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  • 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 […]

  • Holy Family Academy Student Spotlight

    Congratulations to Tyrone Johnson-Townsend, who is featured on Junior Achievement’s website.  This is Tyrone’s job placement in the Corporate Work Study Program.  Great work, Tyrone! You can read more about Tyrone’s work at JA here.  

  • HFI Provides Counseling to Moon School District

    Help on way for bogged-down Moon Area guidance counselors By Tory N. Parrish Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, 9:00 p.m. Today’s school guidance counselors need to be able to multitask. Moon Area’s counselors are spending more time counseling students in crises, leaving less time to devote to curriculum areas, district spokeswoman Tina Vojtko said. The school district […]

  • HFA Students learn Mandarin

    As part of their curriculum, students at Holy Family Academy take a foreign language.  Students taking Mandarin were able to get real-world experience speaking the language with one of our Chinese students from the Holy Family International College Preparatory Program (HFICPP).  Students from HFICPP board at HFI and attend other Catholic high schools in the […]

  • Suburban Catholic schools grow in Western Pennsylvania

    Photo Courtesy of Keith Hodan | Trib Total Media By Tony Raap Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, 7:08 p.m. Suburban Catholic schools in the Pittsburgh Diocese have also seen growth. For example, Saint Kilian Parish School in Cranberry had about 450 pre-K and elementary students when it opened in 2008. Its enrollment is now 650. “Our growth is in […]

  • Where are they now? An update on the orphans from Haiti

     Photo courtesy of Michael Henninger By Mackenzie Carpenter / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Can it really have been five years? Five years since the earth cracked and crumbled and, in less than a minute, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake destroyed hundreds of thousands of lives on the island of Haiti? On Jan 12, 2010, that cataclysm launched three children […]

  • Courage House Luncheon Place to be SEEN

    Thanks to everyone for supporting the 22nd Annual Courage House Luncheon!  We had 400 attendees and raised over $130,000 for the event. ABOUT THE WINNERS: Sean Spence, Ed Block Courage Award It’s been a long journey for Steelers linebacker Sean Spence, who suffered what many would have thought was a career-ending knee injury on August […]

  • Holy Family Academy in Builder’s Guild Newsletter

    As part of HFA’s “Build Your Own Desk” project, the Builder’s Guild of Western PA included an article about the project in their newsletter.  This newsletter appeared in the October edition of the Pittsburgh Business Journal.  To view the article, click here.

  • Catholic Charities Annual Gathering

    Early in the month of October, Sister Linda, President/CEO of Holy Family Institute, participated in the Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) Annual Gathering that was held on October 4-7 in Charlotte, NC.  The theme of the gathering was: Setting the Pace: Changing the Course, and it provides an opportunity for Catholic Charities professionals, volunteers, and partners […]