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NCCP Career Capture Series

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Today kicked off the "Career Capture" series at Nazareth Prep welcoming our first guest speaker of the year, Mr. Marlon Woodward.

The "Career Capture" series started last year when Nazareth Prep invited guest speakers from different businesses to share their story with students about their career choice, the pathway that it took to get there, and the skills needed to be successful in their field. Last year, the school welcomed  professionals from the healthcare, law enforcement, technology, finance, journalism, business, education, and trade industries. Students are welcome to join any of the "Career Capture" sessions, which take place during their lunch period.  

Our first speaker for this school year, Mr. Marlon Woodward, came to speak to students from K&L Gates, a Nazareth Prep internship program partner, where he is an Information Technology Specialist. K&L Gates LLP is an international law firm positioned at strategic intersections in the global economy. Mr. Woodward's current roll is Deskside Support Lead, where he is responsible for the IT support of 26 offices in the United States and Brazil. He is a graduate of the university of Anchorage, Alaska with a Bachelors' of Science in Finance.

If you would like to join our "Career Capture" series to talk about your professional career with our students, please contact Career Coach, Eric Gibson at  


NCCP visits Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall with Thanks to Target

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

          Nazareth Prep is pleased to accept a grant from

Target Field Trips, sponsored by the Target Corporation. With this

grant, the students were able to go on an education field trip of 

their choice.    

           On January 13th, students attended  a VIP Tour of the

Soldier and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Pittsburgh. Soldiers

 and Sailors is the the nation’s only military memorial dedicated to

honoring all branches of service, from all generations and conflicts.

          During their VIP tour, each student was assigned a different role that

the men and women would have held during WW2. This included anything

from commanders to photographers to musicians. During this they worked as 

groups or "squadrons" in several different hands on activities and experiences 

while learning the importance of teamwork and cooperation in the military. 

 They also tried on WW2 artifacts and wrote a letter home as if they were a

WW2 military personnel. Students learned about the effects of iodine in

cleaning water, the history of why American entered WW1 and WW2 and

how technology influences war. Each student received a dog tag with their

name on it to remember this great field learning experience.

          The grant helped pay for field trip expenses including tickets, fees, 

transportation, supplies, food and resource materials. 



NCCP Making the Change

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Friday, January 13, 2017

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.


Broadcast Journalism at NCCP!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Once a week, students at all grade levels participate in courses hosted onsite at one of our educational partners.

These organizations provide industry-informed learning opportunities for students, engaging them in leading edge design, 

technology, and research.

This past week, 11th grade students from Nazareth Prep were asked to appear as hosts on the Saturday Light

Brigade's Radio Production show,"Youth Express," for their Broadcast Journalism class. The Saturday Light Brigade is

a  broadcast studio and training complex in the expanded Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Youth Express is a constant

streaming Internet radio show which features original writing, music, theater, journalism and reflections

from Pittsburgh-area youth and schools that is produced from The Saturday Light Brigade. 

During their show, the students discussed topics such as, "What are you thankful for," and "Disney or Nickelodeon."

Click the picture below to listen to our Holy Family Students Youth Express show!