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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[…]

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[…]