Twenty two students from across the Pittsburgh region, including a group
from Holy Family Academy, recently took part in The Pittsburgh Foundation’s
Students Working for Social Justice Program. This program was created
in partnership with the LUMA Institute as well as The Balley Family Fund.
LUMA Institute is an education company that strives to teach people how
to become more innovative in their work, schooling, and daily life. They
use a hands on curriculum that helps different organizations, businesses,
and schools learn and apply the innovative knowledge and discipline of
Human-Centered Design to create new value and sustainable growth.
During this three day accelerated learning program, students from Holy
Family Academy and surrounding schools learned new and innovative
techniques that equipped them with human-centered design skills to
tackle critical issues at their own schools including food insecurity, social,
and racial issues.
The next step of this program is going to be students and their adult allies
are going to apply for funding to implement their ideas and change their worlds.