May 8th, 2023
Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh plans to share its expertise with other schools in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties that serve low-income areas where residents “are historically underrepresented in entrepreneurship,” says Wayne Jones, the school’s CEO, reports NEXTpittsburgh. In December, the Richard King Mellon Foundation awarded a $250,000 grant to MicroSociety Inc., the Philadelphia-based nonprofit that provides the educational model for grades K-6 at the school. The aim is to recruit up to three new Pittsburgh schools.
February 20th, 2023
MicroSociety Inc. and Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship are teaming up to take their innovative career readiness program to schools in the Pittsburgh region serving low-income students, thanks to a generous $250,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation. The grant supports an 18-month regional expansion effort to bring MicroSociety 2.0, an initiative that enables schools to take their MicroSocieties digital, to more schools in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties that serve low-income communities and to further develop the MicroSociety 2.0 online platform. This project will lay the groundwork for and begin building a network of MicroSociety schools in the Greater Pittsburgh region with a unified mission to prepare students for the modern workplace.
December 16th, 2022
"Dukeville," New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church's afterschool MicroSociety, was featured on CBS Miami's "Miami Proud" segment on Thursday, December 15. Watch the segment -- you don't want miss hearing from Dukeville's police chief!
June 14th, 2022
The Pittsburgh Foundation has awarded MicroSociety Inc. was a generous $21,132 grant to support our ongoing pilot of MicroSociety 2.0 at Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship. The funds will enable us to continue to work closely with the faculty at PHCSE on Micro 2.0 implementation and to develop important curriculum and instructional supports.
May 20th, 2022
Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship was awarded for the first time accreditation from the Commission on Elementary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in April, TribLive reported. The school was also granted a 3-year $1.5 million from the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools in early May as part of Pennsylvania’s Charter School Program Grant.