Itâ€™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 â€œThe Muffin Manâ€ song, to break the tension of the moment but also in hopes of summoning the muffin man, who was late...read more
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
LUMINARI is honored to be featured as a Spotlight organization on The Heinz Endowmentsâ€™ 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!!
Mayor William Pedutoâ€™s Welcoming Pittsburgh Initiative is partnering with Citiparks to present the Spark! Film Series at this summerâ€™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 â€œthe state of having people who are different races or who have different cultures in a group or organization.â€ 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 â€œethnicâ€ and therefore people associate the word diversity with racial differences. However, I would argue that diversity is not limited to race...read more
LUMINARI programs are made possible by the generous support of our sponsors and patrons! We are extremely grateful for their belief in our mission and continued support!!!