about the program

Through a partnership with the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, we offer a program that brings educators together to explore questions about how to center racial justice and equity through creative, arts-informed, innovative and relevant curricular engagements.

Activities and discussion throughout the institute engage educators to reflect on their identities, lives and literacies; center their hopes, desires, dreams and themselves as significant in our movement toward freedom; critically examine meanings of equity in learning; and lovingly understand the valuable role played by our very own creativities, such as poetry, spoken word, art and song.

upcoming dates

July 29 – August 2, 2024


Learn more and download a flyer here

Apply for the upcoming Genius, Joy and Love Institute here

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

For more information, please contact Rachel Madden at rmadden@pittsburghkids.org.