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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[...]

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[...]

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[...]