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Workshops for neighborhood youth

Education Achievements

Workshops for neighborhood youth

The UPitt IGERT team with extraordinary effort from Alexander Dale and Cassandra Thiel are working with the Kingsley Association located in the Larimer neighborhood of Pittsburgh. In Larimer, more than 11% of the population is unemployed, nearly 50% of the residents live at or below the poverty level, and nearly 50% of the residents of age completed less than four years of high school. We developed workshops for neighborhood youth aimed at teaching the community's young people about the concepts of sustainability and helping to develop their STEM skills. For example, Mr. Dale and Ms. Thiel taught six two-hour courses on basic sustainability and design to underprivileged youth.