The Pittsburgh Scholar House exists to partner with single parents on the path to earning two-year and four year-degrees to build generational prosperity while fostering high quality early learning outcomes for their children.
This two-generational (2GEN) approach is designed to create empowered partnerships with highly motivated, single parents facing economic insecurity as they pursue post-secondary education. Single parents with bachelor’s degrees are three times less likely to live in economic uncertainty than single parents with only high school diplomas. Children who grow up in households with college educated parents experience greater levels of positive familial interactions and positive intellectual development.
The Pittsburgh Scholar House believes this can and should be a reality for all Pittsburgh families. Our program is built on an evidence-based model which cultivates social capital, champions higher education and early learning access, improves equitable health outcomes to foster economic mobility and social well-being that will continue from generation to the next.