An Inside Look

Insider Blogs by Mel and Erin

A List of Words: MyGivingStory

The Challenge Program, Inc. is a non-profit organization that builds sustainable Business/Education partnerships while motivating students to develop the good habits required to succeed in school and in the workplace. It is also my place of work and the organization that changed my life. When I was brought into this organization as an intern a few years ago, I thought I would be able to learn something about marketing and get the opportunity to run...
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Katie Wolfe’s Story: Connellsville CTC

By:Melanie Muha Katie Wolfe, a student at Connellsville Career and Technology Center (CTC), accepted TCP’s challenge and volunteered for over 300 hours of community service last year. She was recently rewarded for that amazing achievement at the fall kick-off assembly at her CTC. Receiving a $200 check for something she loved to do gave Katie another reason to give back to her community. Katie plans to keep working towards the Community Service Award from TCP...
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Our Partners

McAneny Brothers, Inc. Hires Three Students

McAneny Brothers, Inc. joined The Challenge Program, Inc. (TCP) in 2017 to sponsor Northern Cambria High School.  This spring McAneny went into the school to present to seniors about the opportunities for summer internships/full-time positions. Students sent in applications and interviewed for positions. Three of them stood out and will now be working full-time at McAneny Brothers right out of high school. Jim Brady, Seth Charney, and Andrew Weymer each submitted an application and were...
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Craig Staresinich

 Donate Here for Giving Tuesday!  Craig Staresinich is a Pittsburgh University alumnus with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering. Before retiring and becoming involved with The Challenge Program, Inc. (TCP) in 2013, he had a long and successful career as an aeronautical engineer. When asked about his first position after graduation, he can hardly contain his response. “I graduated and got my first job with NASA!” His face and voice still project what I imagine...
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