Connection Accelerator: Program Overview

The Connection Accelerator program helps diverse talent thrive in the Pittsburgh region through mentorships, grant funding, leadership opportunities, and a variety of social and networking events.

Mentorship Program

Connecting diverse college students to professional mentors with a goal of decreasing outward migration following graduation.

Mini Grants

Mini Grants support diverse communities in the Pittsburgh region through funding for a variety of projects, events and collaborations.

Next Generation Council

Vibrant Pittsburgh's Next Generation Council engages "next generation leaders" to provide leadership in retaining diverse professionals in the region.

Welcome Cohort

The Welcome Cohort engages newcomers early to introduce and connect them to others in the region while participating in a variety of social, mentoring, and networking activities.