Category: Social Justice

Get Stuffed With Love: Thanksgiving Meals for People in Need

Get Stuffed With Love: Thanksgiving Meals for People in Need

On Thanksgiving Day, as most Americans sit down to a bounty of wonderful food and count all their blessings, there will be far too many for whom such a meal is beyond reach. “Get Stuffed With Love” is a program that has provided a hot and delicious meal free to people who are really in need for a dozen years in the City of Pittsburgh including the homeless, shut-ins, and the disabled.

Pittsburgh Yoga Collective: Bringing the Benefits of Yoga to Underserved & At-risk Communities

Pittsburgh Yoga Collective: Bringing the Benefits of Yoga to Underserved & At-risk Communities

Yoga provides a myriad of benefits both physical and mental to its practitioners. The Pittsburgh Yoga Collective (PYC) is a nonprofit organization located in Pittsburgh whose mission is to bring the practice of yoga and mindfulness to the many diverse populations and groups in the Pittsburgh region, including underserved and at-risk populations. The collective was created by Caitlin Lasky who brings her passion for helping others and her love of yoga combined with her work in local non-profits and her yoga training here, in Philadelphia, D.C. and New York City to create this brand new initiative.

Mayor William Peduto Delivers State of the City Address

Mayor William Peduto Delivers State of the City Address

It has been a momentous year fighting for the city we love. With your help we approved an Act 47 plan that will finally lead us out of a decades of fiscal distress, and we earned a credit rating upgrade as a result. We hired a visionary police chief who will restore morale among the ranks and trust in the community. This year alone there has been over a quarter-billion-dollars worth of economic investment in Pittsburgh, and we’ve come to expect national and international accolades for our city’s remarkable transformation.

Pittsburgh Receives Grant from National League of Cities for Summer and Afterschool Meal Programs

Pittsburgh Receives Grant from National League of Cities for Summer and Afterschool Meal Programs

PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 1, 2014) – The National League of Cities is awarding Pittsburgh a $50,000 grant to create programs providing children with afterschool and summer meals.

Statements by Mayor Peduto and County Executive Fitzgerald on August Wilson Center Settlement

Statements by Mayor Peduto and County Executive Fitzgerald on August Wilson Center Settlement

PITTSBURGH, PA (Sept. 29, 2014) – Mayor Peduto and County Executive Fitzgerald released the following statements Monday after a settlement was reached to save the August Wilson Center for African American Culture:

Mayor William Peduto Helps Kindergarteners Kickoff the First Day of School

Mayor William Peduto Helps Kindergarteners Kickoff the First Day of School

Mayor William Peduto’s Healthy Together enrollment campaign, made possible thanks to a $200,000 grant from the National League of Cities (NLC), partnered Thursday with the United Way of Allegheny County and Ready Freddy to reach families at Pittsburgh Langley K-8 on the first day of kindergarten.

The Center for Women: Helping Women in Transition

The Center for Women: Helping Women in Transition

People’s lives often don’t follow a straight trajectory. For women in particular, the death of a spouse, a divorce, a separation, or the need to leave an abusive relationship can turn a woman’s life upside-down. A woman facing such a major change may need legal and financial help. She may have to enter the job market for the very first time. She may have never handled her financial affairs. She may have lost her health insurance that was provided through her spouse’s job. She may need to find a new place to live for the first time in decades. The Center for Women helps these women in their goal to obtain financial literacy and economic independence.

Mayor & The Home Depot Foundation Announce $200,000 Grant to Help Veteran Homeowners in Pittsburgh

Mayor & The Home Depot Foundation Announce $200,000 Grant to Help Veteran Homeowners in Pittsburgh

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh will receive funds in support of servePGH’s Sustainable Home Improvement Partnership (SHIP)

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 11, 2014) – Mayor William Peduto today announced that The Home Depot Foundation will provide $200,000 to Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, a partner with the city’s Sustainable Home Improvement Partnership (SHIP), to expand services to support 28 veterans’ home repairs in the Pittsburgh region.

Hilltop Residents: Apply Now for NeighborWorks Leadership Development Program Scholarship

Hilltop Residents: Apply Now for NeighborWorks Leadership Development Program Scholarship

Do you want to improve your community and yourself? The NeighborWorks Training Institute is nationally regarded as one of the premier professional development opportunities in the community development field. Their NeighborWorks Leadership Development Program gives you the opportunity to earn a professional certificate in either: Community Engagement, Community & Neighborhood Revitalization, or Management & Leadership.

Mayor William Peduto to Officiate Group Marriage Ceremony for LGBT Couples

Mayor William Peduto to Officiate Group Marriage Ceremony for LGBT Couples

Fairmont Pittsburgh to host reception for couples following June 15 ceremony at Triangle Park

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 27, 2014) – Mayor William Peduto announced today that he will officiate a group marriage ceremony in mid-June for LGBT couples given marriage rights by a federal court decision last week.