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by Beth Dolinar

It’s 8:37 a.m. and the tour bus is ready to pull away for the trip home. On that bus are 13 hungry teenagers.
The adults are pacing at the front gate of American University in Washington, D.C., waiting for breakfast to arrive. A few are singing “The Muffin Man” song, to break the tension of the moment but also in hopes of summoning the muffin man, who was late... read more

LUMINARI is honored to be featured as a Spotlight organization on The Heinz Endowments’ website. Earlier this year, we received a grant from the foundation to support our teen summer programs. From July 20 to August 2, look for articles, photos & videos that highlight the unique, mind-broadening programs we offer to the Pittsburgh community. We are extremely excited & grateful to tell our story to a wider audience through the generosity of the Heinz Endowments... read more
CONGRATULATIONS to all 2015 teens, instructors, guest presenters and partners!! 
I Want to be an Ambassador! 2015: Photo Album
Teen Writer! 2015:   Fantastic Fiction Photo Album   |   Journalism & Opinion Writing Photo Album
Camp Delicious! 2015: Photo Album  |   Camp Delicious! 2015 Video

Mayor William Peduto’s Welcoming Pittsburgh Initiative is partnering with Citiparks to present the Spark! Film Series at this summer’s Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park. Spark! includes a vibrant lineup of films that feature stories from diverse cultures. The series seeks to bring together Pittsburghers of all backgrounds and spark an engaging cultural dialogue... View Film Schedule
Winning Entry by CHARIS ALLEN  

Merriam-Webster defines diversity as “the state of having people who are different races or who have different cultures in a group or organization.” Although, Webster dictionaries have been highly accredited, this definition is not entirely accurate. In this century, the word diversity has become synonymous with the word “ethnic” and therefore people associate the word diversity with racial differences. However, I would argue that diversity is not limited to more
LUMINARI programs are made possible by the generous support of our sponsors and patronsWe are extremely grateful for their belief in our mission and continued support!!!
About Luminari 
Luminari is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization founded to foster activites that broaden minds, inspire innovations and promote community engagement.

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