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Welcome to the MAGIC of Afterschool!
Making a Greater Investment in our Children, Communities, and City

Mission: The Propel Afterschool Program will work with the school, the family and the
community to provide academic support and enrichment, opportunities in the arts and sciences, lessons on healthy lifelong habits and skills, and connections among families, schools, and communities.

Belief Statement: Extended Learning Time that has a base in clear goals, available data, and research-based practices can enhance learning during the regular day and make a dramatic difference in
children’s lives.

Afterschool MAGIC is committed to our afterschool goals:

  • Improve academic achievement (homework help and tutoring)
  • Encourage healthy lifelong skills (art, physical education, STEAM, social-emotional learning, nutrition)
  • Provide resources for children and families. (family engagement activities)
  • Connect with Communities (Advisory Board, community partners, and Service Learning)

Activities provided include academic support, art, science, physical education, healthy lifestyles, nutrition, and a nutritious snack or dinner depending on the Propel school.

For more information about your Propel School Afterschool program, please contact the Site Coordinator at your Propel School. 

Afterschool site coordinators

For K-12 Scholars

Our award-winning Afterschool Program is free to scholars in grades K-12. Held Monday through Thursday, and utilizing an ever-growing partner network, scholars are provided with unique academic and enrichment opportunities during after-school hours.


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Afterschool in Action 

Propel youth voices are heard discussing why Afterschool is important to them in an audio clip by SLB Radio Productions, INC. Lights On Audio Clip

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Afterschool Action Team

Contact the Propel Schools Afterschool Leadership Team at

Dr. Rosemary Anderson
412-325-7305 ext. 1310

Amy Burrows
Assistant Director
412-325-7305 ext 1370

Deanna Dugan
Assistant Director
412-325-7305 ext. 1590

Caitlin Nero 
Afterschool Program Specialist
412-325-7305 ext. 1820

Important Information

Prlogoopel Andrew Street High School, Propel Braddock Hills High School, Propel Middle School, Propel Homestead 6-8,  Propel McKeesport 6-8 and Northside 6-8  (Cohort 9),  Propel Hazelwood, Propel Homestead K-5, Propel Pitcairn, Propel Braddock Hills Elementary and Propel McKeesport K-5 (Cohort 10) are Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers funded, in part, through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.