Volunteers Needed for Refugee Mentoring Program

October 15, 2012

It’s hard for those of us who haven’t lived through war to imagine the life of a refugee. What would it be like to flee your home and your country with little more than the things you can carry? Yet millions of people around the world are displaced by violence or ethnic cleansing annually. Tens Read More

Fulfilling the Promise… City graduation rate on the rise

October 8, 2012

Celebrating the work of its first four-year graduates, the Pittsburgh Promise released its annual report that highlighted increased graduation rates in city schools and greater college retention rates for Promise scholars. The Promise report, released Sept. 27 at sponsor American Eagle Outfitters’ offices on the South Side, shows the program is succeeding on all fronts, Read More

Why Employee Resource Groups Matter

October 1, 2012

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), also known as employer-based affinity groups, business resource groups or employee networks, are popular in many big companies today.  Organizations recognize the benefits of these groups as business partners by leveraging them to offer support from recruiting and retention to product development and marketing.  ERGs play an important role in integrating Read More

Pittsburgh Promise’s annual report boasts of good retention rate

September 28, 2012

More students are graduating from city high schools, and early data indicate recipients of the Pittsburgh Promise are persevering in college, speakers said Thursday during an annual celebration of the scholarship program. Officials also announced a new initiative to attract Hispanic immigrants to the city and unveiled a sign that real-estate agents can use to Read More

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