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Early Learning and Social Readiness

This event is free. Registration required

For young children, play is serious business. Play is the foundation for early literacy, math, and inquiry-based science. It is also a complex form of communication through which young learners come to understand the world. In this informative workshop at The Ellis School, Dr. Roberta Schomburg, Director of Graduate Studies in Early Childhood Education at Carlow University, will explain the cognitive value of play and will show parents and educators how to unlock creativity, spontaneity, and a love of learning in every child. Learn how encouraging playfulness is the key to 21st century skills of innovation, creativity, collaboration, and communication.
When: Wed April 23 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Professional Diversity Network Career Fair

Join us for a unique complimentary event designed to give diverse professionals a chance to network, socialize and accelerate your path to success. Engage with corporate leaders and make quality connections that will help you build a solid network of professionals who value diversity.

There is no cost to attend this event and early registration offers perks that give you a competitive edge, including an opportunity to pre-interview with potential employers.
When: Wed April 23 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

CCAC "The Big Read" Closing Event

The event will feature student contest winners, a documentary film, music, performances, refreshments and more. RSVP to 412.469.6301 or OneCollege@ccac.edu.
The Big Read closing celebration is made possible by a generous donation from the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum.
When: Wed April 23 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Special Inclusion Best Practices Series – Registration Open

Navigating today’s multi-cultural, multi-generational workplace can be challenging even for the most career savvy. Knowing who you are, and how you have come to hold the beliefs and values that you do is the first step in ensuring career success. We all have a multitude of personal and cultural dimensions that drive our worldviews and how we show up in the workplace. Understanding how your worldviews differ from others who come from different backgrounds and perspectives can enhance your cultural fluency and ultimately your ability to bring more of yourself to work in more productive and innovative ways.

Mary-Frances Winters, with over 30 years of experience in organizational management and diversity and inclusion will lead a highly engaging and interactive session that will invite you to enhance your self-awareness as well as network with others to better understand cultural similarities and differences.

The session will enable you to:
• Identify your cultural uniqueness and learn how to capitalize on it to achieve your career goals
• Explore how your cultural identity is different or similar from others and effective ways to bridge differences
• Network with your peers and business leaders to exchange perspectives and forge new relationships

Location: Duquesne University Power Center
600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Date: Wednesday, April 24th

Time: 7:30am-10:30am

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Pittsburgh Professional Diversity Network Career Fair – APRIL 23rd

Vibrant Pittsburgh is excited to announce that we are one of the proud sponsors of the Professional Diversity Network Career Fair. Join us on April 23rd, Marriott Pittsburgh City Center 2pm.- 6pm. You’ll have the opportunity to network with recruiters from Vibrant Pittsburgh member companies, Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc., Bayer Corporation, PNC Financial Services, Giant Eagle and UPMC. 

This event is FREE and open to ALL candidates. Bring your resume. Come prepared to put your best foot forward! Be sure to update your resume and bring extra copies to the event. Visit employer websites in advance of the conference to educate yourself about available positions and submit applications.



Diversity Event: Job Fair / Feria de Trabajo

Come and join us on April 29, 2014 Latino JOB FAIR!

7th Semi-Annual Diversity Latino at the Holiday Inn, Worthington- Ohio. More than 40 companies will be attending, please bring a copy of your resume.

April 2014 Diversity Job Fair- Flyer



Vibrant Pittsburgh and Urban Affairs Foundation Announce 2014 Grant Recipients

PITTSBURGH – January 21, 2014 – In the spirit of cooperation and inclusion celebrated yesterday on Martin Luther King Day, Vibrant Pittsburgh and the Urban Affairs Foundation, of the Community Relations Council (CRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh announced the grant recipients for the 2014 Civic Inclusion & Engagement Fund, a joint venture of the two groups seeking to build and strengthen our region by supporting its diverse communities.

Each organization committed $25,000 to create a $50,000 pool to fund projects that increase civic engagement, improve quality of life and help strengthen our city and region. More than 80 organizations submitted proposals and the 12 funded projects were selected by community leaders.

Grants awarded will provide services to diverse populations encompassing African Americans, Latinos, LGBTQ communities, refugees and new immigrants, individuals with disabilities and faith-based community groups.

Unique collaborations were formed among grant recipients such as Just Harvest, the Latino Family Center, the Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh (BCAP) and One Woman Farm to  increase awareness and expand the diversity of farmers’ market products for the region’s diverse communities. Two student organizations from the University of Pittsburgh, FORGE and Keep It Real, will implement the Pittsburgh Refugee Youth Summer Enrichment (PRYSE) academy providing academic skill-building and creative expression workshops to the city’s refugee youth. These collaborations illustrate how seemingly different groups can join together to develop innovative and creative ideas for reinforcing how Pittsburgh and Allegheny County is a model region for inclusion and collaboration.

For a full list of grant recipients, read the full Press Release here. For more information about the Mini Grants Initiative, please see here.