Downtown Pittsburgh City Life serves the high school students in the Downtown area including CAPA and City High schools as well as the many other student commuters who come through Downtown. First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh has donated its basement space to the City Life program to be used as a café and drop in space for high school students. This space, called The Cellar, first opened in January 2009 and continues to be open after school three days a week to provide a safe environment where students can interact with other peers and caring adults. Our hope for The Cellar is that it will be a place for students to belong, use for their needs as a creative outlet and be a part of the Downtown community.

After School at The Cellar

The Cellar is open after school from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Students can grab an after-school snack or beverage, play pool or other games, do homework, talk with friends, adults and meet new people.

Thursdays at The Cellar:  Dinner and Discussion

Dinner and Discussion is open to all students every Thursday. Beginning at 5:00 with free dinner, adults and students share a meal and discuss specific topics relevant to life. It's a place to be challenged, be heard and listen to peers.

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If you would like to know more about City Life in Downtown Pittsburgh or have questions, feel free to contact April Gratton, the City Life Director, Downtown Pittsburgh at or call her at 412.722.9250.

The Cellar is located at 320 Sixth Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222.