Something is always happening at SHIM

From Mongolia to Pittsburgh: Bringing English language skills to children in need

With a wealth of worldwide experience teaching children, SHIM is proud to introduce Diana Hunsberger, the lead teacher in our Early Childhood Program (ECP), which prepares local three- and four-year-olds…

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A “Taste of Home” Grows in SHIM’s Gardens

Here at SHIM’s community gardens, we don’t just grow produce for families in need, we grow the exotic ingredients that enable refugee families to make their favorite meals. Check out…

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Lights On Afterschool: Kids can choose from 65 free quality events in Pittsburgh

Kidsburgh – When the final school bell rings on Thursday, Oct. 24, the fun will just be getting started. Around the country, schools, libraries, community centers and other organizations will…

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‘United for Women’ helps local women emerge from crisis

TribLIVE – Andreá Long never expected to be a fulltime caregiver to her teenage son. But, after an injury in a pickup football game left the 14-year-old unable to walk,…

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From Refugee to College Student: The Five Greatest Lessons We Learned at SHIM

It is hard to imagine where each of us would be today if it weren’t for SHIM. Would one of us be in love with software development and another preparing…

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Back in the classroom

While most learning happens in the classroom, what happens outside of the classroom can be just as important. Here at SHIM, our After School Program partners community volunteers with local…

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SHIM’s back-to-school celebrations provide families with school supplies

TribLIVE – Kamik Kharel is excited to start first grade at McAnnulty Elementary in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District. Thanks to nonprofit South Hills Interfaith Movement’s back-to-school celebrations, held Aug. 12-16,…

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Baldwin alum, Nepal native receives full scholarship to Villanova

TribLIVE – Ritika Chamlagai has never doubted that she will someday be a doctor. As a child growing up in a refugee camp in Nepal, the hospitals were lacking even…

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What’s Happening: Week of Aug. 4

The Almanac –Back-to-school events at SHIM South Hills Interfaith Movement will host three back-to-school celebrations to provide more than 700 backpacks, donated by CentiMark Corp., and new school supplies to…

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Food pantries need extra help in summer

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – During the school year, 43,000 children rely on free and reduced-price meals throughout Allegheny County. In the South Hills, nearly 4,000 kids qualify for these meals. But…

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