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CDI Printing Services Overview
Job Creation

UPMC’s Supplier Diversity Program, which began in 1989, and reengineered in 2006, is designed to provide minority, woman-owned, and disadvantaged businesses (MWDBE) equal access to obtaining commerce opportunities.  The program ensures that certified MWDBEs are provided the maximum opportunity to participate as partners and suppliers of goods and services to[…]

Homeless Children Education Fund Art Program
Health of the Community

Providing Hope through Learning In 1999, The Homeless Children Education Fund was established to advance the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness in Allegheny County. In accordance with the organization’s mission various workshops and programs were developed to help support these youths. The organization’s summer and afterschool programs provide[…]

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

The Midwife Center for Birth and Women’s Health has been committed to providing care to thousands of clients and families since 1982. By utilizing the skill and compassion of certified nurse-midwives, a nurse practitioner, and nurses, the center is able to provide additional support including: Postpartum Calls Breastfeeding Support Primary[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Birmingham Free Clinic (BFC) Outreach
Health of the Community

As part of the Program for Health Care to Underserved Populations (PHCUP), and in partnership with The Salvation Army, the Birmingham Free Clinic (BFC) is able to provide and improve access to high-quality health care for our most vulnerable community members. In addition to its medical services, care at no[…]

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[…]

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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[…]

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Overview
Health of the Community

The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh has been addressing the needs of the community for over 160 years, reaching nearly 100,000 people annually throughout Allegheny County and the surrounding areas. As the region has grown so has the Y’s programming to address the needs of the community. Once identified for servicing[…]

Goodwill Overview
Job Creation

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania helps more than 53,000 individuals per year and serves as one of the largest and most diverse social and human service organizations in the region. Operating more than 30 thrift stores selling donated clothing and housewares, Goodwill also offers a broad variety of programs and services[…]

Mount Ararat Community Activity Center (MACAC) Overview
Community Revitalization

The Mount Ararat Community Activity Center, Inc. (MACAC) was established in 1990 as a community outreach organization committed to helping families throughout the region.  MACAC provides a variety of services, resources and information to community members of all ages, and socio-economic backgrounds. MACAC offers the following programs: Community Food/ Clothing[…]

Senator John Heinz History Center Overview
Community Revitalization

Discover more than 250 years of Western Pennsylvania’s past at the Senator John Heinz History Center. A family-friendly attraction, visitors of all ages can enjoy and learn through six floors of exhibition space. Exhibits are both engaging and inspirational leaving audience members with an innate connection to the past, an[…]

Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation- Concussion Outreach
Health of the Community

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation teamed up with UPMC Sports Medicine in 2011 to launch the Heads UP Pittsburgh program. This collaboration promotes concussion education for coaches, parents, and young athletes, and provides, baseline testing for athletes in all sports. Participants in Heads UP Pittsburgh can sign up with their entire[…]

Best of the Batch Foundation – Latasha
Health of the Community

The Best of the Batch Foundation host several annual service events, which provide necessary resources to families in need in and around the Pittsburgh area.  The BatchPack for kids is a school initiative designed to help students begin the school year off prepared. The foundation’s commitment to education does not[…]

South Fayette School District P.A.W.S
Research and Education

The South Fayette School District is committed to promoting dignity and respect. The school district has incorporated an anti-bullying approach to create a safe and inclusive learning space for students to foster and develop into conscientious citizens. The Middle School P.A.W.S. in Action program recognizes two students per month in[…]

Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Overview
Community Revitalization

Since 2010, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation has remained committed to the following: Actively promoting physical well-being Encouraging teamwork Stressing the importance of education Providing essential life skills to young people in our community through hockey and other activities The Foundation offers many programs, each designed to introduce children to the[…]

Manchester Bidwell Corporation- Electronic Records
Community Revitalization

Bidwell Training Center, one of the Manchester Bidwell families of non-profits, was established in 1968. For the past four decades, it has remained committed and invested in servicing the disadvantaged and dislocated residents of southwestern Pennsylvania. Bidwell Training Center’s mission to change lives by providing career training and academic enrichment[…]

The Best of the Batch Foundation Overview
Research and Education

The Best of the Batch Foundation is committed to providing financially challenged youth and their families with the purpose, desire, and resources to reach their highest potentials. The Foundation offers students the following: After school programming Sports and leisure activities Safe areas for recreation Scholarships The organization’s encouragement and involvement[…]

Dress for Success Success Story
Job Creation

The Dress for Success Pittsburgh Chapter not only invests in their client’s attire, but also devotes time and compassion to each client’s professional journey by providing the following: Professional Women’s Groups Soft and hard skill workshops Networking opportunities Mentoring programs Dress for Success’ programs are designed to empower women to both[…]

Oakland Planning- School 2 Career Program
Job Creation Research and Education

Oakland Planning and Development Corporation helps youth succeed in high school and beyond through their School 2 Career (S2C) program. The School 2 Career program ensures at-risk students from Pittsburgh’s urban core graduate from high school and are prepared to pursue a career and post-secondary education. S2C provides the following[…]

South Fayette Township School District Overview
Research and Education

The South Fayette Township School District provides students with a well-rounded education, committed to the following components: Academics Arts Athletic excellence. The District believes that by equipping students with a strong spirit of collaboration and communication it will help develop confident, ethical and responsible leaders within the community. Students are[…]

The Cancer Caring Center’s Adult Support Groups
Health of the Community

The Cancer Caring Center is a local Pittsburgh charity that provides free support services to cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones. At the Cancer Caring Center, the staff understands the importance of needing emotional support, and provides group sessions and wellness programs for all ages. Three years ago the organization[…]

The Brashear Association Learning Center
Research and Education

The Brashear Association has been serving South Pittsburgh neighborhoods for the past 97 years. The association has committed several programs to providing children and their families with a safe and caring place to grow and develop.  Children in the area are able to attend the Allentown Learning and Engagement Center, which[…]

Oakland Planning
Community Revitalization

Building a better Oakland, and helping neighbors thrive since 1980. Oakland Planning and Development Corporation provides a variety of services to meet community needs: Build new homes. Provide affordable housing. Engage residents through community organizing and beautification projects. Advocate for good urban design. Offer workforce development services at JobLinks. Help[…]

Manchester Bidwell Corporation Overview
Job Creation

Manchester Bidwell Corporation (MBC) has a few simple guiding principles: Environment shapes people’s lives. People are assets. Creativity fuels enterprise. For over 40 years, MBC and its affiliated non-profits have been implementing these philosophies in many ways – adult career training, youth arts education, social enterprise – but the end[…]

Brashear Association Job Center
Job Creation

The Brashear Association has provided human and community services to more than 5,000 South Pittsburgh residents annually since 1917. The association provides community outreach programs at no cost to residents of all ages. The Brashear Association is committed to the following actions: Providing support and educational enrichment for children in[…]

Cancer Caring Center’s Art Therapy
Health of the Community

The Cancer Caring Center ensures that no one has to cope with cancer alone, and has remained dedicated to providing free emotional support since 1988. The Pittsburgh based organization’s key message is to assure that those affected by the disease, both directly and indirectly, possess the inner strength to cope.[…]

Dress for Success Program
Job Creation

Founded in 1979, Dress for Success has served more than 700,000 women around the world. The organization promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. The Pittsburgh Chapter not only[…]

Sarah’s Pittsburgh Promise Success Story
Community Revitalization

The Pittsburgh Promise is a promise made to every child who graduates from a Pittsburgh Public School. The Promise is simple; any eligible urban youth will receive a scholarship to attend college or trade school. Sarah a graduate of Brashear High School in 2008, and recent graduate of Robert Morris[…]

Joshua’s Pittsburgh Promise Success Story
Community Revitalization

The Pittsburgh Promise began in 2007, and since then has made higher education a reality for more than 5,000 students from the Pittsburgh Public School District.  The Pittsburgh Promise helps students obtain their goals. Joshua a graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School in 2008 pursued a college education at Penn[…]

The Aging Institute’s INSPIRE Program
Research and Education

The Aging Institute provides various programs to its senior population, as well as their love ones. Perhaps, the most popular program is their INSPIRE Program. The program is designed to help caregivers of Alzheimer’s and related disorders who are facing a variety of challenges in caring for older adults in[…]

The Aging Institute at UPMC
Health of the Community

The Aging Institute has remained committed to helping older adults achieve longer, healthier, and more rewarding lives. Through innovative research the institute has been able to better understand both the social and biological effects of aging. The institute provides a full range of services and resources to aging individuals and[…]

Global Links Breathe Hope Program
Health of the Community

Global Links prevents surplus medical materials from going into landfills and re-purposes them as life-saving resources for clinics in under-served areas of the world where medical supplies are necessary to provide even basic care to patients. All across Central and South America, nebulizers are in short supply, but asthma is on[…]

Global Links Suture Donation Program
Health of the Community

Global Links prevents surplus medical materials from going into landfills and re-purposes them as life-saving resources for clinics in under-served areas of the world where medical supplies are necessary to provide even basic care to patients. In many countries, hospitals that serve the poor lack sutures – surgical stitching material.  Since[…]

Walk Pittsburgh App
Health of the Community

The WalkPittsburgh.org mobile application is an integral piece to the program. To get the App, go to WalkPittsburgh.org and register.  Once you have registered, you can download the App, available for iPhone and Android devices. The mobile App includes a pedometer that counts your steps for each walking session, counts[…]

Walk Pittsburgh
Health of the Community

WalkPittsburgh.org provides resources and support to encourage walking as a viable commuting option. The mission also includes improving pedestrian safety, communicate the health and economic benefits of walking, and ensure that walkability is factored into transportation and development plans. The site contains various tools to help the community become the[…]

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile: Allegheny Intermediate Head Start Program
Health of the Community

The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is a primary care center on wheels that offers medical care to at-risk children in our communities. Families of the Allegheny Intermediate Head Start Program are able to access the Care Mobile and receive needed physical, dental and immunizations. UPMC is proud to support the[…]

Global Links
Health of the Community

Promoting a two-fold mission, Global Links prevents surplus medical materials from going into landfills and repurposes them as life-saving resources for clinics in underserved areas of the world where medical supplies are necessary to provide even basic care to patients. For the past decade, UPMC has partnered with Global Links[…]

Healthy Communities Outreach Education Program: Nepalese Women in Pittsburgh
Health of the Community

Healthy Communities is an initiative of Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC to raise awareness, provide tools, and take health education into the communities. The program is available to a diverse population including women from Nepal refugee camps. Healthy Communities offers a place for these women to learn about healthy lifestyles including[…]

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank: Produce to People
Health of the Community

Produce to People is an initiative of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The program provides fresh produce throughout the Pittsburgh area to those families and seniors in need. Most food pantries cannot stock fresh produce as they do along with other non-perishable items. Produce is a healthy food option that[…]

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Health of the Community

Not having enough food has affects the health of thousands of local families. Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank provides nutritious meals to children, seniors, people and people with disabilities and many others in need. UPMC is one of the largest community supporters of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Learn[…]

Animal Friends: Training Your Pets for Therapets
Health of the Community

The Animal Friends Therapets program provides training for owners and their pets to become therapy pets in senior centers, hospitals, and community centers. The program’s trainer will evaluate your pet and enroll them in a training course exposing them to real life situations with wheel chairs, hospital beds, and various[…]

Animal Friends: Therapets Program
Health of the Community

Pet therapy creates a connection with patients, visitors and even employees and staff. Animal Friends provides therapy dogs and volunteers who go into the hospitals to help patients feel less depression and fatigue – helping them to heal. Learn more about Animal Friends. Learn about Animal Friends “Therapets”.

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Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank: The Great Garden Giveaway
Health of the Community

The Great Garden Giveaway is a partnership between Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Grow Pittsburgh. The program, in its third year, provides vegetable, fruit and herb seedlings and seeds to people receiving food at the Food Bank’s Produce to People distributions in the Spring. The distributions take place each[…]

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®
Health of the Community

By offering medical care to at-risk children in our communities, the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® is a primary care center on wheels. Without it, many children may not receive the immunizations, physical exams and basic medical care they need. UPMC is proud to help fund[…]

Technician and Pregnant Woman at Magee Neighborhood Health Center

Magee Neighborhood Health Center
Health of the Community

Getting healthcare can be difficult for people who don’t have physicians and hospitals close to home. Magee-Womens’ Hospital of UPMC opened Magee Neighborhood Health Centers to deliver outreach and education for women on childbirth, breast health, and many other services. Programs at UPMC are available for those with low or[…]

UPMC Hamot nurse with an Erie, PA family at Wayne Primary Health.

Wayne School Project
Health of the Community

With an onsite primary care center, the Wayne School Project provides at-risk children with everything a normal pediatrician’s office would offer. And it’s not just medical care — children get education in behavioral health, self-esteem, hygiene and healthy eating… all the skills they need to lead happy, healthy lives. UPMC[…]

Living-At-Home Program: Marie
Health of the Community

“I don’t have to worry about living alone. I feel free.” – Marie, Living-At-Home program participant   UPMC’s Living-At-Home is a community resource that provides anything from a visiting nurse to household help, or even just a friendly voice. The program helps members of our community stay healthy, stay happy, and stay[…]

UPMC Mercy
Community Revitalization

“We’re here to build up each other; we’re not here to tear down.” – Sister Carolyn, Sisters of Mercy   In 2008, UPMC and Mercy joined forces. It was important to keep the values that made Mercy what it is. Over the years there has been a lot of growth and[…]

The Pittsburgh Promise
Community Revitalization

“We’re telling our kids they have to dream big and work hard, and frankly, we have to do the same.” – Saleem Ghubril, director of The Pittsburgh Promise   The Pittsburgh Promise invigorates the entire community and is creating a highly qualified workforce that will meet the needs of local[…]

Supplier Diversity Program: All Purpose Cleaning
Job Creation

“They’re giving us an opportunity.  And now we’re reaching out and giving other people an opportunity.”  – Mary Coffey, All Purpose Cleaning Services   The UPMC’s Supplier Diversity Program is based on the simple belief that businesses can grow, lives can change, and communities can be strengthened. The program ensures[…]

Living at Home Program: Martha
Health of the Community

“They don’t say ‘This is my care coordinator’, they say ‘this is my friend’, every time.”  – Martha, Geriatric Care Coordinator   UPMC’s Living-At-Home is a community resource that provides anything from a visiting nurse to household help, or even just a friendly voice. The program helps members of our community[…]

Mon River Fleet Flu Initiative
Health of the Community

“The Mon River Fleet initiative has provided the flu vaccine to over 35,000 residents… It’s the right thing to do.” – Bill, Mon River Fleet   Some Pittsburgh residents can’t afford to get the flu, but many also can’t afford the proper vaccinations to avoid it. So, together with the Pennsylvania[…]

re:solve Crisis Network
Health of the Community

“We have people who have said, ‘I would be dead. I would be lost, alone… if I hadn’t come here.’” – Keirston, re:solve Crisis Network counselor   Helping over 10,000 Allegheny County residents a month, the re:solve Crisis Network is here to help.  A crisis can be anything from feeling lonely[…]

Project SEARCH Program: NATALIE
Job Creation

“Project SEARCH made her a mature, hard-working, appreciative adult.”  – Mother of Natalie, Project SEARCH participant   Project SEARCH, a national program that helps high school students with disabilities find satisfying roles in the workplace. The program is a one year, business lead, school-to-work partnership to provide relevant job-skills and life-skills[…]

POWRR Program: SILAS
Job Creation

“I’m excited about my future.” – Silas, POWRR program participant   The Partnership On Workforce Readiness and Retention (POWRR) program is a unique collaboration between UPMC and multiple community partners. The goal of the program is to increase workforce readiness for health care service workers. POWRR provides the training and skills[…]