Public meetings on BRT and EcoInnovation District set for Tuesday, May 5, and Wednesday, May 6
PITTSBURGH, PA (April 28, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh is seeking public input on an action plan for transit improvements and community development in the corridor between Downtown and neighborhoods east.
In February, Pittsburgh-based Fygment partnered with Indiegogo to host the #GoGoPgh “Unconference” to educate as many as possible in the startup community on how to successfully crowdfund and to launch Pittsburgh as the focus city for Indiegogo in 2015. Now, Fygment Productions and Ashley Paulisick will present a followup #GoGoPgh Crowdfunding Workshop to share some best practices and real life examples to help startups launch their own crowdfunding campaign. The event will be held at Thrill Mill on Tuesday, May 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The American HealthCare Group will hold their bi-annual “Where to Turn Resource Fair” this Tuesday, May 5th from 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The event is targeted at teachers, social workers, case managers, service coordinators, human resource professionals and any social service or health care professional looking for contacts, but it is also free and open to the public at large. The fair brings together social service agencies from all over Western PA. This year’s theme is Food, Housing & Transportation.
Pittsburgh needs lifeguards! The Citiparks Aquatics Division is still recruiting lifeguards for the 2015 summer season. If you are a certified lifeguard or are interested in obtaining certification, the Citiparks Aquatic Division needs you. Lifeguards must be City of Pittsburgh residents and at least 16 years of age by May 30, 2015. The starting pay rate is $8.82 an hour. If you are interested in working as a lifeguard for Citiparks, please contact the Aquatic Division Office at 412-323-7928.
Luminari is a nonprofit group, based in Pittsburgh, which was founded to “broaden minds, inspire innovations and promote community engagement.” They currently sponsor a diverse range of summer programs for teens including workshops and camps that help teens to master the art of diplomacy, learn how to write in different genres, and inspire budding culinary artists. Class sizes are small and some scholarships are available.
The Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center (ENEC), located in Garfield, serves the East End community by providing its residents with the help they need to compete in today’s job market. As part of their mission, they host an annual summer job fair that garners citywide attendance. They are now recruiting employers to participate in that event which will be held on June 4th from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Last year, more than 1,700 job seekers and 80 employers attended this event!
Tomorrow, April 25th (rain or shine), you can get a glimpse of the future at FutureFest 2015. This new, public festival is being coordinated by Communitopia and will be held on the historic front lawn of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. FutureFest celebrates Pittsburgh’s successes and helps visitors to imagine our city’s achievable, sustainable future through art, demonstrations, music, science, food, and hands-on activities for all ages.
Pulitzer prize-winning playwright–and Pittsburgh native–August Wilson was born on April 27th and would have been 70 years old. In honor of his birthday, WQED’s The August Wilson Education Project is holding a “Celebrating August Wilson!” event on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. And, Mayor Peduto has proclaimed Saturday “August Wilson Day” in a tribute to the Pittsburgh icon.
Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of the YWCA USA. It was founded by the YWCA Trenton and YWCA Princeton in 2007 and went nationwide in 2008. Stand Against Racism now attracts hundreds of thousands of participants through community partnerships with more than 60 YWCA Associations across the country. The event has the goal of bringing people together from all walks of life to raise awareness that racism still exists and that it cannot be ignored or tolerated.
The Community Technical Assistance Center (CTAC) helps neighborhood organizations and individuals in strategizing and problem-solving around an issue or project through individualized direct service, workshops and referrals. They are holding a kickoff event for their Love Your Neighborhood! workshops, which are a new and improved core series of eight courses this spring.