Empowering Parents at Solid Foundations Academy, Wexford, PA

Wexford, PA — October 26, 2016 — Moving Forward Pittsburgh, Inc. will be a provider of 504 and IEP support for parents through its Parent Empowerment Network Program at Solid Foundations Academy at 119 Neely School Road in Wexford.  Beth Rupert, former director of Wexford Academy and founder of Solid Foundations Academy, strives to provide […]

NEW CLASS! Talking to schools about autism and/or ADHD

Moving Forward Pittsburgh, Inc. announces its first LUNCH AND LEARN at the AUTISM NOTEBOOK EDUCATION CENTER in Robinson Twp. on  Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 1pm – 3 pm – or-  Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 1pm – 3pm. Stop your child with a learning difference from being  “pushed through” or “blown off.”  Moving Forward’s Parent Empowerment Network helps parents […]

Shamrockin’ for A Change – Teen Battle of the Bands Fundraiser

Pittsburgh, PA — Moving Forward Pittsburgh, Inc. is excited to announce plans are underway for its First Annual Shamrockin’ for A Change Teen Battle of the Bands fundraiser, benefitting children and teens with learning challenges.  With $1,000 in prizes for the winning bands, the competition/concert will be held Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Jergel’s Rhythm […]

Moving Forward Launches Two New Programs: Life Coaching and A Voice for Veterans

PITTSBURGH, PA —  JULY 25, 2016.  Moving Forward Pittsburgh, Inc. Founder and Executive Director, Barbara Grushesky Shafran, has announced today that effective August 1, 2016, the organization will launch two new programs:  the Life Coaching Program and the A Voice for Veterans Program. States Ms. Shafran, “Our Board realized that what we were doing with […]

Simplifying the Complex Bu$ine$$ of Public Education: Two Potential ROI Formulas

Researched and reported by: Barbara S. Shafran, M.Ed., Moving Forward Pittsburgh, Inc., Founder and Executive  Director  and Nancy, B. Reilly, M.A., Moving Forward Pittsburgh, Inc., Research Volunteer March 16, 2016 ABSTRACT A greater Pittsburgh,  suburban  school board’s  citizens’ advisory committee is seeking to determine the feasibility of a return on investment (ROI) formula for internal […]

Moving Forward Pittsburgh, Inc. makes program changes

Pittsburgh, PA — Moving Forward Pittsburgh, Inc. has announced changes to 2 of its 3 programs. Effective September 15, 2015, the Patching the Cracks program has been renamed “Parent Empowerment Network” to better reflect the program mission of linking parents to other parents of children with learning challenges as well as providing access to a […]

Helping Families Through Our Patching the Cracks Program

NEW FOR 2015!!  Moving Forward Pittsburgh, Inc. helps parents to get the support they need from school districts to obtain a Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE) for children with learning challenges. We provide Parental Peer-Support Advocates who have sought and received help for their own children with local school districts. When appropriate, attorneys specializing in […]

Moving Forward Sharpens Teaching and Tech Tools Focus

Pittsburgh, PA — September 1, 2014. Moving Forward Pittsburgh, Inc. has refined its mission and vision to include providing teaching and technology tools to nonprofits, including affordable computer application training for nonprofit staff and constituents. The new mission statement reads: Moving Forward Pittsburgh, Inc. provides teaching and technology tools to local non-profits to help them […]

Linguistic Discrimination is Real!

http://africanamericanenglish.com/2013/10/30/linguistic-prejudice-is-a-real-prejudice-and-has-real-consequences/ Check out this link to learn about linguistic discrimination and how it is a barrier to obtaining family-sustainable jobs on a solid career path.  Moving Forward’s Speak Write course is available with an Urban Vernacular module and a Spanish module to help those who aren’t exposed to Mainstream English learn the basics to reduce […]

From the Inside Out session begins September 16!

We are excited to announce that our next session of From the Inside Out will begin Monday, September 16 and go until November 25, 2013. The 10-week session is funded with a grant from a local charitable trust.  Students will cover The Psychological Toolbox, Speak Write – Standard, and Rocking Resumes with Job Search Assistance. […]