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.
Penguins Playoff Big Screen to be in Market Square and PPG Place Next Week
PITTSBURGH, PA (April 16, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Penguins will host watch parties for all Penguins home playoff games in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
While the country witnessed a very powerful woman announcing her candidacy for President today, overall women make only $.78 for every $1 made by men. In Pennsylvania, it’s just $.76. Dig a little deeper, and the numbers are even worse: Black women in the U.S. make just $.64 and Latina women make $.54. This year, in lieu of their regular Equal Pay Day Rally, the Women and Girls Foundation is supporting two innovative programs: <100 Pop-up Shop and “The Great Debate.”
On Monday, April 13, the Pittsburgh Pirates will host their Home Opener against the Detroit Tigers. In honor of that, The Clemente Museum is holding an Open House for the public on Sunday, April 12 and Monday, April 13. The Clemente Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of “The Great One.” Roberto Clemente’s sports achievements–in his 18-year career, he received every possible award given in Major League Baseball–his personal life, and his humanitarian efforts are celebrated in the world’s largest exhibited collection of Clemente photographs and artifacts.
The Community Empowerment Association, in conjunction with the Homewood Neighborhood Advisory Board on Urban Affairs, is hosting a series of informational workshops and training seminars to provide both the education and the opportunity to take advantage of economic development and community benefits for the Homewood Community. These are free events that are geared toward developing financial literacy and job placement for individuals and toward providing development and financial strategies and aid for small businesses.
Neighborhood Allies has extended the deadline to apply for full scholarships to the 5th Annual Community Development Summit until tomorrow, Friday, April 10th. The summit will take place on Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 13, 2015. This year’s theme is “Physical Places and Social Spaces.” The keynote speakers are President and CEO of the Center for Community Progress Tamar Shapiro and Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners Paul Farmer. The event will feature sessions and workshops that “highlight cross-sector and regional collaboration in community planning, land recycling, affordable housing, transit-oriented development, and neighborhood revitalization.” The summit is hosted by PCRG in collaboration with the Urban Land Institute – Pittsburgh District Council. You can learn more about the Community Development Summit here.
In February, everyone from top government officials to community, business and faith-based leaders to Steelers legend Jerome Bettis joined together to declare this summer as the “Summer of Learn and Earn.” The initiative seeks to match 1,300 economically disadvantaged youths (ages 14 to 21) from the city and 700 more from Allegheny County with summer jobs that will help position them for later careers at the city’s growing network of 21st Century employers.