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Nazareth Prep Mentor Orientation Prepares Corporate Partners for Their New Interns

As Nazareth Prep students settle into a new school year, their Internship Program mentors are preparing to welcome their new “employees.” On Friday, September 9, professionals from over 75 local corporations and nonprofits attended orientation to learn about what to expect as a mentor and how to maximize the benefits of the Internship Program for […]

Highmark Health Supports Nazareth Prep with $500,000 Commitment

Nazareth Prep thrives on its partnerships with local corporations, both as participants in our Internship Program and as financial supporters of our mission. Highmark Health, a long-time supporter and Internship Partner, has made a commitment of $500,000 over two years to support Nazareth Prep. These funds will provide equipment for the school’s culinary classroom as […]

Luz Blandon Receives the 2022 ATHENA Award

Luz Blandon, Executive Vice President for Immigrant Children Services, is the winner of the 2022 Greater Pittsburgh ATHENA Award, presented by Pittsburgh Technology Council. The ATHENA Award recognizes exceptional women who demonstrate excellence in their profession, contribute to their community, and help other women and girls succeed through mentorship. Luz leads our Journey of Hope […]

A “Jubilant” Celebration for Sister Linda Yankoski

In 1972 , Linda Yankoski took her vows as a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth. Six years later, Sister Linda joined the staff at Holy Family Institute and has been a familiar face on campus ever since. Her commitment to HFI’s mission and vision was communicated not through words, but actions. In her […]

Journey of Hope Statement

For the past 120 years, Holy Family Institute (HFI) has been at the forefront of supporting and advocating for children, youth, and families. HFI’s mission is based on our sponsors, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. The Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth was founded in 1875 in Rome […]

Nazareth Prep Welcomes New Executive Director and Head of School Rita Canton

Canton brings more than 20 years of teaching and school leadership experience to her new role at the helm of the progressive high school. PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania  (June 23, 2020) – Pittsburgh high school Nazareth Prep has named Rita Canton as its new executive director and head of school. Canton brings more than 20 years of teaching and school leadership […]

Sister Linda Responds to the Death of George Floyd

At Holy Family Institute we have three values that we ask all board and staff members to embrace when they join the Holy Family “Family:” Faithful Listening, Loving Relationships, and Recognizing God in the everyday. After seeing the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Officers and the riots that followed, […]

Prayers for Tree of Life Synagogue

The Holy Family Institute community is extremely saddened by the devastating shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. We stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters in this difficult time and offer our support and prayers. We extend our deepest sympathy to the families of all those who died and to those who were harmed. […]

Gift Acceptance and Utilization Guidelines

Dear Friends, We are blessed to live and work in a community where our neighbors are ready and willing to help when asked. Throughout the year I often hear “How can I help?” and “What do the children need, Sister?” While the answer may change based on a new program, the start of a new […]