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  • Walmart Foundation Awards Grant to HFI for Hunger Relief

    Walmart Foundation Awards Grant to Holy Family Institute for Hunger Relief Holy Family Institute partners with Catholic Charities USA and Walmart Foundation to help residents of Western PA gain access to supplemental nutrition assistance.   PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (July 11, 2018) – For the fourth year in a row, the Walmart Foundation has awarded Pittsburgh charity Holy Family Institute (HFI) a grant to recruit […]

  • UPDATE: Immigrant Children at Holy Family

    Thank you to our friends and neighbors who reached out to support the children housed on our campus in the Journey of Hope program. Your support for our work with all children is a blessing. We are pleased to share that all of the children in our care who were separated from their families are now […]

  • Holy Family Institute and Duquesne University Launch Teaching Fellowship

    Participants can earn a tuition-free master’s degree in education through the 2-year service program. Holy Family Institute (HFI) has launched a new fellowship program that enables aspiring educators to work with underserved communities while earning a tuition-free master’s degree from Duquesne University. Participants in the Teaching Fellows Program will spend two years teaching at HFI’s […]

  • New Name, Same Mission

    Formerly known as Holy Family Academy, Nazareth College and Career Prep continues its mission to prepare students for college, careers and meaningful lives. In 2014, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth established a high school on the Emsworth campus that had formerly housed the Holy Family Institute residential program. For the first three years of […]

  • Three win annual August Wilson Monologue Competition

    Three win annual August Wilson Monologue Competition Holy Family Academy Student Places First Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 13, 2018 Nine famous fictional residents of the Hill District plus two more met on the Point Park University stage Monday night, dramatizing the words created for them by that great playwright, August Wilson. The occasion was the 10th […]

  • Holy Family Launches New Service Corps, Welcomes Inaugural Volunteers

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Fetchin Owner/Director, Elm Ink liz@elmink.com 724/612-9921 Holy Family Launches New Service Corps, Welcomes Inaugural Volunteers Year-long volunteers to serve children, teens & seniors in Pittsburgh area PITTSBURGH, PA (August 7, 2017) – Holy Family Institute, a Catholic, faith-based nonprofit that provides educational and social services to children and families in western […]

  • Happy Father’s Day

    Holy Family Institute joins in celebrating fathers and the critical role they play in keeping children safe and helping them flourish. God bless all dads today and every day.

  • Holy Family Institute Helps Families Gain Access to Federal Food Program

    PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (May 30, 2017)– Holy Family Institute has received $40,000 to help families gain access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The funding comes, for the third year in a row, from the Walmart Foundation, via a larger national grant to Catholic Charities USA. Holy Family Institute will use the funds to educate […]

  • Highmark Supports Holy Family Academy

    Highmark Supports Holy Family Academy PITTSBURGH (Mar 16) – Today, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield presented $50,000 to Holy Family Academy to support the Academy’s Internship Program. Neil Parham, Director of Community Affairs at Highmark, presented the check at the monthly school-wide assembly to Lisa Abel-Palmieri, PhD, Head of School & Chief Learning Officer at […]

  • At Emsworth academy, education, spirituality geared toward 21st-century challenges

    By Peter Smith / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pittsburgh (September 5) – The day before their official start of school last week, uniform-clad students at Holy Family Academy spent part of Thursday morning swinging mallets, turning wrenches and carrying lumber as they assembled desks and laboratory tables that they’ll be using in the coming year. All that […]