Funded Projects beginning with N
NAEA Convention Stipend
$1,500 » Mattress Factory, 2014 Remake Learning conference stipend
NAEA Convention Stipend, a project of Mattress Factory, enabled Felice Cleveland, Director of Education at the Mattress Factory, to present at the 2014 National Art Education Association Convention in San Diego, CA from March 28-31, 2014. The annual NAEA Convention was the largest art education convention in the world, providing substantive professional development services to improve visual arts instruction in American schools. At the convention, Felice participated in a panel discussion on the topic “Partners in Art: Museums and Artists Working Together to Create Experiences for Multi-Generational Audiences.”
NAESP Conference Stipend
$1,500 » Avonworth School District, 2016 Remake Learning conference stipend
National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Conference Stipend, a project of Avonworth School District, enabled Scott Miller, Primary Center Principal at Avonworth School District, to attend the NAESP annual conference July 6-8, 2016 in National Harbor, MD. The NAESP Conference shared the building blocks and stepping stones for making schools a successful learning community and a model of excellence. With more than 100 education sessions, attendees reaped the benefits of best practices, success stories, and practical solutions that could be applied school-wide. Scott presented the session Infusing Creativity and Design through Making in Grades K-2 on behalf of the Remake Learning Network.
NAEYC Conference 2015
$1,400 » Fred Rogers Center, 2015 Remake Learning conference stipend
NAEYC Conference 2015, a project of Fred Rogers Center, enabled Tanya Baronti, Digital Media and Learning Project Manager at the Fred Rogers Center, to participate in the 2015 NAEYC Conference in Orlando, FL November 18-21, 2015. NAEYC was the largest early childhood education conference in the world, where educators participated in hundreds of presentations and exhibits each year. Tanya exhibited and presented on behalf of the Remake Learning Network at the 2015 conference.
NAEYC Conference 2015
$1,500 » Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, 2015 Remake Learning conference stipend
NAEYC Conference 2015, a project of Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, enabled Samantha Ellwood, Associate Director of Educational Programs at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, and Elise Oberdick, Educational Program Specialist at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, to participate in the 2015 NAEYC Conference in Orlando, FL November 18-21, 2015. NAEYC was the largest early childhood education conference in the world, where educators participated in hundreds of presentations and exhibits each year. Samantha and Elise exhibited and presented on behalf of the Remake Learning Network at the 2015 conference.
NAEYC Conference 2015
$900 » PAEYC, 2015 Remake Learning conference stipend
NAEYC Conference 2015, a project of PAEYC, enabled Shimira Williams, Integration Specialist at TekStart, to participate in the 2015 NAEYC Conference in Orlando, FL November 18-21, 2015. NAEYC was the largest early childhood education conference in the world, where educators participated in hundreds of presentations and exhibits each year. Shimira exhibited and presented on behalf of the Remake Learning Network at the 2015 conference.
NAF and Cooney Center Summer Institute Conference Delegation
$900 » Pittsburgh Public Schools, 2016 Remake Learning conference stipend
NAF and Cooney Center Summer Institute Conference Delegation, a project of Pittsburgh Public Schools, enabled Carol Barone-Martin, Executive Director at Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Early Childhood Center, to participate in the New America Foundation and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop Summer Institute: Language Development and Family Engagement in the Digital Age in Washington D.C. on August 2-3, 2016. NAF and the Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop hosted a network building and leadership development institute for community leaders, policymakers, and researchers in the fields of family engagement and early literacy who were interested in new approaches for the Digital Age.
NAF and Cooney Center Summer Institute Conference Delegation
$900 » Fred Rogers Center, 2016 Remake Learning conference stipend
NAF and Cooney Center Summer Institute Conference Delegation, a project of Fred Rogers Center, enabled Tanya Baronti, Digital Media and Learning Project Manager at Fred Rogers Center, to participate in the New America Foundation and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop Summer Institute: Language Development and Family Engagement in the Digital Age in Washington D.C. on August 2-3, 2016. NAF and the Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop hosted a network building and leadership development institute for community leaders, policymakers, and researchers in the fields of family engagement and early literacy who were interested in new approaches for the Digital Age.
NAF and Cooney Center Summer Institute Conference Delegation
$2,700 » PAEYC, 2016 Remake Learning conference stipend
NAF and Cooney Center Summer Institute Conference Delegation, a project of PAEYC, enabled Sue Polojac, Co-Director of Quality Initiatives at PAEYC; Shimira K. Williams, Chief Educational Officer at TekStart; and Tiffini Gorman, Early Childhood Manager at the City of Pittsburgh, to participate in the New America Foundation and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop Summer Institute: Language Development and Family Engagement in the Digital Age in Washington D.C. on August 2-3, 2016. NAF and the Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop hosted a network building and leadership development institute for community leaders, policymakers, and researchers in the fields of family engagement and early literacy who were interested in new approaches for the Digital Age.
National Art Education Association National Conference
$1,500 » West Jefferson Hills School District, 2016 Remake Learning conference stipend
National Art Education Association National Conference, a project of West Jefferson Hills School District, enabled Adam Gebhardt, art teacher and technology educator in West Jefferson Hills School District, to attend the national conference in New York City from March 2-4, 2017. The National Art Education Association National Conference was the largest art education conference in the world. The conference events focused on current trends in art education, policy changes, best practices, adaptations and modifications of teaching to meet the needs of all students, technological advances related to art education, and multiculturalism.
The National Road Juried Art Exhibition
$1,500 » Friends of Market Street Arts, 2012 Seed Award project support
The National Road Juried Art Exhibition, a project of Friends of Market Street Arts and the Frank L. Melega Museum, established an Annual Regional Exhibition showcasing the visual artistic talent of the region. The exhibit was open to all artists 18 and older living and working in Fayette, Washington, Greene and Westmoreland counties. The project also worked with the Art department at CalU to provide hands-on opportunities for art majors to experience the workings of such an exhibit and of the festival.
National Summit for Education Equity Conference Stipend
$1,000 » Carnegie Mellon University, 2016 Remake Learning conference stipend
National Summit for Education Equity Conference Stipend, a project of Carnegie Mellon University, enabled Jessica Kaminsky, CREATE Lab Project Director at Carnegie Mellon University, to attend the 2016 Summit from April 11-13, 2016 in Alexandria, VA. The conference offered workshops and sessions that engageed participants in learning about new research, tools, and strategies for improving policies and practices to close achievement, participation, and interest gaps. Jessica co-presented on Hear Me’s Gender and STEM Campaign on behalf of the Remake Learning Network.
Native Appalachian Garden
$20,000, 2010 Spring project support
Native Appalachian Garden, a project of Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, built a nursery that cultivated woodland species of the Appalachian Plateau and Coves. Volunteer master gardeners worked together with horticulture students from Bidwell Training Center to inventory a collection of sprouts and nurture new specimens from seedlings to maturity.
Native Plant Education Project
$1,050 » Manchester Citizens Corporation (MCC), 2015 One Northside project support
Native Plant Education Project, a project of Manchester Citizens Corporation, was a nature education program at Shelby’s Corner, a native plants garden in the Manchester neighborhood. Focused on educating local residents about native plant identification and care for green spaces, the project collaborated with the Bidwell Training Center Horticultural Program to host classes and workdays, including the planting of 16 new trees in the garden.
$11,000, 2009 Spark project support
Natural Discovery, a project of Tender Care Learning Center, took an innovative approach to playground design by creating an interactive kinetic sculpture that used simple mechanics, solar panels, and electrical generators to engage children with technology in its simplest form.
Neighborhood Music Visits
$12,000 » Fred Rogers Center, 2015 Spark project support
Neighborhood Music Visits, a project of the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College, provided young children with an opportunity to learn from Saint Vincent College student musicians through a “music visit”. Designed to inspire wonder and encourage positive self-expression in children ages 1 to 8, a student facilitator and a student performer hosted discovery experiences to learn about the instrument, the performer, creative expression, learning challenges, and constructive ways to manage feelings. Moreover, this project built a model of interdisciplinary service learning by college students with child development interests or musical talents to reach out to underserved children in their own community.
Neighborhood Narratives: Greetings from Pittsburgh
$5,000, 2008 Community Connections project support
Neighborhood Narratives: Greetings from Pittsburgh was a series of ten short narrative films portraying the experience, character, and stories of the diverse and unique neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. Created by filmmakers living in each of these ten neighborhoods, the project was an opportunity to see communities from the inside out, allowing filmmakers to tell stories of humor, sadness, romance, and even music that express both the character of the neighborhoods and the personal experience of their narrators. The project focused on connecting people to their communities and celebrating that relationship in a lasting tribute to the city that we all call home.
Neighborhoods in the Wings: A Tour of Spring Garden and East Deutschtown
$1,050 » The Allegheny City Society, 2015 One Northside project support
Neighborhoods in the Wings: A Tour of Spring Garden and East Deutschtown, a project of The Allegheny City Society, was a bus and walking tour of the Spring Garden and East Allegheny-Deutschtown neighborhoods. The tour included stops at Heinz Lofts, Neu Kirche Contemporary Arts Center, and Wigle Whiskey and featured a free picnic lunch and discussion sessions. More than 70 people took part in the tour, learning about the history, characteristics, and potential future for their neighborhoods.
$10,000 » Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center, 2015 Hive project support
Neu Girls, a project of Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center, was a program with a generative curriculum focused on the processes of photography, printmaking, zine making, and exhibition design. The program introduced new conceptual ideas and technical processes through extended projects, critiques, and field trips led by guest artists while also enabling the participants to express themselves through art. The program targeted engaging under-resourced girls between the ages of 8-18 in the Northside of Pittsburgh.
New Moon Orchestra
$3,760, 2005 Seed Award project support
New Moon Orchestra was Pittsburgh’s first traditional Chinese music orchestra dedicated to the performance of Chinese and East Asian repertoire. The group premiered their work at a concert at the historic Carnegie Music Hall.
New Pittsburgh Collaborative
$7,000 » Leadership Pittsburgh, 2002 Seed Award project support
New Pittsburgh Collaborative, a project of Leadership Pittsburgh, joined together a variety of local groups serving individuals under 40. Sharing a vision of Pittsburgh as a diverse and vibrant community, these organizations used the New Pittsburgh Collaborative to unite their voices, cohesively and powerfully, and to enact change.
The New Yinzer
$8,750, 2002 Seed Award project support
The New Yinzer was an online magazine that provided an outlet for local and national writers to publish experimental nonfiction and fiction, work that had been largely overlooked by mainstream publishing companies.
“The Night Garden” (2008)
Jill Fisher and Katherine Young, 2008 Community Murals mural
Katherine Young and Jill Fisher’s The Night Garden explored color theory with the mural’s design, located on an office and apartment building in Sheraden. The artists carefully considered their palette, choosing cool colors to represent a nighttime garden scene. The flora motif especially resonated with Sheraden community members, who expressed interest in a design with a great amount of visual beauty. Fisher and Young’s complex design was a difficult one to pull off, but their work was ultimately rewarded with a beautiful albeit ambitious addition to the Sprout portfolio.
Nine Mile Run Bike & Block Party
$1,000 » Nine Mile Run Watershed Association, 2015 Sprout Sponsorship sponsorship
Nine Mile Run Bike & Block Party, a project of Nine Mile Run Watershed Association, introduced residents of Pittsburgh’s East End to sustainable urban rainwater projects through the lens of a cyclist. Projects were highlighted through a bike tour, which began and ended at Biddle’s Escape coffee shop. After the bike tour a street was closed for a watershed community block party that included information tables to continue the watershed conversations, yoga cool down stretches, food trucks, drink vendors, and live music.
Ninety: Pittsburgh in a Board Game
$1,000, 2012 Social Innovation Exchange project support
Ninety: Pittsburgh in a Board Game, a project by Adam Shuck, was a board game that lets players run for mayor across Pittsburgh’s ninety city neighborhoods. Born out of a city walkabout in summer of 2012 that toured all 90 of Pittsburgh’s distinct neighborhoods in eleven hours, Ninety is both an exceptionally entertaining board game and an exploration of the city, encouraging players to learn more about their neighbors across any number of rivers, gorges or bridges. With Sprout Funding, Shuck and his partners produced multiple copies of the game to take on tour around the city to let residents play and inspire conversation about the place we all call home.
NMC Summer Conference
$900 » Bible Center Church, Inc., 2014 Remake Learning conference stipend
NMC Summer Conference, a project of Bible Center Church, Inc., enabled Jomari Peterson, Manager of Community and Economic Development at The Maker’s Place, to present at the NMC Summer Conference on behalf of the Digital Corps with Dustin Stiver of The Sprout Fund and Mila Yochum of APOST.
NMC Summer Conference Stipend
$2,000 » Duquesne University, 2014 Remake Learning conference stipend
NMC Summer Conference Stipend, a project of Duquesne University, enabled Jordan Mroziak and Lisa Hoak, Director and Co-director of Take Part, to present at the New Media Consortium Summer Conference. The NMC Conference convened each year to focus on technologies, trends and challenges that were making a huge impact on teaching and learning. At the conference, Jordan and Lisa hosted two presentations: a break-out session focused on engaging students by leveraging culturally relevant technologies; and a featured session that investigated the role of open social network and learning management system, Schoology, in shaping an online arts program aimed at active learning.
Nomadic College Design Headquarters
$5,500 » The Saxifrage School, 2011 Seed Award project support
Nomadic College Design Headquarters, a project of The Saxifrage School, expanded the organization’s work envisioning an affordable new college in Pittsburgh by setting up roaming headquarters in the three neighborhoods they were assessing as potential campuses (Millvale, Lower Northside, and the East End). They set up shop in donated, vacant spaces that were part office, part public art space, and part classroom. In accordance with the school’s philosophy of productive inquiry, there was a balance of making things and considering ideas.
North Side Housing Justice Alliance
$10,000 » Northside Coalition for Fair Housing, 2015 One Northside project support
North Side Housing Justice Alliance, a project of Northside Coalition for Fair Housing, organized a resident alliance of Northside Multifamily and Public Housing Community residents to create a unified voice for affordability, improvement of housing conditions, and increased quality of life. The Alliance shared information, wisdom, and resources, helping to build power and voice for underserved Northsiders.
North Side National Night Out 2016
$1,050 » Providence Connections, 2016 One Northside project support
North Side National Night Out 2016, a project of Providence Connections, was part of a larger annual national movement that focused on a community-building campaign, promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods, like the North Side, safer and better places to live. The North Side Night out gave residents, community partners, and law enforcement a place to come together to share a meal, listen to music, and enjoy one another’s company, helping to build the relationships needed for strong communication and a strong community.
North Side National Night Out 2017
$1,000 » Providence Connections, 2017 One Northside project support
North Side National Night Out 2017, a project of Providence Connections, was part of an annual national movement that focused on a community-building campaign, promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. The North Side Night out helped to build the relationships needed for strong communication and a strong community through positive interactive. The event began with a cookout at Providence Connections followed by a community parade down Brighton Road to continue the festivities at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Woods Run.
Northside Apprenticeship Program
$1,050, 2015 One Northside project support
Northside Apprenticeship Program, a project led by Ginger Underwood, introduced Northside residents to the educational and employment opportunities offered by apprenticeship programs in the skilled building trades. The project targeted African-American men ages 18 to 40 and engaged more than 50 community members in conversations that led to signups for face-to-face and virtual apprenticeships.
Northside Family Legacy
$1,050 » North Side Partnership Project, 2016 One Northside project support
Northside Family Legacy, a project of North Side Partnership Project, recognized Northside families for achievement in Academics, Sports, and Performing Arts. The project focused on positive achievements within the community with the aim of encouraging excellence across generations. The community nominated the pilot Legacy family, who then had their achievements showcased at a community dinner.
Northside Greenways Map
$1,050 » Hollow Oak Land Trust will provide assistance, 2015 One Northside project support
Northside Greenways Map, a project of Hollow Oak Land Trust, produced a map that identified clusters of parks throughout the Northside and surrounding boroughs, ranging from Riverview Park to Tom’s Run Nature Reserve in Emsworth. The Greenway map connected greenspaces in multiple neighborhoods and municipalities through two routes traversable by bicycle and on foot.
Northside Homeless Collaboration
$7,500 » L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry, 2015 One Northside project support
Northside Homeless Collaboration, a project of L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry, was a collection of local organizations that served the homeless through collaboration, collection of resources, and engagement. Over 15 organizations met to discuss current trends, brainstorm new initiatives, and implement effective outreach strategies. By avoiding a duplication of services, this conglomerate of organizations was successful at streamlining services to the Northside’s homeless population and continued to strengthen its services through networking and teamwork.
Northside Lot Tenders
$1,000 » Northside Common Ministries, 2017 One Northside project support
Northside Lot Tenders, a project fiscally sponsored by Northside Common Ministries, mobilized volunteers through the California-Kirkbride Neighbors and Charles Street Valley Area Council to clear and beautify vacant lots. The project brought pride to the neighborhood and provided safe places for children to play through regular volunteer days when they tend to neglected greenspaces.
Northside Oldtimers City Steps Project
$1,050 » Northside Oldtimers Inc, 2015 One Northside project support
Northside Oldtimers City Steps Project, a project of Northside Oldtimers Inc, restored five sets of city steps by cleaning up underbrush, painting the railings, and installing planter boxes at the tops and bottoms of each of the sets of steps in California-Kirkbride and Central Northside. In addition to beautifying the steps and making them more accessible and functional, the project provided an opportunity for positive interaction among neighbors young and old.
Northside Provider Engagement
$15,000 » PAEYC, 2015 One Northside project support
Northside Provider Engagement, a project of PAEYC, brought the Early Learning Hub Strategy model to the Northside. Informed by an advisory committee, the Hub strategy worked to identify and recruit providers interested in being a part of a cohort to develop the Northside Early Learning Hub Strategy.
Northside Sound System
$1,050, 2015 One Northside project support
Northside Sound System, a project led by Tim Vernon, assembled high quality sound and projection equipment for use by community groups, organizations in Troy Hill, and the surrounding neighborhoods of the Northside. During its first season of use, the Northside Sound System was used by Troy Hill Citizens, Inc. for enhancing entertainment at Music in the Park and Movies in the Park, as well as by local residents for events in neighborhood parks, shared spaces, and private homes..
Northside Summer Water Polo
$1,050 » Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, 2015 One Northside project support
Northside Summer Water Polo, a project of Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, led summer-long swimming and water polo lessons for Northsiders of all ages at Citiparks’ Sue Murray Swim Pool. The program created a welcoming environment to introduce the community to water polo, digital badges, and new friends from the Northside through organized activities and coaching.
Northside Toastmasters Capacity Building
$1,050 » Toastmasters International, 2016 One Northside project support
Northside Toastmasters Capacity Building, a project of Toastmasters International, increased neighborhood awareness of, and participation in, the Northside Toastmasters Club. The Toastmasters provided a low-cost, high-quality, self-paced educational program that gave members valuable speaking and leadership experience in a non-threatening and supportive environment.
Northside’s Got Talent
$1,000 » Greater Allen A.M.E. Church, 2017 One Northside project support
Northside’s Got Talent, a project of Greater Allen A.M.E. Church, introduced Northside youth to performance art through voice, piano, and group dance summer classes. The program worked to overcome neighborhood strife by bringing youth together through the arts and a celebratory event where school supplies were distributed.
Northside’s Heartland Project
$10,000 » Allegheny City Society, 2015 One Northside project support
Northside’s Heartland Project, a project of Allegheny City Society, developed a sense of community pride and knowledge of neighborhood history through neighborhood tours and programming in Brightwood / Marshall Shadeland, California-Kirkbride, Fineview, Perry Hilltop / Perry South, and Charles St. / Pleasant Valley. Using historical information collected from each featured neighborhood, the customized tours both engaged current residents and attracted people that were not familiar with the area. The resulting deliverable at the end of the project was a dataset and written document that provided a comprehensive history of each of the five neighborhoods accompanied by documentation of the community engagement throughout the project.
Northview Heights Summer Nights
$10,000 » Youth Places, 2016 One Northside project support
Northview Heights Summer Nights, a project of Youth Places, partnered with the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh and the Northview Heights Citizens Council to provide summer recreational activities in the Northview Heights Estates community. The spirit of the community was bolstered through community events that brought together families, friends, and neighbors to enjoy movies, refreshments, and camaraderie. Additionally, Science on the Road demonstrations were held to engage youth through interactive exhibits that cultivated learning during the summer months.
Northview Heights Women’s Writers Group
$5,000 » Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center, 2016 One Northside project support
Northview Heights Women’s Writers Group, a project of Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center, expanded the creative writing/performance program for women in Northview Heights. The program focused on female empowerment and self-expression, building upon the momentum from the pilot year in order to introduce the participants to new audiences while also expanding project collaborations throughout the Northside.
Nritya! Guinena Fare!
$6,000 » Srishti Dances of India, 2005 Seed Award project support
Nritya! Guinena Fare!, a project of Srishti Dances of India, was a showcase of two distinct styles of world dance—Indian classical dance by Srishti Dances and the Orissa Academy, and African dance by UMOJ—that highlighted diversity and multicultural traditions in Pittsburgh.
NSR Fiscal Sponsorship Partnership
$4,500 » New Sun Rising, 2016 Seed Award project support
Through a partnership with The Sprout Fund, New Sun Rising (NSR) offered fiscal sponsorship services to independent project managers who had been awarded $1,000 One Northside Neighbor-to-Neighbor grants or $1,000 Grand Ideas grants at no additional cost to the Sprout project manager. New Sun Rising enhanced the traditional fiscal sponsorship model, including the benefits of 501(c)(3) status, by offering the resources and services of NSR’s MODE program to fiscally sponsored projects. NSR offered mentoring programs, workshops, assistance with nonprofit organizational development, grant applications, strategic networking, consideration of funding options, advocacy for the project, and logistical resources and support.
NSTA Conference Stipend
$1,000 » Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, 2016 Remake Learning conference stipend
NSTA Conference Stipend, a project of Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, enabled Rebecca Grabman, MAKESHOP Manager at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s MAKESHOP, to attend the National Science Teachers Association annual conference March 31 - April 2, 2016 in Nashville, TN. NSTA conferences offered the latest in science content, teaching strategy, and research to enhance and expand professional growth. The NSTA gathering in Nashville served as a national conference with attendees from across the country. Rebecca presented on a panel that addressed the role of failure and tinkering as it relates to science learning on behalf of the Remake Learning Network.
NTOSAKE Leadership Training
$1,050 » Bidwell Street United Presbyterian Church, 2016 One Northside project support
NTOSAKE Leadership Training, a project of Bidwell Street United Presbyterian Church, was a leadership training for women to build capacity for organizing community activities in Perry North, Manchester, and Chateau. The Ntosake development program empowered participating women to develop leadership skills, confidence, and life direction to benefit the Northside.
Ntosake Leadership Training Delegation
$1,000 » Bidwell Street United Presbyterian Church, 2017 One Northside project support
Ntosake Leadership Training Delegation, a project of Bidwell Street United Presbyterian Church, enabled three Northside women to attend the 2017 Ntosake Women’s Leadership Training in Kansas City, MO. This annual training focused on providing a toolbox of leadership skills that level up and build on what they have learned in previous years. The women then implemented these skills through their work with Northside youth.