University of Pittsburgh
March 20, 2001

PITT'S ENGINEERING IMPACT PROGRAM OFFERS SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH, March 19 -- The Pitt Engineering Impact Program, sponsored by the School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, will conduct its annual Summer Food Service Program for Children, June 22 through August 3, 2001. Students, age 18 and younger, who have been admitted to the Impact Summer Program and who fall at or below the following Family Size/Annual Income Guidelines, are eligible for breakfast, lunch, and dinner through the Summer Food Program.

Family size 2000 Annual Income

1 $15,448

2 $20,813

3 $26,178

4 $31,543

5 $36,908

6 $42,273

7 $47,638

8 $53,003

Each additional family member $ 5,365

Food services will use the Towers Cafeteria, 3995 Forbes Avenue. This cafeteria is operated in accordance with the Affirmative Action policies of the US Department of Agriculture and the University of Pittsburgh.

The six-week Impact Program was developed by Pitt and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to encourage minority and financially and culturally disadvantaged students to enter and graduate from engineering programs. Impact prepares incoming freshmen through exposure to university academic life, development of study skills, academic and career counseling, and coursework to reinforce strengths or remedy weaknesses.

The University of Pittsburgh, as an educational institution and as an employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, marital, veterans, or handicapped status. This is a commitment made by the University in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against in any US Department of Agriculture related activity should contact the Secretary of Agriculture within 180 days of the incident.

For more information, contact the Affirmative Action Office, University of Pittsburgh, or the US Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

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