301 Camp Meeting Road, Sewickley, PA 15143
BENEFICIARIES: The Watson Institute educates children
and youth with special needs, including autism, neurological
impairments or serious emotional challenges and trains the
professionals and pre-professionals who serve them.
MISSION: The Watson Institute, through its family of
schools and services, helps children and youth with special
needs to achieve their fullest potential in all aspects of their
KEY EVENTS/INITIATIVES: The Watson Institute
Pro-Am Golf Tournament and Dinner at Allegheny Country Club
is held annually on the first Friday in June. Proceeds
benefit Watson programs. 2014 will mark the 35th annual event.
The Watson Institute Special Kick Clinic with the Pittsburgh
Riverhounds is a free afternoon of soccer fun at Highmark
Stadium for children with special needs and their siblings.
2014 will mark the third annual event.
GET INVOLVED: At the Special Kick Clinic, volunteers
are paired with participants to assist them with the drills so
they can engage and play to the best of their abilities. The
CareBreak program at The Watson Institute provides a gift of
time and energy for a few hours a week
by a committed volunteer to a family
caring for a child with special needs in
their community. The CareBreak volunteer gives parents a much needed break
to spend time with each other and/or
their other children, knowing their child
with special needs is involved in social/
recreational activities with a competent,
801 Union Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212
BENEFICIARIES: Since 1995, Urban Impact Foundation
has served the needs of kids and families living on Pittsburgh’s
North Side. In 2013, 1,500 children were impacted through our
athletic teams, skills clinics, theater troupes, choirs, art classes
and North Side community events.
MISSION: Urban Impact staff members work inside
Pittsburgh Public Schools to provide literacy support for kids in
kindergarten through second grade, organize music education
classes and theater productions and staff an in-school resource
center for post-high school planning.
KEY EVENTS/INITIATIVES: Through our programs,
we build lasting relationships, create a loving atmosphere and
provide a safe place for students. We instill values that will
enable them to become responsible and productive members
of the community. In the last two years, 95 percent of students
who are consistently involved in UIF programs graduate from
high school and pursue one of five post-secondary options:
college, trade school, the workforce, the military or the ministry.
GET INVOLVED: Please visit uifpgh.org.