Monday, September 1, 2008
A former Presbyterian minister and founder of The Pittsburgh Project officially take the post of Executive Director for The Pittsburgh Promise. Saleem Ghubrill says he will be more than just a fundraiser. He says he wants to make sure the students are not just being offer money to college but also an education that will allow them to succeed when they get there. Pittsburgh Promise offers scholarships to Pittsburgh Public school students. The money is meant to be “last mile funding” after all other sources are exhausted. Pittsburgh Promise is currently in the process of raising 90 million dollars to match a challenge gift.