Liberty Elementary Academic Fund (LEAF) is a 501(c)3 organization formed in 2014 by the parents and teachers of Pittsburgh Liberty K-5. LEAF’s mission is to support the students, teachers, and families at Liberty K-5 through fundraising, volunteering, and community events and traditions.
LEAF’s fundraising provides necessary classroom supplies, supplemental educational tools such as Study Island, Spanish cultural celebrations including Dia de los Muertos, field trips, extracurricular activities, and student scholarships for advanced learning opportunities. Teachers and parents collaborate to address and prioritize financial needs.
LEAF volunteers have implemented a backpack program for students in need of extra food on the weekends, facilitate gently used uniform sales, and organize monthly events for the school community outside the school day (craft night, art auction, skate night, game night).
Funding from LEAF has also allowed our students to showcase their talents at a district level (Spanish dance team, boys & girls basketball teams, Shakespeare monologue and scenes competition).
Over a 2 year period, LEAF undertook the task of raising funds for the resurfacing of the playground and worked with the district to identify and address a drainage problem that was eroding the playground surface.
And in 2022, LEAF updated the classroom libraries for every grade level in our school, adding scores of new books featuring characters of color and stories from historically marginalized voices.
LEAF and PSCC meet monthly, from September through May. For details, see our Facebook page: