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.

PGH Newcomer Connect

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

Connection Accelerator Mentorship Program

A mentorship program connecting diverse college students to area business professionals who serve as mentors. The goal of this initiative is to connect students with the business and social community, thereby decreasing the rate of outward migration following graduation.

Pittsburgh Regional EBRG Council

 A convening of the leaders and sponsors of our member's Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs). While many of the educational opportunities we host are open to the public, Council participation is limited to member organizations only.

Next Generation Council

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

Mini Grants

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