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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 […]

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 […]

Shopping at Amazon Can Earn HFI Money!

Holy Family Institute   Do you shop at Amazon? Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Holy Family Institute whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Thanks for your support!

HFI Remembers Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature and a remarkable Renaissance woman.  Angelou captivated her audiences lyrically with vigor, fire and perception.  She had the unique ability to shatter the opaque prisms of race and class between reader and subject throughout her books of poetry and her autobiographies.  Holy […]

HFA Students to Build Their Desks

Holy Family Academy announces its novel “Build a Desk” program. Students will build and personalize desks for the school and will be able to take their desks home upon graduation!

Making a Difference Has Never Been So Easy!

It’s easy to make your donation worth even more for Pittsburgh-area children and families by participating in this year’s Day of Giving on October 3! Through the generosity of the Pittsburgh Foundation, every dollar you donate to Holy Family Institute on October 3, 2013 through www.pittsburghgives.org stretches even further because the Pittsburgh Foundation will match […]

The SHORES Program celebrates National Recovery Month

As the nation goes “Back to School,” we also take time to recognize those who are getting “Back to Life.” September is National Recovery Month. This month we celebrate individuals who have struggled with substance abuse and/or mental illness and have made their way to the path of recovery. Although we celebrate only once a […]

“Kelly” Shines at Holy Family Institute, Thanks to Your Support

Her hand trembles as she picks up the telephone and presses the numbers no child should ever have to dial. “Hello? My name is Kelly*. I need help.” For as long as she can remember, Kelly’s parents were not able to care for her, and she always knew something was wrong. When she was only […]

Highmark Foundation Helps Children and Families Become Healthy for Life

It’s not often a day goes by that we don’t hear or read about the benefits of a nutritious diet and exercise (and the risks of an unhealthy lifestyle).  But in reality, not every person has the tools they need to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Families who are struggling with other issues often put their […]