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Closing Pittsburgh’s Opportunity Gap with My Brother’s Keeper

Closing Pittsburgh’s Opportunity Gap with My Brother’s Keeper

While Pittsburgh has transformed itself from a city of steel to a high tech mecca, not everyone has had an equal stake in this transformation. There exists a huge opportunity gap for young people of color. According to My Brother’s Keeper Playbook, 30% of Pittsburgh Public Schools fail to graduate. Meanwhile, their are over than 17,000 open computing jobs in Pennsylvania, yet we only graduate 2,820 in computer science as reported by Code.org. And while jobs in computing make up half of openings in the STEM fields, there are relatively few men of color working toward computer science degrees.

Trade Institute of Pittsburgh Hosts Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Trade Institute of Pittsburgh Hosts Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Fellows are accomplished young leaders chosen from all 49 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Each Fellow comes to the United States and participates in a six-week academic and leadership institute at a university or college here. They also get to attend a town hall with the President. They then return to their home countries and build upon the skills they developed during their time in the U.S. Mandela Washington Fellows receive ongoing access to mentoring, networking, training, and seed funding to support their ideas, businesses, and organizations.

Launch of [ ] We Move Series to Support Engagement and Visibility of Diverse Pittsburgh Communities

Launch of [ ] We Move Series to Support Engagement and Visibility of Diverse Pittsburgh Communities

Pittsburgh, PA (July 14, 2016) — Mayor William Peduto’s Welcoming Pittsburgh Initiative announces [ ] We Move, a pilot series of 10 community-led cultural celebrations. [ ] We Move is made possible through an existing grant awarded by the National League of Cities to strengthen community outreach efforts to Pittsburgh’s immigrant, Latino, and African American residents. The 10 groups invited to participate in the series will showcase their celebrations on Friday, July 15 at The Global Switchboard (305 34th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201) from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Reminder: Pittsburgh Bicentennial Parade, Concert & Fireworks Set For Saturday, July 9, 2016

Reminder: Pittsburgh Bicentennial Parade, Concert & Fireworks Set For Saturday, July 9, 2016

Stanley Cup appearing in parade, free Healthy Ride bike rentals all day

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 7, 2016) – Organizers of the Pittsburgh Bicentennial Celebration are welcoming all residents of the greater Pittsburgh region to come Downtown for Bicentennial events throughout the day on Saturday, July 9.

The day begins with an 11 a.m. parade on Liberty Avenue, starting at 11th Street and ending at Point State Park, continues with a showcase in Market Square, and ends with a concert and fireworks that evening in the park.

Mayor William Peduto Calls For Peace Summit

Mayor William Peduto Calls For Peace Summit

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 8, 2016) Mayor William Peduto is calling this afternoon for a community-wide peace summit to be held next week to seek ways to work together to address fear and violence.

The Mayor – working with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald – intends to gather leaders from law enforcement, faith-based institutions, activist groups, foundations, labor, the corporate community and government to work constructively to address violence facing Pittsburgh and the entire nation, and find ways to promote racial healing.

Four City-wide Bike Plan Open Houses to be Held in July

Four City-wide Bike Plan Open Houses to be Held in July

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of City Planning will host four city-wide Bike Plan Open Houses in July to kick-off the public process of updating the existing Bike Plan which was created in 1999. Of course, much has changed since then, including the hiring of a Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, the addition of protected bike lanes, the opportunity to use high-tech bike shares, and a trail that connects Pittsburgh to Washington D.C. Now, you have the opportunity to help shape the future of biking in Pittsburgh!

Support The Homewood Small Business Expo!

Support The Homewood Small Business Expo!

Come out on Saturday, June 9th and support Homewood and its small business community! The Homewood Small Business Expo is a celebration of Homewood that includes networking opportunities for businesses in the morning hours and fun activities for the general public in the afternoon.

What is the Future of Mobility?

What is the Future of Mobility?

What does the future hold for mobility? Is it self-driving cars? More bike sharing, car sharing, and ride sharing? How about smart parking and ever smarter transportation apps? On July 11th, you’re invited to attend the “Future of Mobility” Forum convened by the Regional Transportation Alliance of SWPA (RTA) at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. Come out and learn how new technological developments are changing how transportation systems operate.

Attend the Mobility is a Civil Right Townhall on June 30th

Attend the Mobility is a Civil Right Townhall on June 30th

Transportation justice is the belief that all neighborhoods and communities should have access to safe, reliable, and affordable transportation options. Having good alternatives to cars — such as public transit, bikes, and safe sidewalks — helps to ensure that everyone can access employment opportunities, decent schools and affordable housing. Additionally, less reliance on cars, reduces pollution. Transportation justice also seeks to ensure that everyone — including those with disabilities, the elderly, children, and low-income residents — all have equal access to good mobility.

Pittsburgh Bicentennial Parade, Concert & Fireworks Set for Saturday, July 9, 2016

Pittsburgh Bicentennial Parade, Concert & Fireworks Set for Saturday, July 9, 2016

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 23, 2016) Organizers of the Pittsburgh Bicentennial Celebration are welcoming all residents of the greater Pittsburgh region to come Downtown for Bicentennial events throughout the day on Saturday, July 9.