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Teens Earn And Learn While Educating Their Neighbors About Lead Exposure

99.5 WESA August 17, 2017 by Kara Holsopple / Allegheny Front It’s a hot, sunny day in August, and high school students Mckayla Dixon, Anesa Reed, and Keith Jamison are working their summer jobs. The three teenagers are pounding the pavement, walking up and down hills, with clipboards in hand, hoping to talk with residents…

Peddling fresh fruit to build life skills in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette August 16, 2017 by Rebecca Sodergren A fruit cart provided three high school students with work experience and underserved neighborhoods with fresh fruit this summer — and the program may be continuing in other Pittsburgh neighborhoods on a more long-term basis. Timothy Lydon, a South Hills native who had lived in other U.S. cities…

Emergency day care in Larimer provides support for hundreds

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette August 14, 2017 by Arturo Pineda Who do you trust to watch your children when there’s a crisis? Is it a family member, a close friend or a trusted baby sitter? What if you have no one? You turn to Jeremiah’s Place. Now in its fourth year, Jeremiah’s Place is a free, 24/7 emergency…

New Community Engagement Center shows Pitt’s commitment to community

Pittsburgh Courier August 11, 2017 by Diane L. Daniels Last month the University of Pittsburgh announced that Daren Ellerbee had been appointed as the Homewood Community Engagement Center director. The first of five CECs is projected to be established and operating in Homewood and servicing surrounding neighborhoods by spring 2018. “I’m excited about working in…

Public Hearing on Affordable Housing Trust Fund

On Tuesday, July 18, at 6:00pm, Councilmen Lavelle and Burgess will be hosting a public hearing to discuss legislation to raise the realty transfer tax by 1%, invest 10 million annually into the Housing Opportunity Fund, and issue a $100 million bond to increase affordable housing. Please come out to voice your support!

Refugees have a friend in Pittsburgh thanks to Sloane Davidson and Hello Neighbor

Next Pittsburgh May 18, 2017 Amanda Waltz After living away from her native Pittsburgh for 15 years, long-time nonprofit professional and community activist Sloane Davidson saw an opportunity to make a difference in her hometown. “I always pictured coming back to Pittsburgh,” says Davidson, who moved back with her husband in 2015. “With everything that…

Pitt training center aims to breathe new life into Homewood, manufacturing

TribLive April 28, 2017 by Natasha Lindstrom After losing his job as the office manager of a medical practice in fall 2015, Westmoreland County’s Jerry Krajci decided to switch to a career he knew almost nothing about: advanced manufacturing. Krajci, then 36, didn’t know much about being a machinist — except that he’d be in…