PROGRAMS

 
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Center of Life is proud to offer a variety of programs to help children from kindergarten to 12th grade learn and thrive. Kids can participate in afterschool tutoring, basketball games, jazz music instruction, or writing and performing their own rap music - there's something for everyone. See below or the calendar on our homepage to find program times. Spring 2018 afterschool programs are currently in session, but space is still available in all programs. Please download the registration form below to begin the registration process. 

If you have questions about programs or would like to complete the registration process, please contact our Director of Programs, Joy Cannon, at joy.cannon@centeroflife.net or (412) 521-3468. Contact information for program coordinators is also provided below. 

fusion

FUSION

 
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Mon – Thurs 4:30 – 6:30pm

134 East Elizabeth Street

 Pittsburgh, PA 15207

Contact: Danielle Chaykowsky | (412) 521-3468 | danielle.chaykowsky@centeroflife.net

Fusion is an afterschool tutoring and enrichment program for grades K-12. In small group and one-on-one settings, students in Fusion are provided with a family-style meal as well as academic help and activities that are aligned with their school’s math, reading, and science curricula. This program enlists a holistic approach that considers and involves the whole family in relation to the student’s personal and academic success. Fusion tutors bring skills from a variety of backgrounds. Tutors range from Duquesne University students to Hazelwood parents. Transportation home from the program is available for Hazelwood families.

 
 

crossover

CROSSOVER

 
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Crossover is a recreational program for grades K-12 that reiterates academic skills and character building through athletic and hands-on activities. Transportation to the program from Fusion is available, as well as transportation home for Hazelwood families. To ensure success, students who attend Crossover are required to participate in Fusion as well.  

6-12TH GRADE PROGRAM:

WED & FRI

6:30 - 8:30PM

K-5TH GRADE PROGRAM:

TUES & THURS

6:30 – 8:30PM

Propel Schools - Hazelwood 

5401 Glenwood Ave

Tuesday

Minadeo Elementary 

6502 Lilac St

 

Thursday

Propel Schools - Hazelwood 

5401 Glenwood Ave

 

Contact: Tamir Turpin | (412) 521-3468 | tamir.turpin@centeroflife.net

 

krunk

THE KRUNK MOVEMENT

 
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The KRUNK Movement is a youth “micro-enterprise” and production company in which students in grades 9-12 learn the professionalism required to succeed in the music industry as well as the financial skills necessary to manage their own careers. Students utilize their skill and interest in songwriting, beatmaking, production, technology, and dance to convey positive messages about mental and physical health to their peers.

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs and every other Friday  3:00 – 7:00PM

161 HAZELWOOD AVE, PITTSBURGH, PA 15207

Contact: Luc Mickens | (412) 521-3468 | luc.mickens@centeroflife.net

 

jazz

COL JAZZ

 
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JAZZ COMBO

7th - 12th grade


MONday

6:30 – 8:00PM

 

JAZZ LARGE ENSEMBLE

4th - 8th grade


TUES + Thurs

5:30 – 6:30PM

BUCKET BAND

1st - 4th grade


MonDAY

5:30 – 6:30PM

 

COL Jazz mentors children into young musicians using a tailored approach that builds upon each student’s individual skill level. With three ensembles - Jazz Combo, Large Ensemble, and Bucket Band - COL Jazz offers a variety of instruction for students in grades K-12.

Contact: Dr. Ron Horton | (412) 521-3468 | dochorton@centeroflife.net

134 East Elizabeth Street

 Pittsburgh, PA 15207

 
 

parent engagement

PARENT ENGAGEMENT

 
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Parent engagement is vital to Center of Life’s success as an organization because parents and caregivers play a critical role in the health and wellness of a child. We provide families the insight and resources necessary to respond effectively to the opportunities and challenges they face on a daily basis. Throughout the year, COL works under the guidance of our Family Counselor and Outreach Specialist to provide families the knowledge, tools and strategies they need to move from surviving to thriving. Some of the key components of this work include bringing in behavioral specialists and organizing weekly parent meetings to create a network for shared learning and support. To accomplish this, COL works with a number of community partners including Just Harvest, NeighborWorks, Chatham University, Duquesne University, FamilyLinks and the Consumer Health Coalition.

weekly parent meeting

thursday  5:00 – 7:00PM

134 e elizabeth st, PITTSBURGH, PA 15207

Contact: Geraldine Massey | (412) 521-3468 | geraldine.massey@centeroflife.net

 

summer camps

SUMMER CAMPS

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Center of Life offers a variety of summer opportunities for kids K-12. Each program runs for five weeks each summer, five days a week.

Voices Camp provides K-12th grade kids with fun and educational trips and activities. Through various STEAM activities, students learn more about the world around them through enrichment, research, field trips, and real-world experiences. Students also receive breakfast, lunch, and snack each day. A registration fee of $10 is required.

COL Jazz Camp is a full immersion music program which allows young musicians in grades 4-12 to further their individual skills and experience. Admission to the camp requires a $250 fee but many scholarships are available.

Star Camp recruits a group of 9-12th grade students through auditions to participate in a summer hip-hop program. The students are compensated for their training and weekly performances, which are presented to the community free-of-charge.

Contact: Joy Cannon | (412) 521-3468 | joy.cannon@centeroflife.net