Bender Leadership Academy Receives Grant from Staunton Farm Foundation

The Bender Leadership Academy announced that it has been awarded a grant from the Staunton Farm Foundation. This generous grant will help guide the Bender Leadership Academy’s strategic planning and will enable us to grow in the most efficient and effective way to advance our mission.

Chair of the Board, Joyce Bender, Joins Rob Pratte on KDKA

Listen to Joyce’s segment with Rob Pratte, KDKA Newsradio announcer as she talks about the Mary Brougher Mental Health Initiative and Bender Leadership Academy.

Bender Leadership Academy Selected for Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame

The Bender Leadership Academy is proud to announce that it has been selected for the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame for 2022.

Bender Leadership Academy Launches Groundbreaking #NotAshamed Campaign

The Bender Leadership Academy is taking a historic leap forward this June through our #NotAshamed campaign, which is part of the Mary Brougher Mental Health Initiative at the Academy.

Bender Leadership Academy Board Member Named in Pittsburgh Business Times Power 100

Joyce Bender and the entire board and staff at the Bender Leadership Academy wish to congratulate our dear friend and Bender Leadership Academy Board Member, Evan Frazier, who serves as President & CEO of the Advanced Leadership Institute, for being named in the Pittsburgh Business Times Power 100 list.

Bender Leadership Academy Awards $3000 in Scholarships to Students with Disabilities

Pittsburgh, PA – January 10, 2021 – Bender Leadership Academy announces annual scholarship for students with disabilities. The Linda Dickerson Scholarship was created by Bender Leadership Academy for students who were positively impacted by attending the Disability Mentoring Day program. The scholarship is in memory of Linda Dickerson, a leader in the disability community who knew independence and employment were the most important goals for young persons with disabilities…

Bender Leadership Academy Awarded $300k Grant

Pittsburgh, PA – July 6, 2020 – Bender Leadership Academy was recently awarded a $300K grant from the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust through the PNC Charitable Trust to support work preparation, skills certification and leadership programming for students with disabilities. Thanks to this grant, Bender Leadership Academy will be able to expand programming for students with disabilities throughout the southwestern Pennsylvania region…