Heinz Fellows Program

A student in a red shirt reads a book with a blurred teacher in the background.
A $2 million gift will support the creation of “micro-collectives” at local public schools that aim to rebuild the teaching pipeline for Black educators.
Christopher Darby in front of a blackboard, wearing a blue Pitt shirt
Pitt’s 14 Heinz Fellows are providing something in short supply nowadays: consistency for kids. The fellows have been serving as role models and mentors to elementary, middle and high school students in the Pittsburgh area through the COVID-19 crisis.