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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[…]

NEED Foundation Outreach
Research and Education Uncategorized

The NEED Foundation offers a number of resources for students, parents and educators, including a mentoring program with the goal of empowering under resourced youth within the region. NEED’s African American Male Mentoring Initiative (AAMMI) ensures students have the necessary skills and resources to make positive life choices that enable[…]

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Outreach
Health of the Community

The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh is dedicated to improving the quality of life for its community members through youth development programs, healthy living initiatives and encouraging a sense of social responsibility within the region. Many individuals associate the YMCA with its recreational and exercise programming; however the Y is much[…]

Goodwill PASSAGES
Job Creation

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania provides a wide array of job training and education programs, including a program for individuals with Autism whose goal is to obtain competitive employment.  Goodwill’s PASSAGES program (Providing Autism Support Services to Achieve Gainful Employment) ensures students have the necessary social and emotional skills needed to[…]

Mount Ararat Community Activity Center Early Childhood Development Center
Research and Education

Serving the community for more than 25 years, Mount Ararat Community Activity Center, Inc. (MACAC) opened its Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) in 1990. ECDC, a Christian based program, provides a comprehensive educational structure that focuses on the cognitive, emotional, and physical development of children from infancy to five years[…]

Heinz History Center Mister Roger’s Neighborhood
Research and Education

“It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor.” The Heinz History Center recently opened its “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” display as part of the fourth floor Special Collections Gallery. The new display marks the first and largest collection of original items and artifacts from the popular[…]

Birmingham Free Clinic Overview
Health of the Community

The Birmingham Free Clinic (BFC) has been committed to servicing our region’s uninsured, homeless, low-income and medically vulnerable since 1994. By utilizing an exclusively volunteer team of health providers, the clinic is able to provide comprehensive services including: Physical exams Acute sick visits Medication access and management Preventative care Chronic[…]

NEED Foundation Overview
Research and Education

The NEED Foundation, founded in 1963, is the oldest community-based, minority, higher education assistance program in Pennsylvania. The Foundation has awarded nearly $24.5 million dollars in scholarships to nearly 20,000 students over the past 52 years. Dedicated to empowering youth in the Pittsburgh region, NEED provides students with career and[…]

Ryan Clark Cure League Overview
Health of the Community

Currently, millions of people worldwide suffer from sickle cell disease, a common genetic blood disorder, characterized by an abnormality in the red blood cells. Yet there is still a critical need for medical research. The Ryan Clark Cure League, conceived by Pittsburgh’s retired safety and leading tackler, raises money for[…]