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  • 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 […]

  • Holy Family Institute Partners with Catholic Charities USA and Walmart Foundation to Provide Food for those in Need

    PITTSBURGH (June 1) — Holy Family Institute has received year two funding of $40,000 from the Walmart Foundation – via a larger national grant to Catholic Charities USA – to recruit and enroll eligible families into the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamps program (same service, new name). SNAP is […]

  • Holy Family Institute Hires Foundation Executive Director

      EMSWORTH, PA (Sept. 21, 2015) – Holy Family Institute (HFI) in Emworth has hired Michael Sexauer as Executive Director of the Holy Family Foundation. Sexauer will be responsible general administration of the Holy Family Foundation, which includes all fundraising efforts to support HFI’s programs, including the Corporate Work Study Program, which is at the […]

  • Holy Family International College Preparatory Program First Four-Year Graduate

    Vincentian’s first four-year Holy Family grad heads to China By Julian Routh Julian Routh: or 412-263-1488. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Jun 19 2015 The first four-year graduate of Vincentian Academy from the Holy Family Institute is off to the University of Connecticut soon, but not before spending the summer in his native China. “The first thing […]

  • Holy Family Academy hires Head of School and Chief Learning Officer

    Lisa M. Abel-Palmieri, PhD, brings 15 years of experience as an educational leader and innovator   EMSWORTH, PA (May 7, 2015) – Holy Family Academy (HFA) has hired a Head of School and Chief Learning Officer to design and develop the strategic vision for the curricular program, infuse community partnerships into the curricular program and […]

  • COA

    Holy Family Institute has been re-accredited by COA through March 31, 2019​.  Re-accreditation is a tremendous achievement that demonstrates Holy Family is recognized as an organization that continues to successfully implement high performance standards and is delivering the highest quality services to all of its stakeholders.

  • Two Religious Women in the World

    Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe and I have become fast friends. We both entered Religious Life about the same time in 1972. Sister Rosemary is a bit younger as she joined in high school and I joined while in college. We live on two different continents, in two different congregations. She is a Sister of the Sacred […]

  • Happy Easter!

    Happiness is a path, not a destination.  Work as if you didn’t need money,  love as if no one ever hurt you and dance, as if no one saw you.  Your spirit is the duster that wipes away any cobweb.  Behind every goal is a new start. Behind every result is a new challenge.  While […]

  • HFI Receives Grant from Walmart

    HOLY FAMILY RECEIVES GRANT FROM WALMART FOUNDATION HFI is the only Pittsburgh area nonprofit to receive allocation of national award EMSWORTH, PA (March 16, 2015) –  Holy Family Institute (HFI) is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a grant in the amount of $40,000 from the Walmart Foundation. This grant, provided through […]