Highlights in the Region
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.
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Through the Inclusion Best Practices Series, Vibrant Pittsburgh features high-profile Chief Diversity Officers who will share their stories and best practices on a range of diversity and inclusion topics. Employers of all sizes will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with industry leaders on diversity and inclusion practices key to their business success.
*All Vibrant Pittsburgh members are allotted a certain number of complimentary registrations to the NEW Inclusion Best Practices Series. Please call Vibrant Pittsburgh at 412-281-8600 to take advantage of your Membership Benefits. There is a $15.00 per person cost for each additional person above the allotted complimentary registrations.
Mentoring as a Diversity & Inclusion and Elevation Strategy
Speaker: Jennifer “Jae” Pi’ilani Requiro, National Manager (Director) of Diversity & Inclusion at Toyota Financial Services
Wednesday, February 12th
7:30am-9:30am (program begins at 8am)
Location: ***Please Note Change of Location***
New Venue: Duquesne Club, 325 6th Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15222
FREE - Vibrant Pittsburgh Members. Contact Lora Dziemiela or Yvonne English Roebuck at 412-281-8600 to take advantage of your complimentary registrations. There is a $15.00 per person cost for each additional person above the allotted complimentary registrations.
$30.00 - Pittsburgh Human Resource Association Members
$30.00 – HR Leadership Forum Members
Learn about the speaker Jennifer “Jae” Pi’ilani Requiro here
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This year, Vibrant Pittsburgh is partnering with the Urban Affairs Foundation, which is a part of the Community Relations Council of Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh — to launch the Mini Grants Initiative: 2014 Civic Inclusion & Engagement Fund. This Fund will promote diverse communities in the Pittsburgh region and support them in creating opportunities for civic engagement that result in a more inclusive, and engaged multicultural region.
Grant application available here!
On Wednesday, Nov. 6, join us to learn more about the 2014 Civic Inclusion & Engagement Fund, meet past Mini Grant recipients and community leaders, have your questions answered and connect with organizations interested in working with you to create a more welcoming and inclusive community.
RSVP here http://bit.ly/2013MiniGrant
On Nov. 6, join us to hear about the latest Request for Proposals (RFP) from the Mini Grants Initiative. This year, Vibrant Pittsburgh is partnering with the Urban Affairs Foundation, which is a part of the Community Relations Council of Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh — to launch the Mini Grants Initiative: 2014 Civic Inclusion & Engagement Fund. This Fund will promote diverse communities in the Pittsburgh region and support them in creating opportunities for civic engagement that result in a more inclusive, and engaged multicultural region.
When: Wednesday, November 6, 6pm-8pm
Where: Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
RSVP at: http://bit.ly/2013MiniGrant
Come meet past Mini Grant recipients and community leaders, have your questions answered and connect with organizations interested in working with you to create a more welcoming and inclusive community.
To learn more about the Mini Grant Initiatives, click here.