The Pittsburgh Foundation


THE EXPLORE SERIES: Providing Pathways to Quality Education

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Repair the World

By invitation only

Can a community put a price on what a higher education means for a young adult? On average, college graduates received the following benefits in comparison to high school graduates never attending college:*

  • Annual earnings about $32,000 (134 percent) higher.
  • An incidence of poverty 3.5 times lower.
  • A 24 percent higher probability of being employed.

A comprehensive, high-quality education enables young adults to become full participants in our region’s economic resurgence, but many young people are unable to access higher education. To provide greater opportunity under its 100 Percent Pittsburgh operating principle, The Pittsburgh Foundation is supporting several local nonprofits that are working to ensure every child has the option of higher education.

If you have questions, please call 412-394-4294.


*Source: Lumina Foundation, “It’s Not Just the Money,” Oct. 2015