Josh Shapiro's commitment!
Vernard Alexander serves as the new Director of the Community Engagement Center (CEC) in Homewood, effective Nov. 13, 2023. As director, Vernard facilitates collaborations between community organizations, activities and Pitt researchers, staff and students; supports the CEC’s neighborhood activities; and oversees daily operations of the Homewood CEC and its staff.
Errika Fearbry Jones has been named Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Trustees. In this role, Errika will work closely with the President, the Board of Trustees, and the Cabinet to implement strategic initiatives, enhance relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and drive the growth of the university.
“Errika brings a great deal of experience in education, government, and professional development,” said Dr. Kathy Humphrey, President, Carlow University. “She will be an outstanding asset for the university, and we are looking forward to the enthusiasm and expertise she will bring to this position.”
Mayor Ed Gainey addressed the City of Pittsburgh in the annual State of the City Address given in City Council Chambers. The address outlined his vision for the coming fiscal year, and some of the many accomplishments of various city departments in 2023.
Budget Proposal includes no new tax increases and no cuts to city services.
The Mayor spoke on the importance of continuing the hard work and reinvestment into core city services without tax increases after coming out of the Act 47 Era.
Mayor Gainey participates in the Menorah Lighting celebrating the first night of Hanukkah tonight at the City-County Building.
Happy Hanukkah, CommUnity!
The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is providing FREE basic Computer Information Technology courses and basic training Court Reporting courses beginning next week.
Silver Eye is proud to announce Radial Survey Vol.3, on view from November 2, 2023 to February 2, 2024. Radial Survey is Silver Eye’s flagship biennial exhibition featuring preeminent emerging and mid-career photographic artists based within 300 miles of Pittsburgh.
Squirrel Hill Farmers Market is not done yet! Introducing the Squirrel Hill WINTER Farmers Market, just in time for the Holidays! The first three Sundays in December, the Squirrel Hill Farmers Market will operate the Squirrel Hill Winter Farmers Market from 11 AM to 2 PM (December 3, 10 and 17) in the Beacon/Bartlett Parking Lot.
The Squirrel Hill Farmers Market is the City’s largest and most attended market, and our vendors are looking forward to continuing to serve Pittsburgh residents at the Squirrel Hill Winter Farmers Market!
As part of Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s (KST) ongoing Owning Our Future, Thriving Where We Live strategic direction, KST is thrilled to announce the second year of KST X NYC, a special initiative to share new works commissioned and developed in Pittsburgh by KST in collaboration with national partners.
This year, KST is proud to announce the New York City premieres of two new dance works from Pittsburgh-based artists, slowdanger’sSUPERCELL and STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos’s (SPdp&SS) CIRCLES
Boyz II Men will make a much-anticipated return to The Event Center at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, at 7 p.m. The beloved R&B phenomenon will perform hits such as “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You,” “One Sweet Day” and “Motownphilly.” Tickets are on sale now and start at $59.
Boyz II Men last performed at The Event Center at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh in February 2022 to a sold-out crowd.
The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) has named Dr. Dorothy Collins as the college's Vice President for Enrollment Services. In her new role at CCAC, Dr. Collins will serve as the lead administrator responsible for planning and implementing all enrollment services and retention activities for the college's campuses and centers.
In Spring 2023, Pittsburgh Public Schools launched its first-ever independent equity audit of the district’s system of education for its African American students. An equity audit is a study of the fairness of an institution’s policies, programs, and practices. Our Racial Equity Audit will critically examine our policies, programs, and practices that directly and indirectly impact our students relative to their race. The equity audit will provide a starting point in evaluating our District’s current state concerning equity.
Pittsburgh – City and County officials presented the Community Strategic Plan to close the digital divide in Allegheny County by 2030.
The plan was conceived by the Pittsburgh Digital Equity Coalition consisting of local City and County Departments, some local businesses and nonprofits who recognized the need to ensure everyone in the region have affordable access to the digital world.
Due to the pandemic, the City and County recognized the gaps within the communities and neighborhoods where many residents were badly affected by their inability or lack of having digital access.
Nearly two-thirds of low-income families do not own any books for their children. Reading Is Fundamental Pittsburgh addresses this critical need by providing children with access to self-selected books, creating positive environments that motivate children to develop a lifelong love of reading, and engaging families in literacy practices in the home.
As lawmakers reconvene at the state capitol, the ACLU of Pennsylvania has released its third iteration of More Law, Less Justice: Pennsylvania’s Statehouse-to-Prison Pipeline, a report analyzing the General Assembly’s consideration of legislation related to criminal law.
The City of Pittsburgh announced today it is partnering with the Black Equity Coalition (BEC) and other community partners following a $1.1-million-dollar award from the de Beaumont Foundation Modernized Anti-Racist Data Ecosystems (MADE) for Health Justice grant. The focus of this collaborative initiative is to support communities in creating health equity-focused local data ecosystems.
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