FAQs

Who is eligible for the after-school program?

Everyone is eligible for the program. Our program is open to students in Pre-K* through 12th grade.

*Children must be 4 years old and potty trained to be eligible for our Pre-K program.

How much does the program cost?

This program is completely free!

How can a student join?

An application must be completed and if the student’s site is full, he or she will be put on a waiting list.

Where is the program located?

CARES at Wesley – Pre-K through 5th, 2701 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa

CARES at JXGCC – 6th through 12th, 1852 Enoch Street, Pittsburgh, Pa

What are the days and hours of the afterschool program?

Our program operates Monday through Thursday, 2:30-6:00pm.

What happens when there is no school?

Our program will be closed if Pittsburgh Public Schools are closed.

What happens when there is a 2 hour delay?

Even if there is a delay, our program will be operate its regular hours.

Are food or snacks provided?

Yes, there is both a snack and meal given to each child. If your child has any food allergies, please indicate them on the application.

Is transportation provided?

Yes, we pick up from every school in the Hill District, Liberty & Linden and Dilworth and transport them to their respective centers. We also transport the students who live in the Hill District to their homes.