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Women-Owned Businesses in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia You Can Support

March is Women’s History Month and we’d like to celebrate these amazing women-owned businesses in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia! It is vital to support female entrepreneurs. Here are a few places you…

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Register for the PA Youth Advisory Board 2021 Virtual College Fair Today!

Register for the PA Youth Advisory Board’s (YAB) Virtual College Fair March 15-18. See below for details and click here to register today! The deadline to register is March 8….

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Black Businesses in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia You Can Support!

Supporting Black-owned companies helps create more opportunities for Black communities. By doing our part in pouring into Black businesses, the structure of generational wealth can benefit Black families. Buying Black…

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Blessings Boutique: Free Clothes for Kids in Homewood

The Salvation Army branch in Homewood-Brushton has recently launched the Blessings Boutique, which is available to children ages 5 to 18 and offering free jackets, pants, shirts, toiletries and other…

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Gwen’s Girls Advocating for Black Girls and Their Childhoods

By now, you have probably seen the disturbing video of police pepper-spraying a 9-year-old Black girl as she screamed, “I want my dad!” This is yet another sad example of what Dr. Jamilia Blake has researched…

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PA DHS 2021 Racial Equity Report Promotes System DEI Efforts

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) released its first-ever racial equity report on January 21, 2021. The report opens by alluding to the civil and racial unrest sparked by…

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Micah’s Mixx: 10-year-old Turns School Bus into Food Truck

The pandemic has pushed a new generation of entrepreneurship in young people who start their ventures at an early age. Ten-year-old kidpreneur Micah Idris decided to launch his own food truck…

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Learn and Earn Corporate Internship Application Is Now Open

The Learn and Earn Corporate Internship Program is now accepting applications! This eight-week professional internship program is for young adults ages 18-24 who have prior work experience. Young people who are selected…

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Important COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

In Pennsylvania, the COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed in a phased approach. View the Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard Vaccine Allocation & Eligibility In order to facilitate vaccine distribution throughout…

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Annie E. Casey Report Illuminates COVID-19 Damage to Children & Families

According to a recent Annie E. Casey report—Kids, Families and COVID-19—Pennsylvania children and families (and families nationwide) have not only suffered from financial challenges and food insecurity as a result…

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