Allegheny County Children's Fund Working Group Community Meetings

Allegheny County’s goal is to make sure that every child can benefit from quality early learning and out-of-school time. A series of Community Meetings are being held across the County to learn from families, caregivers, and educators what access to quality early learning and out-of-school time looks like today—from your perspective and in your community.


The Allegheny County Children’s Fund Working Group, convened by County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, wants to hear your thoughts about the programs that are supporting families today. Share your views on what works best and what additional support is needed. Help us to determine how Allegheny County can be a leader for kids moving forward.

Six Community Meetings are being held in locations around the County in the hope that you can attend one convenient to you. Childcare and light refreshments will be provided at all the meetings; please RSVP below we know how many attendees to expect.

An online survey has also been developed to collect the input of families, caregivers, and educators who are unable to attend a meeting.

Finally, please help us get out the word to other families, caregivers, and educators by sharing this website:


Online Survey

The Allegheny County Children’s Fund Working Group has also developed two online surveys, one for parents/caregivers and one for providers, to collect the input of families, caregivers, and educators who are unable to attend one of the Community Meetings in person. Click one of the buttons below to share your thoughts through the online survey.


Community Meetings

Meeting Name Meeting Date Meeting Location Meeting Time RSVP
City Meeting May 30, 2019 Jeron X Grayson Center, Hill Distict 6:30 PM RSVP for City Meeting
West Meeting June 3, 2019 The Landing Community Center, Moon Township 6:30 PM RSVP for West Meeting
South Meeting June 4, 2019 Bethel Park Community Center 6:30 PM RSVP for South Meeting
North Meeting June 5, 2019 Shaler North Hills Library 6:00 PM RSVP for North Meeting
East Meeting June 12, 2019 Founders Hall Middle School, McKeesport 6:30 PM RSVP for East Meeting
Spanish-Language Meeting June 18, 2019 YWCA Building, Downtown 6:30 PM RSVP for Spanish-Language Meeting

About the Allegheny County Children’s Fund Working Group

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald convened the Allegheny County Children’s Fund Working Group in spring 2019. At that time, he outlined the purpose of the group:

“Ensuring that the children in Allegheny County have the best services available to them is important to me and is why I’ve put this working group together. Children who have access to quality early childhood learning have improved social skills, better grades, and enhanced attention spans. Children who have access to after school programs do better in school, have fewer behavioral problems, and do not become involved with crime as young adults,” said Fitzgerald. “We want that for all of our children. The effort last year resulted in having more than 250,000 voters say yes; this is important to them too. And many other voters wanted to know more – which is why I’ve convened this group, to help all of us put together what a countywide program can look like.”


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At the conclusion of this Community Engagement Process, in late summer 2019, we will be preparing a document summarizing what we heard from the Community Meetings, through the online surveys, and through the email responses you have submitted through this website. If you joined us for a Community Meeting, opted in on the survey, or emailed us through the website, you will receive this summary; please join our email list if you'd like to receive the summary as well!


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