Our Mission

The Pittsburgh Promise promotes high educational aspirations among urban youth, funds scholarships for post-secondary access, and fuels a prepared and diverse regional workforce.


Our Vision

We envision a future where all our urban youth are equipped to reach post-secondary success, our public schools serve all children excellently, our city is flourishing in all its neighborhoods, and our workforce is widely diverse and highly skilled to advance a region that is good and just for all.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Equity and Inclusion: We are committed to educational, economic, racial, social, and cultural equity and inclusion.
  • Excellence: We conduct our work with urgency, steward our resources prudently, and apply the highest standards of professionalism.
  • Integrity: We demonstrate accountability to our students, families, and community partners by performing our work with transparency, discipline, and compassion.
  • Impact: We regularly evaluate our impact and use data and research to guide our decision-making.
  • Commitment: We are driven by a passion for our vision and mission and a belief that our work strengthens the region, inspires systemic change, and transforms lives.

High school students walking up and down stairs as they change classes

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