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There are various ways to support the Urban Academy. Through your contribution of time or monetary donations, we are able to pursue a widespread of opportunities, otherwise not afforded to our scholars and their families. Our students deserve the best and we are grateful for the financial and in-kind support that helps us achieve our mission.

Join us every Tuesday for the nationally recognized day of giving!



“I appreciate that the school emphasizes African American history and culture, that my children develop a sense of pride in who they are, where they’ve come from, and the many role models they have to look up to in the black community. “ – Urban Academy Parent

If you would like to give to the foundation, please address to the Urban Academy, and on the for the line, please write “Donation for The Urban Reach Foundation”.

If you would like to give it to the school, please address to the Urban Academy, and on the for the line, please write “Donation for The Urban Academy”.

Give to Urban Academy

Become a Donor

To learn more about ways you can contribute to growing our students and the future of our school, please contact Whitney Wall, Director of Operations at 412.361.1008 ext 215 or

* We are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, therefore any contribution made is tax deductible. 

Annual Reports

We appreciate your interest in wanting to support the Urban Academy of Greater Pittsburgh Charter School through giving.  Your financial support and contributions help provide an extraordinary education for our students and enable us to meet our areas of greatest need.  All gifts made to the Urban Academy will go to the school’s foundation, The Urban Reach Foundation, whose sole mission is to provide general support and fundraising for the Urban Academy.  As the Urban Academy and the Urban Reach Foundation are both 501(c)(3) organizations, your gift is 100% tax deductible. If you would like to support the Urban Academy with a gift by means other than PayPal or Snowball Fundraising(Give Online) or have any questions, please contact the school’s Chief Operating Officer, Brandon D. Coney at 

Board of Directors 

Ms. Marita Bradley – President

Ms. Shavonne Lowry – Vice President

Mr. Brandon D. Coney – Treasurer

Dr. Linda Kmetz – Secretary

Dr.  Angelique Drakeford

Dr. Julia Kaufman

Mr. K. Chase Patterson

State of Black Learning Conference

State of Black Learning (SBL) is a 3-day conference designed for thought leaders, learning stakeholders, and educators across Pittsburgh and the country who teach and support learning through various platforms. The conference uses insightful analysis, commentary, and facilitated dialogue on best practices to help participants critically discuss how systemic inequities in race, gender, and socioeconomic status continue to shape and impact learning for Black children.

Whether considering a child’s home life or integrating a learning strategy to enhance student engagement, it is essential to hone in on the ways in which educators interact with and teach Black students. SBL is strategically designed to increase educator effectiveness and provide the tools necessary to help participants address all the factors that improve student outcomes and help Black children lear

The generous philanthropic support of parents, grandparents, alumni, friends, faculty and staff allows Urban Academy to thrive. Urban relies on tax-deductible gifts—of all sizes—to provide an exceptional educational experience. 

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