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Pittsburgh Freedom House 2.0 

UPMC, Partner 4 Work, and Neighborhood Resilience Project offer a 10-week paid training and mentoring program for ages 18 to 24 or those who lost their job due to COVID. Career opportunities include EMT, Patient Care Technician, and Community Health Worker. Interested individuals who reside in the City of Pittsburgh or in Allegheny County with a High School diploma or GED are eligible. Learn more here!

"Children's Response to Violence" First Virtual Workshop

January 9, 2021, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Learn how children and teens sometimes respond differently to acts of violence depending upon their gender.  How does family and community violence impact a child’s mental health and emotional development?  Why is the rate of suicide among teens rising?  This workshop includes resources for parents and educators.  Presenters: Dr. Paula Marie Powe, Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist and Medical Director Matilda Theiss Early Childhood and School-based Behavioral Health Center; Ms. Gina Pelusi, Everytown Survivor and Media Lead; Ms. Nicole Molinaro, President/CEO, Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh.  To register contact Dr. Mary Ann Hvizdos, Blessed Be Educators Program Director by email or phone:; 412-807-1611. This workshop, which is approved for PA Act 48 Professional Development Hours, is jointly sponsored by six local faith-based organizations.


UPMC "I Speak" Cards  

UPMC has created “I Speak” cards to improve language access at UPMC and within Pittsburgh communities. The purpose of the cards is to enable patients to ask for an interpreter and to help health care staff immediately identify their preferred language and educate them of their patient’s need for an interpreter. The hope is that the patients will keep this card on them and show them to staff when seeking medical care. These cards are available in Spanish, Arabic, Nepali, Russian, Mandarin, and in a “universal” card that can be filled in with the preferred language if it is not one of these five. Check here to request a pack of cards.

Learning and Leadership Grants: Grants available for educational support staff who work in school buildings. Grant range $2,000 to $5,000. Deadlines: December 1, 2020 and February 28, 2021.
Teaching Tolerance: Grants that educate youth to thrive in a diverse democracy. Deadline: Rolling
W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Racial Equity 2030. A Call for Bold Solutions to Drive an Equitable Future. $90 million to build and scale ideas for closing the racial equity gap so all children, families and communities can be more secure in their trust of the systems and institutions that serve them. Deadline: February 25, 2021.
Book Bank: New and donated books and resources. Deadline: Rolling. 
Pittsburgh Foundation: is establishing an emergency action fund for nonprofits. More info to come as they release details. Deadline: TBD
Emergency Fund for Artists: potential $500 support from GPAC for artists at a loss of income due to coronavirus. More emergency arts funding resources here. Deadline: Rolling
Peace First: $250 grants to youth 13-25 for projects developed to address community response to COIVD-19. Deadline: Rolling
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Artist and Administration Support Small Grants: $250 grants. Deadline: Ongoing 
Youth-Led COVID-19 Human Services Initiative Grants: $2,500-$10,000 grants. Deadline: Ongoing 
Trans Community Support During COVID Crisis Grants: Up to $10,000 grants. Deadline: Ongoing
Girls and Gender Expansive Youth of Color Support Grants: Up to $25,000 grants. Deadline: Ongoing
Social Justice Grassroots Organization Support During COVID Crisis Grants: About $1,000 grants. Deadline: Ongoing 

Upcoming Events  

December 9th: ELIE Circle Antiracist Dialogues for Action: Internalized Oppression and Internalized Dominance
January 31st: ELIE Circle Antiracist Dialogues for Action: Conversations with Young People about Racism
February 10th: ELIE Circle Antiracist Dialogues for Action: Racism and Other Intersections
Ongoing: Pittsburgh Public School Virtual OST Opportunities
Ongoing: Better Kid Care On Demand Professional Development 
Virtual Programming: School to Career's Your Path from Learning to Earning
Virtual Programming: Trust Arts Education Creative Connections 
Virtual Programming: Trust Arts Education Creative Curriculums
Virtual Programming: Venture Outdoors Virtual Outdoor Experiences 
Virtual Programming: Manchester Craftmen's Guild Fall Courses

For more events, please click the links below:
Remake Learning

APOST Upcoming PD Offerings 


The Creative Learning Network has launched a professional learning series, “LUNCH BREAK WITH CLN”. This series will include nine weeks of workshops held on Wednesdays from 11:30 am -1:30 pm starting November 4, 2020. 
Topics will include: 
-Social Emotional Learning  
-Foundations of Anti-racist, Trauma-informed and Health  
-Stages of Youth Development 
-Creating Positive Environments 
-Youth Voice 
-Three Collective Knowledge Sessions will be paired with the trainings on SEL, Anti-racist, and Youth Voice 
Don't miss out on your chance to register here!

Employment Opportunities

Latino Community Center: SOY (Supporting Our Youth) Pgh Elementary School Assistant  

Sarah Heinz House: Program Director-LifeSkills Director

ELIE Circle: Antiracist Dialogues for Action Presenter (Volunteer)

YWCA: After-School STEM Educator

Assemble Pittsburgh: In-House Programs Manager

Manchester Youth Development Center: Teacher Assistant (PT & FT) 

Manchester Youth Development Center: Virtual and In-Person Group Leader 

YMCA: STEAM Program Coordinator 

YMCA: STEM Program Instructor 

SHIM: Academic Support Teacher-PT (pg, 1) (pg.2

Environmental Charter School Careers 

Mt. Ararat Community Activity Center: Kitchen Coordinator 

Mt. Ararat Community Activity Center: Lead Teacher (pg. 1) (pg. 2)

To post jobs in this section, please contact Jaron Paul.

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PA Forward Student Loans


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