• Pittsburgh Public Schools Office of Out-of-School Time

    High-quality, engaging, and accessible after-school and summer experiences effectively complement the academic instruction that students receive during the school day, to promote better academic, social, and emotional outcomes for youth. 

    Using an approach modeled after the Wallace Foundation's research and the four identified elements of after-school system success, the team provides leadership and coordination while tracking data and supporting program quality. Additionally, the Office of Out-of-School Time coordinates closely with Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST), to focus on improving quality of and access to Out-of-School time opportunities through committed, collaborative and innovative efforts with youth serving community based organizations across the city.

     Our two biggest areas of work are:

      * Recruiting and managing partnerships with nearly 100 youth-serving community based organizations through an annual approval process. 

      * Overseeing and operating two hallmark programs that directly serve over 3,000 PPS students, the After-School Academy (currently located at Faison, Perry, and Brashear) and the award winning Summer Dreamers Academy (operating at four sites this summer).


    Contact Us:  Outofschooltime@pghschools.org


    Melanie Claxton, Coordinator of Out-of-School Time 

    mclaxton1@pghschools.org | 412-529-3926


    Tylor Hart, Project Specialist, Partnerships, Data and Evaluation

    thart2@pghschools.org | 412-529-3537


    Sydni Mundy, Program Assistant, Curriculum and Programming

    smundy2@pghschools.org | 412-529-3533