The Bridge 1.11
February 18, 2018
We have some big news here at City of Bridges! It is time to begin welcoming our founding students and families to the school. We have opened our application process and are looking forward to building our community. The link to our application page can be found here. The application is available as a PDF on our website, if you would like a word document version of the application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let us know if you have questions along the way, but please wait until you have compiled all of the application materials before you send them along to us.
We have begun holding get togethers so that interested students and parents can get to know each other and have the opportunity to meet some of the COBHS team. We will have applications available at our get togethers. If you would like an invitation to one of our events, for both students and parents, please reach out to email@example.com.
The Rest of our Board
Last issue we shared two of the members of our intrepid Board of Directors and this issue we wanted to share the other three members with you:
Mac Howison, Chairperson of the Board
Mac Howison is the Program Officer for Creative Learning at The Heinz Endowments, where his work focuses primarily on grantee initiatives that intersect with the Endowments’ Creativity and Learning program areas. The Program Officer for Creative Learning reflects the Endowments’ emphasis on work that helps ensure a regional environment where all Pittsburgh residents – especially children and youth – have access to the benefits of creative opportunities.
Prior to joining The Heinz Endowments, Mac was the Senior Program Officer for Catalytic Funding at The Sprout Fund, where he worked with regional and national philanthropic partners to build strong networks and make nearly $7 million of community-decided investments in more than 1,000 early-stage projects, organizations, innovators, and activities.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mac is President of the board of directors of Bike Pittsburgh where he works to make Pittsburgh communities safe and welcoming through biking and walking improvements. A musician, painter, and outdoor enthusiast, he has a BFA in Fine Art from Carnegie Mellon University and resides in the Swissvale neighborhood of Pittsburgh with his wife Jennifer, an artist and teacher.