Foster Grandparent Program

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PIC was named the sponsor for the Foster Grandparent Program of Southwestern Pennsylvania (FGP) in June 2014, continuing a long tradition of strengthening communities and fostering civic engagement to the region. FGP spans across Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Greene, Fayette, and Washington counties. Funded through the National Corporation for Community Service's Senior Corps, the FGP program provides volunteers a way to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities.

History of Organization:

FGP volunteers support academic and social-emotional needs by providing one-on-one attention as role models, mentors, and tutors to children and youth with special and exceptional needs. The volunteers serve 15 to 40 hours per week and often maintain an ongoing relationship, intensive relationship with the children and youth served for a year or longer.

The Senior Corps Foster Grandparent Program will help find just the right opportunity for you, whether you want to ...
•Provide guidance and mentoring to young people striving to succeed
•Tutor children from kindergarten through 12th grade
•Offer one-to-one support and counseling to struggling youth
•Open troubled youth's eyes to their potential

Since 1965, Foster Grandparents have volunteered in:
•public and private schools
•shelters and foster agencies
•before-school and afterschool programs
•Head Start, preschool, and daycare centers
•mental, developmental, rehabilitation, and correctional facilities

To be a foster grandparent through our program, an individual must: 55 years of age or older, a lawful resident of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Greene, Fayette, or Washington counties, determined by a physical examination to be capable to serve, and
4.agree to abide by all requirements.

We welcome FGP volunteers and volunteer stations who participated or served under the former sponsor as well as those who are interested in joining the program for the first time. To learn more or to request information, please contact Maria Campieri, program supervisor, at or 724-836-2600, ext. 281.

Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) provides opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to serve their communities and country through three programs: Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America. Working with national and community nonprofits, faith-based groups, schools, and local agencies, the Corporation engages more than two million Americans each year in meeting critical needs in education, the environment, public safety, homeland security, and other areas. The Corporation and its programs are part of USA Freedom Corps, a White House initiative to foster a culture of citizenship, service, and responsibility, and help all Americans answer the President's Call to Service.


Key Leaders

Name* Title/Description (Executive Director, Vice President, etc.) Phone Number 1 Phone Number 2 Fax Number Email Address
Maria Campieri Program Supervisor 724-836-2600 724-836-4588
Colleen Cavanaugh Program Coordinator 724-437-2590 724-787-0875
Carletta Alston Program Coordinator 724-728-2110 724-787-9397

Contact Information

Contact Person(s)

Name* Title/Description (Intake Specialist, Secretary, etc.) Phone Number 1 Phone Number 2 Fax Number Email Address
Maria Campieri program supervisor 724-836-2600, ext. 281

Web Addresses

Website* Title / Description (National, Local office, etc.)

Primary Address

Title/Description (Corporate office, Headquarters, etc.)

Foster Grandparent Program


219 Donohoe Road
Greensburg, PA 15601
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Additional Addresses:

Title/Description (Branch office, Satellite office, etc.) Address Line 1 Address Line 2 Address Line 3 City State Zip Code
Foster Grandparent Program 205 Beaver Valley MallMonacaPA15061 Foster Grandparent Program 112 Commonwealth DriveLemont FurnancePA15456

Service Area

SWPA<br /> Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, and Washington Counties

Services Provided

Available Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:30 pm

Fees/Cost for Services


Eligibility Requirements

55 +
Income Guidelines

Required Documentation


How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments

Contact a Program Coordinator to begin enrollment process

Speaker Available


Volunteer Use


Volunteer Need


Thank You To Our Sponsors

We are grateful to our many partners who provide financial and operational support.