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Veterans Leadership Program – Housing Outreach
Health of the Community

In January 2014, communities across America identified nearly 50,000 homeless veterans during point-in-time counts, which represents 8.6 percent of the total homeless population. The housing services that the Veterans Leadership Program offers are critical to this population living in western Pennsylvania. Veterans Leadership Program is one of the largest providers[…]

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[…]

Homeless Children Education Fund Overview
Community Revitalization

Providing Hope through Learning For more than 17 years, Homeless Children Education Fund (HCEF) has worked to identify and educate children from birth to age 24 who are experiencing homelessness. Founder, Joe Lagana spent 40 years as an educator in the Penn Hills and North Allegheny school districts, and upon[…]

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[…]

Smart Futures Keys2Work Program Overview
Research and Education

Smart Futures delivers online career readiness resources to schools throughout Pennsylvania. Developed to provide students with a curriculum based connection to today’s workforce. The program utilizes a college readiness kit comprised of four parts: Keys 2 Work Financial Literacy My Career Journey PA eMentoring The Keys 2 Work program utilizes[…]