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CNX Resources Corp., Bettis Brothers, and The Bus Stops Here Foundation announced a partnership intended to bring greater awareness and access to opportunities in the natural gas industry to disadvantaged urban and rural communities within the Pittsburgh region.
A funding partnership with Bakery Square to support affordable housing, workforce development and the history of Larimer has been approved by the East Liberty TRID board.
It includes support for a $1 million Larimer workforce development center, a $1 million commitment to affordable housing on Mayflower Street, and an engineering and architectural pattern book to support the Larimer Master Plan.
County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and President Judge Kim Berkeley Clark announce that the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has again awarded Allegheny County a $2 million grant to continue its efforts in collaboration to rethink the criminal justice system, safely reduce the county jail population, and eliminate racial inequities.
Looking towards the hope of the new year and a better future, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust celebrates emerging Black artists, through 202021: a new constellation public art installation throughout the Cultural District. This piece, curated by Tereneh Idia, features 11 artists and works can be found in nine locations by referencing the attached map of the District.
“We aim to reach diverse students and communities to champion change and empower historically underrepresented populations with greater opportunities to achieve brighter futures,” said Malesia Dunn, executive director, PPG Foundation and corporate global social responsibility.."
PA Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller announced the release of DHS’ first Racial Equity Report. The report details ongoing efforts underway by DHS and its partners to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion through this work in order to be a partner in correcting systemic racism and inequities.
I am a 78-year-old, retired, Black male who is deeply appreciative of the fact that, on February 16, 2021, I received my second Coronavirus vaccination. Nevertheless, I write to describe the taxing two-month process it took to do so in the world’s most “advanced” nation. In pursuit of being vaccinated, the difficulties encountered concretized the significance of the  “the digital divide,” and  “systemic public health issues” as a function of one’s low-income status and race.
Freedom House 2.0, like its predecessor, is leveraging expertise from the University of Pittsburgh to train first responders from economically disadvantaged communities, many of which have been significantly impacted by COVID-19. Participants receive mentorship and financial support, as well as state-approved emergency medical technician (EMT) certification and community paramedic/health care worker training.
The City of Pittsburgh’s Welcoming Pittsburgh has announced the release of their 2020 Annual Report today, highlighting their work and accomplishments from the past year. Welcoming Pittsburgh is an immigrant, refugee, new American, and asylee support and integration initiative launched by Mayor William Peduto in 2014.
The Allegheny African American Elders Council we are celebrating our grandmothers for women's month. Going back to 1920 when women fought for their rights. Submit a poem about your own grandmother to be put in a book. You are also encouraged to dress up like they did in the 1920s! Come Celebrate their lives!
Join the Women & Girls Foundation for the launch of Wise Women Wednesdays, a four-week Facebook interview series revering the powerful women who paved the road for equality today. The series begins at 12pm ET on Wednesday, March 3 with Hilda Pang Fu, one of the founders of the Women & Girls Foundation.
With Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo became the first Black woman to win the Booker Prize for Fiction. The novel is a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity, across generations, in a group of Black British women.
The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation Sports Matter Giving Truck is hitting the road again, giving sports equipment to 10,000 more youth athletes in need. The Giving Truck will travel to eight cities across the U.S. – Charlotte, Atlanta, Tampa, Mobile, Houston, El Paso, Phoenix and Los Angeles – throughout the month of March.
The Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU) announces that Mr. Michael Jones has been hired as the organization’s new director of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). In his capacity as a member of the AIU’s Executive Leadership Team, Mr. Jones will design
and implement organization-wide DEI efforts and help shape a healthy and inclusive culture where everyone can grow and thrive
The coffee shop and gathering space is part of the Avenues of Hope Initiative. The coffee shop and café, located at 1836 Centre Avenue, is part of the Avenues of Hope initiative. Avenues of Hope addresses Pittsburgh’s lack of community development and economic inclusion in African American communities utilizing a holistic, community-centered approach.
Certification is free. There is no fee for applying for certification as an MWDBE with the county. Certification counseling sessions are provided by the Allegheny County Department of Equity and Inclusion to assist you in obtaining certification.