2017 April Holidays

The spring has always been seen as an important time of year. Observing the end of winter and the beginning of the regrowth and rebirth of the earth has inspired many religious holidays and observances over time. This year we see many of these international holidays fall on April. Click through to read more about Read More

Women’s History Month: Pittsburgh Statistics

To honor Women’s History Month, Vibrant Pittsburgh has collected statistics on the women in our region. Click through to educate yourself on the statistics of Pittsburgh’s women concerning education, poverty, employment, and business ownership. 

Notable Women of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh has served as the home to many extraordinary women who broke barriers, set records, won prestigious awards and recognition, and advanced our society in immeasurable ways. Click in to read highlights concerning a few of these wonderful women, as we remember them and all others who were integral to America and the world during Women’s Read More

Pittsburgh’s Black History

Pittsburgh’s black and African American communities have played integral roles in American culture and advancement. Most of us are familiar with August Wilson, Teenie Harris, and Billy Strayhorn, but there are many other black and African American trailblazers who claim Pittsburgh as home. Click through to learn more.

The Year of the Rooster

The Lunar New Year, which is also called the Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival, has ancient roots in China. In 2017, the first day falls on Saturday, January 28th. Welcome to the year of the Rooster! Click through for more facts…

January Holidays and Celebrations!

Many wonderful holidays are wrapping up, while more are still kicking off! January is full of interesting celebrations from many populations. Click through for details!

Winter Holidays: Yule, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa

Many holidays and festivals are observed in the winter months, ranging from the ancient celebrations of the Winter Solstice to the modern Kwanzaa. Learn a bit more about the origins and traditions of these fun celebrations below. And from Vibrant Pittsburgh, have a very happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year!   Information taken Read More

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day was instituted by the United Nations in 1950 to observe the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which occurred on December, 10 1948 in Paris. This year’s campaign is “Stand up for someone’s rights today,” and you can contribute to their cause and learn more about the Declaration and Human Read More

Veterans in the Pittsburgh Metro Area

For Veteran’s Day, review important demographic statistics about the veterans in our area. Knowing this data can help local organizations offer the effective support veterans need.

International Autumn Holidays

This time of years sees the celebration of several popular international holidays, including Diwali, Samhain (Halloween), and Dia de los Muertos. These holidays have rich histories and have spread far beyond their originating culture and country. Scroll down to learn more!  

Pittsburgh Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week was created to help celebrate the spirit of inclusion and diversity throughout the country surrounding immigration and foreign born citizens. It promotes positive support to immigrants and refugees coming to America to start a new life. With that spirit in mind, please enjoy some interesting statistics about immigrants and foreign born residents of Pittsburgh Read More

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. Click HERE to learn more about Pittsburgh’s Hispanic residents’ heritage.

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day 2016

June 20th is World Refugee Day. Find out what it is and how you can get involved HERE.

LGBT Pride Month

Pride Month 2016

June is LGBT Pride Month. How has U.S. opinion on same-sex marriage changed in the past 12 years? Click HERE to learn more.

March is Women’s History Month

March Women's Month

Learn which industries in the Pittsburgh region employ the most women and which industries pay women the most. Click HERE to find out!

Black History Month 2016

Black History Month

Black History Month is a month set aside each year to learn, honor, and celebrate achievements of black men and women throughout history. Every year Black History Month has a specific theme, this year’s theme is Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories. This Vibrant Facts provides links to historically significant African American sites. Click Read More

Lunar New Year 2016

Lunar Calendar 2016

Learn about the Lunar New Year and where to celebrate it in Pittsburgh, click HERE.

Martin Luther King Jr Day 2016

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Learn about how many people volunteer in the Pittsburgh region by clicking HERE To learn about upcoming events around Martin Luther King Jr Day click HERE To find places to volunteer in your area click HERE  

Confronting the Challenge of Diversity in Westmoreland County: A Report

West Moreland County Report

In 2014, a survey was developed to assess Westmoreland County residents’ views on diversity in the region. The purpose of the study was to identify and measure attitudes of racial diversity in the county and to make recommendations from those observations on how to help strengthen the cultural and commercial ties in the region. To Read More

People with Disabilities in the Labor Force

Disability Labor Force

This Vibrant Fact compares people with disabilities in the Pittsburgh labor force with people with disabilities in the United States labor force. Click HERE to view full pdf.

People with Disabilities and the Types of Difficulties They Face

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Often people with disabilities face multiple, overlapping difficulties, from hearing difficulties to independent living difficulties. This Vibrant Facts illustrates the types of difficulties people with disabilities may have. Click HERE to view full pdf.

Population by Race and Ethnicity of Select City of Pittsburgh Neighborhoods

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There are neighborhoods in the City of Pittsburgh that are increasing their diversity. Check out these neighborhoods: Beechview, Carrick, East Liberty, Central Business District, and Squirrel Hill. For more information about neighborhoods in the region contact the Welcome Center at welcomecenter@vibrantpittsburgh.org.  Click Here to view the full pdf…