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November 19, 2020 - Luminari is offering its innovative content on the airwaves to students and educators across Pennsylvania with two half-hour educational shows that will air on WQED-TV’s Showcase channel, which is broadcast locally on Channel 13. Tune in on November 23 (3:00pm) and November 30 (3:00pm).
May 15, 2020 - Luminari is producing a series of 12 short, fun and educational videos with activities and skill builders similar to what teens would find in each of its four in-person camps.:I want to be an Ambassador!; Speak & Tell!; Teen Writer!; and Camp Delicious! All online camps will have a takeaway or project that teens can work on in the comfort of their homes. They will also have access to downloadable online resources.
March 5, 2019 - Luminari, a Pittsburgh-based, nonprofit organization celebrating its tenth year, is pleased to announce the winners of its eighth annual merit scholarship essay contest-the Luminari Award and the Luminari ESL Award.
February 15, 2018 - Recipients of Seventh Annual Luminari Awards Represent “Diversity of Thought”  PITTSBURGH, PA, February 13, 2018–Luminari, a Pittsburgh-based, nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce the winners of its seventh annual Luminari Awards – the Luminari Thought Leadership Award and the Luminari ESL (English as …

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March 30, 2017 - For Immediate Release Luminari Contact: Beth Dolinar PITTSBURGH, PA, February 21, 2017–Luminari, a Pittsburgh-based, nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce the two winners of its sixth annual Luminari Award. The competition for this prestigious award was open to all …

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January 4, 2017 - For immediate release: Contact Beth Dolinar, Luminari Coordinator (412) 877-1888 Some events call for a drumroll and a trumpet flourish. Luminari, a Pittsburgh non-profit, is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, The website is a …

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October 3, 2016 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Luminari, a Pittsburgh-based non profit, has announced its Sixth Annual Luminari Awards, merit-based scholarships for students in grades 7 through 11. The essay competition for this prestigious award is open to all schools in the Pittsburgh region. …

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June 21, 2022 - Local students with the I Want to be an Ambassador! program had the opportunity to meet the ambassador to Ukraine.
February 4, 2022 - Camp Delicious! Director Erika Bruce was recently featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Learn more about chef Erika and how she built her career around her love of cooking, and the connection that happens when you cook for and with other people.
May 19, 2021 - Hilda Fu talks with Comcast Newsmakers host Tate Blanchard about "I Want to be an Ambassador!" (June 15-23) in-person summer camp where teenagers learn the art of diplomacy, service and considering other’s viewpoints to solve problems effectively and peacefully.
May 11, 2021 - Michael Bartley, Speak & Tell! Co-Director, talks with SLB's Larry Berger overcoming fears of public speaking and how teens can participate in our 2021 summer camps.
June 1, 2020 - Gina Catanzarite, Teen Writer! Director and Producer of Luminari's online camps, talks with SLB's Larry Berger about expanding our camps to provide free high-quality original videos. These dynamic and instructive segments offer demonstrations, lectures, lessons, and hands-on activities to inspire further learning.
May 11, 2020 - Luminari's online camps featured on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live segment about summer camps going online due to the coronavirus.
December 24, 2019 - A Pittsburgh-based nonprofit is doing its part to promote respect and civility by sponsoring the ninth annual Luminari scholarship for “I Want to be an Ambassador!” camp.
June 26, 2019 - Gina Catanzarite (#TeenWriter Director) was featured on PTL this morning to talk about all of our amazing #TeenSummerCamp offerings. Check out her interview now!!
June 21, 2019 - Saturday Light Brigade interview with Susan Brozek Scott and Gina Catanzarite with details on Luminari summer camp opportunities for youth.
May 23, 2019 - Pittsburgh’s future is bright. Organizations throughout the city are helping mold today’s kids into tomorrow’s leaders. From tots to teens, programs cater to every age level … because it’s never too early to give kids the keys to success.
May 18, 2019 - We are excited and honored to announce that County Executive Rich Fitzgerald declared May 15, 2019 “Luminari Day” in Allegheny County! Thank you to all of our alumni and friends for your constant support. And a special thank you to our Operations Manager Sheila Hyland, Ambassador Director Susan Brozek Scott & Assistant Director Kyle Smith for helping us with the designation.
May 9, 2019 - Pittsburgh Urban Media (PUM) features Luminari President, Hilda Pang Fu in a "One on One" interview.
March 20, 2019 - Luminari President Hilda Pang Fu shares her story on the 10 year anniversary of founding her Pittsburgh based non-profit.
March 17, 2019 - Camp Delicious! Director Roger Levine and Sous Chef Taylor Flora were invited on Pittsburgh Today Live to discuss Camp Delicious! and make an old family recipe of noodle pudding called Kugel. Enjoy!!