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Nazareth Prep Awarded $2.75M RACP Grant

rendering of new Nazareth Prep building

Nazareth Prep Awarded $2.75M RACP Grant for New Science and Activities Center

The grant will support the construction of a multi-use facility that will expand opportunities for Nazareth Prep students.

PITTSBURGH – The Pennsylvania Office of the Budget has awarded Holy Family Institute (HFI) $2.75 million under the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). The funds will be used toward the construction of a new Science and Activities Center for Nazareth Prep, HFI’s independent Catholic high school in Emsworth.

HFI and Nazareth Prep are deeply grateful to Governor Tom Wolf and the many public officials who have supported this project, including Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald and the members of the regional delegation of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. The support of these public servants displays their commitment to creating educational equity.

Nazareth Prep delivers a career-focused, college preparatory education in the Catholic tradition for students from underserved communities, uniquely integrating rigorous academic curricula with four years of professional work experience. The school partners with educators, businesses, and communities to enable students to fulfill their aspirations for a lifetime of success, service, and leadership.

“Student and community interest in Nazareth Prep continues to grow,” said Morgan O’Brien, Holy Family Foundation board chair, “so we must provide the curriculum and facilities needed to prepare our students and support their talents and interests. With the funding from RACP, we can achieve this goal. We are so grateful to the state for supporting our mission to provide a top-notch high school experience to students from all backgrounds.”

RACP funding is awarded to regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. The construction of Nazareth Prep’s Science and Activities Center will create a new space for programs, expand extracurricular opportunities for students, and continue the tradition of creating an equitable educational experience for all.

You can learn more about our Pathways of Promise Campaign to fund key improvements and additions to our facilities here.