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New Name, Same Mission

Formerly known as Holy Family Academy, Nazareth College and Career Prep continues its mission to prepare students for college, careers and meaningful lives. In 2014, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth established a high school on the Emsworth campus that had formerly housed the Holy Family Institute residential program. For the first three years of […]

Holy Family Launches New Service Corps, Welcomes Inaugural Volunteers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Fetchin Owner/Director, Elm Ink liz@elmink.com 724/612-9921 Holy Family Launches New Service Corps, Welcomes Inaugural Volunteers Year-long volunteers to serve children, teens & seniors in Pittsburgh area PITTSBURGH, PA (August 7, 2017) – Holy Family Institute, a Catholic, faith-based nonprofit that provides educational and social services to children and families in western […]

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 […]