4713 Chatsworth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m
Holiday Hours & Closures
- New Years Day
- Dr. Martin Luther King Day
- Good Friday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Leah Hardaway - Executive Director
Lisa Reihl -Business Manager
Kirsten Raglin – Youth and Family Director
Latoya Bulter – Family and Child Coordinator
Stephen Schriver- 21st Century Coordinator (Mifflin School)
Stu Myers- Tax Coordinator
It feels good to do good.
Thirteen-year-old Christian smiles as he jumps from his desk to answer the teacher’s question. A member of the Hazelwood YMCA’s Y Achievers program for the past two years, Christian was not always such an eager student.
Living on one of the most crime-ridden blocks in Hazelwood, Christian entered the sixth grade ill-prepared and apathetic. Having witnessed untold violence in his young life, Christian was jaded and indifferent to school. Consistently suspended and failing his classes, Christian was a challenging presence both in class and during the Achievers program.
After several months of Christian’s refusal to participate in group activities, coupled with angry outbursts and issues with fighting, our Y Achievers staff considered expelling Christian from the program. One afternoon the Achievers coordinators pulled Christian aside to discuss his continuation in the program. When told he would be expelled if his behavior did not improve, Christian lowered his head and fell silent. After a few minutes of quiet, Christian finally picked his head back up. With tears in his eyes he begged the staff members not to kick him out. “You don’t understand,” Christian pleaded, “I have to keep coming to Achievers… It’s the only place I can go where somebody actually notices that I’m here.”
With this admission, the coordinators arranged for Christian to continue in the program and developed an individualized improvement plan specifically for him. In the nearly two years since Christian first joined Achievers, he’s made vast improvements to his behavior both during the program and in school. Although he still struggles with his temper, Christian’s affect and interest have improved dramatically.
Please consider supporting the Hazelwood YMCA today. With your support, we are able to continue to give children like Christian a place to be noticed.
- After School Programs
- School’s Out Care Days
- Tap, Hip Hop, Urban Gardening, Cooking & Visual Arts
- Day Camp
- Family Programs
- Intramural Recess
- Workshop Series
- Silver Sneakers
- Food Pantry
- Farm Stand
- Congregate Feeding
- Free Tax Preparation
- Energy Assistance
- Information and Referral
Here at the Hazelwood YMCA we make a concerted effort to provide programs that instill hope and empower change in the lives of our members. Through services designed to enrich children’s lives, develop families’ self-sufficiency, and increase youth’s academic success, our YMCA works to holistically improve the community. Serving well over 1,200 students each week in our on-site and school-based youth development programs and nearly 1,000 individuals each season in our food assistance and gardening programs, our Y gives children and families the support they need to secure a future filled with hope and opportunity.
The facility boasts a large recreation room, a game room, an art room, a computer lab, a large food pantry, a kitchen, a conference room and on on-site urban garden with both a greenhouse and water see-saw that pumps roof rain water to the garden.
After School Care
Eligibility: Any child ages 5-12 years; CCIS and all subsidies accepted; YMCA scholarships available
The Hazelwood YMCA After School Program focuses on providing all children with a warm and comfortable school age child care environment and exposure to quality creative arts activities. Children receive exposure to unique enrichment modules including tap, hip hop dance, cooking, Strong Women, Strong Girls and many other creative arts. Additionally, all students participate in our Seeds to Soup (S2S) Urban Gardening program which incorporates both hands-on work within our garden as well as service to others through integration with our basic needs programs. Finally, participants receive daily homework assistance at the hands of trained YMCA staff and college volunteers. Sign up today by calling 412-773-7314 or emailing kraglin@@ymcapgh.org. You can also download an After School ENROLLMENT PACKET.
Mifflin School 21st Century Y Achievers Program
Pittsburgh Mifflin School, 1290 Mifflin Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15207
Eligibility: Mifflin 5th-8th grade students testing basic or below basic on their standardized tests (or referred by teacher)
Through a unique collaboration with the Neighborhood Learning Alliance and Pittsburgh Public Schools, the Mifflin School 21st Century Y Achievers Program provides free after school academic intervention to participants in a community. Youth receive homework assistance and small group tutoring as well as recreational, enrichment and career exploration opportunities.
Sign up today for any of our 21st Century Programs by calling 412-773-7317 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAZELWOOD YMCA COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
The Hazelwood YMCA continues to provide programs that will benefit the members of the community. We are pleased to offer the following community programs:
Greater Hazelwood Community Census
The Greater Hazelwood Community Census is your chance to be a part of improving our community from the inside-out. This is a chance to do things differently, and to help each other by setting a shared course for our community. We’re on a mission to hear from everybody in our community about what we want for Greater Hazelwood. The YMCA has been identified as a dedicated census site. Every Wednesday from 10:00am-12:00pm residents can stop by the Hazelwood YMCA to complete the census with a census team member. For more information, please visit www.greaterhazelwood.com or email email@example.com.
$avvy $avers Workshop
The Hazelwood YMCA is partnering with NeighborWorks of Western PA to help you manage and save money through the FREE Savvy Savers workshop! The $avvy $avers Workshop will allow you to learn the tools and tricks of managing and saving money so you can build up a rainy day fund to meet future goals. From opening a bank account to figuring out where your money goes and how to keep more of it in your wallet, this workshop will teach you the basics of saving, budgeting and setting and meeting your financial goals.
The workshop will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 1:00pm at the Hazelwood YMCA. To register online, please visit: www.nwwpa.org and click ‘Educational Enrollment’. For more information, please contact Bernadette Smith, Family Programs Coordinator at 412-773-7315 or firstname.lastname@example.org.