For 20 years, the Schenley Heights Community Development Program has offered academic enrichment, early childhood education, and athletic programs to children of Pittsburgh’s Upper Hill District. Under Executive Director Carolyn Davis D’06, the nonprofit recently purchased the former Madison Elementary School and plans to bring all of its programs to one location while doubling the number of children served to 400. The group has been actively raising funds for renovation of the school, which is a city and national historic property. A former public school administrator, Carolyn was principal of Madison from 2002 to 2005. She was joined on the Schenley Heights team by DaVonna Graham ’08, the former director of programming.
An article about the program’s purchase of the former Madison school appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in February: “Directors Seek ‘Big Change’ as Tutorial Program Expands at Former Madison School in Upper Hill.”