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To nurture creativity through the visual and performing arts by providing an opportunity to youth and family within the arts.


To serve as an artistic hub by providing artists and community a place to thrive in the arts.

Turning Pain into Purpose

Since ACH has been founded in 2010, the organization has worked to create a hub of creativity so more youth and community members have access to the arts!

Watch more of our story here.

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Meet Our Executive Director:
Tyian Battle

As the executive director, Tyian Battle oversees all aspects of ACH Clear Pathways. Since founding the organization in 2009, her mission has been to provide enriching and unique experiences to families and youth through the arts. What started as a way to honor her beloved son Amon has become a community initiative for the greater Pittsburgh community. 

In the coming years, she plans to continue to expand programming to other communities in the city. As part of this goal, she initiated a capital campaign and successfully raised $3.5 million to fund the acquisition and renovation of the Kaufmann Center, which is now the artistic hub of ACH Clear Pathways. This community arts center will serve not only youth, but also families, adults, senior citizens, and individuals with disabilities. 

Tyian’s ultimate goal for the organization is to expand to more locations so that more people can be served within their own neighborhoods. She knows that together we can achieve this, one step at a time. 

Accolades and Achievements:

For her efforts, Battle has been Nominated for 2020 Athena Award of Greater Pittsburgh and honored with the 2020 Onyx Women Leadership Award. 2019 she was honored with the following awards. Healthy Neighborhood Celebration Quality of Life Award, Pittsburgh Business Choice Charitable Organization Award, The WST Legacy Builder Award, and the G.O. Girls, On Your Mark, Get Set, G.O. Award! 

Ms. Battle also has been honored with the Entrepreneur Award at the fifth annual Passion Meets the Road ceremony in September 2018. She was the recipient of the Strong Women Strong Girl 2016 Strong Award for Community Leadership and the 2016 New Pittsburgh Courier Women of Excellence Award. She also successfully completed and received a certificate of achievement from Leadership Pittsburgh XXXIII, a highly selective initiative geared toward established leaders, designed to examine critical community issues, enhance civic-engagement, and empower participants to impact their business and the regional agenda at a leadership level. 

In February 2015, Baden Academy Charter School awarded Ms. Battle with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream-Makers Award. On July 21, 2011, the City of Pittsburgh issued a proclamation honoring Ms. Battle and ACH Clear Pathways declaring it “ACH Clear Pathways Day.” Point Park University has also highlighted Ms. Battle’s achievements as an alumna success story on their website.

Get Involved

Board members, staff and teaching artists of ACH Clear Pathways are committed to making youth and community feel special by providing them with a creative experience. Interested in being a part of the experience?

Contact us to get involved in one of the following ways:

Become a Foster Grandparent 

Our Foster Grandparents offer one-on-one support to youth who participate in the out of school and creative camp program.  Foster grandparents help improve the social and emotional skills of youth which opens an avenue for a creative outlet for what they may be feeling or going through outside of ACH Clear Pathways. 

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Undergraduate & Graduate Level Volunteer

Consider completing your internship with our organization, and receive the real-world experience you are looking for outside of the classroom while making an impact in the community. ACH will provide credited hours for service learning which will be applied to your college course or internship program requirements. 

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Join Our Fundraiser Committee

Volunteer and help the board of directors with the most critical part of the mission and success of the organization. If you enjoy creating plans and planning events,  we invite you to bring your creativity and unique ideas to our fundraising committee. Consider the long-term impact you will make on youth and arts community!

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Community Event Volunteer

ACH Clear Pathways host community arts festival, live music, and entertainment events in the Elsie Hillman Auditorium at the Kaufmann Center.  It’s always a blessing to the organization to have volunteers who support the mission of the organization volunteer time to reassure the event will be successful as planned.   

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