Community Day School Love the learning, Live the Values 

Community Day School is committed to helping families take ownership of their Jewish lives and journeys. We are here to provide support and resources for children and families to feel proud of their Jewish selves in whatever way they relate to Judaism.
The mission of the Community and Family Engagement opportunities is to engage, connect, and empower families at CDS and within the greater Pittsburgh community in order to encourage exploration of Jewish identity, create a more vibrant Jewish community, and inspire the next generation of Jewish leaders. 

YOU are the reason our community is special; we want to center the development of our programs not solely based on the calendar but around YOU.
If you have an idea for a program, or you want to host a CDS-friendly program at your home or a public space connect with CDS, please email Community and Family Engagement Coordinator Meredith Brown  or schedule a time below to connect with her to help bring your idea to life.

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Community partner spotlight

The values and lessons taught on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at CDS lay a foundation for learning both in and out of the classroom throughout the year for students and families. Each month, we will spotlight the organizations CDS worked with for MLK Day and give you options on how to engage in their work that best suits your family.

This month we are spotlighting Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse:

  • Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse is a non-profit that inspires creativity, conservation, and community engagement through reuse.
  • They  operate a non-traditional art supply shop located at the intersection of Wilkinsburg, Homewood, and Point Breeze, where people can donate used art and craft supplies, as well as shop for these unique items all in the same location.
  • They also facilitate hands-on creative programming that educates the public about the benefits of reuse for the environment, community, and self.
  • They see reuse as a vehicle for boosting self-confidence, learning new skills, and creating opportunity for all.

Want to get involved at CDS?!

Complete this short volunteer opportunity form

Meet Meredith Brown

CDS Community and Family Engagement Coordinator

Meredith Brown comes to CDS with 18 years of professional experience in building community, program development and leadership, event planning, volunteer recruitment and management, and partner outreach. Most recently, she served as the Director of Community Service and Volunteer Engagement for the National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section, where she managed high-profile programs including the Back 2 School Store and Project Prom. Previously, she managed the Children, Youth, and Families Department at the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh and also worked as the Site-Based Program Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh. Meredith and her husband, David, are parents to two CDS students. She is an avid reader and enjoys doing activities outdoors in her free time.