword Pittsburgh: Website: www.buzzwordpgh.org

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For more information about the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Arts Education early childhood programs, visit:

https://trustarts.org/pct_home/education/early-childhood-programs/buzzword-pgh/. PNC Foundation The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (www.pnc.com), actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through Grow Up Great, its signature cause that began in 2004, PNC has created a bilingual $350 million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. www.TrustArts.org

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