In 2007 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl collaborated with Superintendent Mark Roosevelt to bring a fresh, innovative idea to Pittsburgh that invests in the future of our children and is a total game-changer when it comes to growing our City's population. The Pittsburgh Promise allows graduates from the Pittsburgh Public Schools the opportunity to receive scholarship funds for college education.
It is a visionary scholarship program that is already benefiting the entire community. Created by The Pittsburgh Foundation, supported by the Pittsburgh Public Schools, and funded through the generosity of our community. The Pittsburgh Promise dramatically transforms the lives of students and families. The Promise vows to help all students in Pittsburgh Public Schools plan, prepare, and pay for education beyond high school at an accredited post-secondary institution within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Beyond that, The Promise invigorates the entire community, improving the quality of life in the region, and creating a highly qualified workforce that will meet the needs of local employers, both now and in the future.
The Pittsburgh Promise is both an opportunity and an obligation. Join the organizations, employers, and individual donors that have pledged their support to make this community-wide campaign so successful. Make your promise today so we can keep ours.