10th Annual Crystal Owl Gala

10th Annual Crystal Owl Gala April 26, 2018 Heinz History Center   The Crystal Owl Gala, featuring the top three Student of the Year Finalists will take place this year at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. Our three finalists are Cheyenne Springette from CAPA High School in Pittsburgh, Miranda Marsinek from Meadowbrook High School in Ohio and Nathaniel Semanek from Bedford High School in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. It’s not too late to join us!...
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#ThrowbackThursday: Meet Our Young Professionals Event Planning Committee

On Thursday February 25, 2016, The Challenge Program, Inc. will be hosting its first-ever Young Professionals eventat Uptown, Conveniently located across from CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Uptown is the beautiful rooftop lounge inside Buford’s Kitchen (formerly Blue Line Grille). This year’s theme is Throwback Thursday, so we asked some of our committee members to reflect back on their high school days.  Meet this year’s Senior Superlatives. Most Social – Michael W. Mann Alma Mater (High School):...
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Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation – Scoring a Big Win for Our Students

The Challenge Program, Inc. is thrilled to announce a grant from the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation to support local high school students in our region. The grant was awarded through the Foundation’s Game Day 50/50 Raffles, the proceeds of which are donated to local charities twice each year. In Phase 1, the Foundation donated more than $350,000 to 36 charitable organizations in southwestern Pennsylvania. The Challenge Program, Inc. is honored to be among them. Support from...
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Chocolate Auction at The Pittsburgh Social Exchange Benefits Program

This week, we had the privilege of being recognized as one of the charitable spotlight organizations at The Pittsburgh Social Exchange’s 2015 Holiday Party at Stage AE. The party featured a twist on the traditional auction: instead of selling tickets, our staff sold 250 boxes of chocolates. Inside of 25 of those boxes was  a special number that corresponded with a donated basket prize, ranging from $15 to $500 in value. We are grateful to Marti...
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#GivingTuesday: ‘Tis The Season To Show Your Support!

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday? Please consider The Challenge Program, Inc. for your holiday gift list this Tuesday, December 1st  as we take part in this year’s #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.  Your contributions help to prepare students for their futures. Our Alumni Award Winners credit The Challenge Program, Inc. for exposing them to careers they had never considered and helping them develop the solid work habits required for employment. Your donation will ensure...
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