FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 14, 2013
Tony Dungy and Mark Nordenberg to Speak at Manchester Academic Charter School’s 15th Anniversary Celebration.
The Manchester Academic Charter School (MACS) will hold its 15th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15233. A VIP Reception will be held from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The Celebration Program is from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM, with a Reception immediately following. General Admission tickets are $100 and VIP tickets are $250.
NFL Television Analyst, Author, and Retired NFL Head Coach Tony Dungy is the Honorary Chair and will speak at the event; University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark Nordenberg will deliver the Keynote Address; and KDKA-TV News Anchor Kimberly Gill will be the MC. Board Chair Carl Cooper and Chief Executive Officer Vasilios Scoumis will also speak at the event.
MACS has operated as an independent charter school since 1998, with strong roots in the Manchester community reaching back over 40 years. School founders Dr. Betty and Rev. James Robinson established the Manchester Youth Development Center (MYDC) in 1968 to serve the needs of Manchester’s large population of children and youth. They expanded their focus to early childhood in 1979 with the opening of the Training Wheels community preschool, and again in the early 1990s, when they founded a small, community-centered, private elementary school located within MYDC. In 1998, the Pittsburgh Board of Education granted a charter to MACS, one of the first in the region. Today, MACS, MYDC and Training Wheels operate in a shared facility, providing high quality education and enrichment to children from early childhood through middle school. MACS serves over 250 children from the Northside and communities throughout Allegheny County.
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Vasilios Scoumis, CEO
By: James Shealey