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Giving Back

The Pittsburgh community is vested in creating a 21st century workforce for our region. Beyond critical financial support through charitable foundations and corporate donations, many local citizens are showing their support for our students: getting involved in school board meetings and parent groups, volunteer programs and opening their businesses to share their skills and expertise.  

All of these outlets are invaluable in contributing a renewed sense of community belonging, participation, and stronger social connections with neighbors. 

College Scholarships, Grants

Thanks to generous supporters, City High awards $40,000 each year in grants and scholarships to further the education of deserving students. Students who demonstrate academic promise and financial need will find that these grants can help them jump-start their first year after graduation. Whether they are in a two- or four- year college or training program, the money can go toward tuition and fees, books, tools or work clothes.  

Individual Donors

In addition to funding from Federal and Stare sources, many foundations, corporate sponsors and successful individuals in the community are showing their support for City Charter High School through financial donations.   

City High’s unique college- and career-based approach is changing lives and providing our region’s youth with real opportunities for success. To support this important mission, please consider donating to support our future workforce.

You may donate to our general goals, or if you prefer, you can designate one of the following areas for your donation:

  • Mentored Internships

  • Cultural and Field Experiences

  • Literacy Night

  • The Arts

  • STEM 

  • Scholarships

  • Student Support Services (Such as clothes and wellness)

  • General Support (Unrestricted)

If you would like to participate, please contact one of our school Board Members or reach out to: 

Dr. Dara Ware Allen 
CEO and Principal 
412-690-2489 ext 101


David Lehman, Esq. 
Board President 
CEO and Principal

Become a Mentor

“Sometimes it takes others believing in you to help you realize that you can.”   

This is how one student described his internship experience. If you’d like to make a difference in a child’s life, why not become a mentor? 

City Charter High School is always looking to expand partnerships with professionals in the Pittsburgh region. If you or your place of business is interested in learning more about the programs we offer here at City High, including the Internship Program, please contact the Internship Office to schedule a visit and tour.  

Keiha Drummond
Internship Manager
412-690-2489 ext 281

The "Caring Closet"

City High has a 68% financial and socially disadvantaged student population, and additionally many of their students are just slightly above the socioeconomic status for vouchers that provide free and reduced lunches or medical help such as eyeglasses. City High saw a need, not only to provide those students with lunches or eyeglasses, but to also help any student struggling with the expectations of attending City High. 

City High students’ financial obstacles include having the required professional business attire, daily money for school lunch, and a bus pass if they were deemed a walker, or financial help to attend school field trips. It also included medical expenses such as eyeglasses for students failing the school’s vision screening or providing feminine hygiene products. 

Thanks to the grant from Child Health Association of Sewickley and other sources, City High is able to give students the support needed so they can reach their fullest potential. 

City High's "Caring Closet" is a space where students can find commonly needed personal hygiene items free of charge, such as: shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, body wash, soap, tooth brushes, toothpaste, feminie hygiene products, lotion, etc. 

Students are able to go to it on their own as needed and "shop" for any supplies that they may need such as deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and so on.  Bags are provided as well so that students can be discreet about what they take if they choose to be.  They do not need to ask permission to take something, and everything is free.    

You can help support our Caring Closet by contributing to City High’s Wishlist.(We currently have a lot of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash but everything else is needed!)

Donate to the Caring Closet