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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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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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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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Philadelphia Youth Diversion Program Works to Dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Punitive discipline methods in schools – such as “zero-tolerance” policies – have historically affected students of color at disproportionate rates. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reports that Black students…

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Holiday Mental Health Resources

As the holidays draw near, the Wolf Administration has provided holiday mental health resources for Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness, isolation and other stressors. The holidays can be both…

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Community Outlets for Black Youth to Channel Frustrations About Racism

Why do we need community outlets for Black youth? Most Black youth in the United States encounter racism in their daily lives, which can lead to continual psychological and emotional…

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Update on $500 Per Child Payments for Federal Beneficiaries

Update on $500 per child payments for federal beneficiaries As part of an effort to help people who were unable to provide their information in time to receive Economic Impact…

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Join Us for a Virtual Respite Recruitment Event!

ASCI’s respite home recruiters are inviting all families in the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas to join our virtual respite recruitment event on November 18 at 6 p.m. EST. Respite caseworker…

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