M-PowerHouse located in Pittsburgh, PA addresses barriers that stand in the way of underserved youth and S.T.E.A.M. careers. Help make dreams a reality by donating to our nonprofit organization!

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M-PowerHouse is a
Contributor Choice Agency
with United Way #12581732


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M-PowerHouse is a community-based organization that offers multi-faceted grade and age-specific programs for youth to our community event forums that promote S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).

M-PowerHouse is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the New Energy Innovation Center. M-PowerHouse focuses on the educational, social, and economic factors that serve as barriers to success in the healthcare careers and all STEM-related fields.

The objective of M-PowerHouse is to challenge young people's critical-thinking process through early primary intervention and expose youth and community to a variety of healthcare and S.T.E.M. related disciplines. The program also seeks to support the development of youth and foster healthy young productive adults who can face the world through our creative approach that provides youth with a different opportunity to explore and make early career choices. The program goals specifically include providing supports to youth for building confidence and self-esteem to give them the necessary tools to make healthy life style decisions and career choices and to overcome personal, peer pressure and life challenging barriers that prevent youth from achieving academic and professional success.

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College Tour

On April 17th, 2019. A group of sophomore and junior high school students from Central Catholic High School was part of the M-PowerHouse "Bridge 2 the Future" Community College of Allegheny Tour. The tour was engaging and enlightening and gave these incredible students a variety of career and early college credit options.

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M-PowerHouse Bridge 2 the Future
"FedEx Hour of Code" Partner

M-PowerHouse and partner Fed-Ex Hour of Code Rick Wolfe, Manager FedEx Services
Information Technology, conducted a Hour of Code Program at Arsenal Middle School with speaker Richard Burgess an Engineer who spoke about underserved youth and inventors and engineers.
M-PowerHouse. M-Powering Young Minds. One Mind At A Time.



Rochelle Samuel, Carnegie Mellon University GEM Fellow, Terry Smith, President , M-PowerHouse of Greater Pittsburgh, Melanie Rich Wittrig Graduate Student Carnegie Mellon University. M-PowerHouse Bridge 2 the Future cyber security event conducted by Ms. Wittrig and motivational speaker Rochelle Samuel spoke to youth about African American engineers and inventors at Arsenal Middle School.
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M-PowerHouse Program and Partnership Highlights Include:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Includes:
  • Miller African Centered Academy
  • Robert Ware and Renee Hayes Penn State Center
  • The Citizen Science Lab
  • Harry Johnson, Pittsburgh Manager of BMe
  • Community College of Allegheny County
  • Pittsburgh Pirates Community Relations, Mr. Joel Gray
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Richard Garland, MSW, University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
  • Savoy Restaurant, Youth Dining Etiquette
  • S.T.E.A.M. Series - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Sheraden
  • Healthcare and S.T.E.M. programming - Emmanuel United Methodist Church.
  • Langley k-8 School - Pittsburgh Public School Youth Assembly
  • Pittsburgh Police D.A.R.E. – Featuring Officer James Brewer
  • Keynote Speaker, Mr. Clayton Adams, Academy Award Winning Movie "Twelve Years A Slave" Great, Great, Great Grandson of Solomon Northup with youth dramatic scene and book signing. Topic: The Importance of an Education
Durham, North Carolina:
  • North Carolina Central University School of Public Health
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Salvation Army
Some Previous Program Partnerships Include:
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Hillside High School
  • Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club
  • Burton Elementary School
  • Durham Regional Hospital, Duke University (North Carolina)




Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Ugo Nwankwo, Cardiologist

Ugo Nwankwo, MD is a Pediatric Cardiology Fellow. Originally born and raised in Ann Arbor,
Michigan, he graduated cum laude and with Honors in the Arts and
Sciences from The Ohio State University with a degree in Microbiology.
While there, he was also a guard on the Men's Basketball team.

Dr. Ugo Nwankwo

After graduation, he spent a year working with a home health physician in inner-city Detroit, then went on to receive his medical degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UPMC. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He plans to complete a fellowship in pediatric interventional catheterization when
he completes his training in pediatric cardiology. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and two daughters.