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Veterans Leadership Program Overview
Health of the Community

With Southwestern Pennsylvania being home to more than 260,000 veterans and their families, meeting the growing needs of this population is vital to the region’s sustainability. The Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania (VLP) strives not only to provide resources to meet the unique needs of this diverse group, but[…]

Chuck Cooper Foundation Leadership Program Overview
Research and Education

The Chuck Cooper Foundation grants scholarships to African-American students who are currently enrolled or plan to enroll in a Masters level or higher programs of study. In addition, it provides a number of resources to students, including a professional leadership program. Chuck Cooper’s leadership program ensures students have the necessary[…]

Midwife Center for Birth and Women’s Health Overview
Health of the Community

Delivering more than 5,000 babies, The Midwife Center is southwestern Pennsylvania’s only licensed and accredited freestanding birth center. Nurse-Midwives and a nurse practitioner provide prenatal care and childbirth services and primary gynecological care to clients of all ages. Offering three birth suites, three examination rooms, family kitchen, library, and waiting[…]

UPMC St. Margaret Family Health Centers Overview
Health of the Community

The UPMC St. Margaret Family Health Centers are full service, neighborhood family practice offices. With three locations; Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, and New Kensington, the centers are able to provide medical care to many diverse sectors of the Pittsburgh community. Services Include: Geriatric care Pediatric care Gynecology and family planning On-site x-rays[…]

Smart Futures PA E-Mentoring Overview
Research and Education

Smart Futures serves as a leading provider of online career education resources to schools and community-based organizations in Pennsylvania. Through its programming community partners are provided with a college readiness toolkit comprised of four parts: Keys 2 Work Financial Literacy My Career Journey PA eMentoring Through a unique partnership with[…]

Chuck Cooper Foundation Overview
Research and Education

The Chuck Cooper Foundation is dedicated to honoring the legacy of Charles “Chuck” Cooper, the first African-American drafted into the National Basketball Association, by awarding graduate-level scholarships and providing comprehensive leadership workshops, career development opportunities and professional mentors to African American students. Through small, personalized relationships, mentors are able to[…]

Ryan Clark Cure League Outreach
Health of the Community

Dedicated to developing new and effective therapies for sickle cell disease the Ryan Clark Cure League’s ultimate goal is finding a cure accessible for all. The Cure League devotes much of its energy and research efforts to clinical issues; such as specific treatment therapies, and developing gene-based therapeutics that will[…]