Kidsburgh Hero Clark Ehman: This 14-year-old collected over 450 baseball bats and other equipment to send to the Dominican Republic

“The equipment just kept coming and coming and coming. It was pretty wild.”

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What’s mentoring in Pittsburgh really like? Check out our interview with Open Field mentor Ezra Dubowitz.

We’ve asked local mentors to give us the inside scoop on mentoring in Pittsburgh. Check out their answers.

36 nonprofits get a boost from new Small and Mighty grants: Can one of them help you?

These Small and Mighty grants will help dozens of nonprofits do more for the Pittsburgh region. Check out the full list.

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Shepherd’s Heart Fellowship in Uptown responds to homeless crisis with new women’s shelter

This new homeless shelter in Pittsburgh has 24 beds for women and space to handle overflow when needed.

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BlackPittsburgh website launched to share the great things happening in the Black community

The BlackPittsburgh site captures the natural rebirth of 1Hood Media after two years of the pandemic, and it aims to tell the stories that Black Pittsburgh needs to know.

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How can you help? Pittsburgh non-profits share their holiday wish lists.

These Pittsburgh nonprofits share the ways you can help them do good in 2022.

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Global Minds founder Peyton Klein honored by American Girl with new doll

“Youth are standing up in their communities all across the country,” says Peyton Klein. “All it takes is seeing an issue and having the courage and confidence to act.”

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5 reasons why school board elections matter (vote on Tuesday, Nov 2!)

School boards are more powerful than many voters realize. Get details here, and remember to vote on Tuesday!

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This weeklong event can help your kid become a climate changemaker

You and your kids can tune into next week’s summit whenever you have time. All events will be recorded.

Public Source: Activism beyond trends — How I went from a teenage reposter to a real world advocate

This local high schooler took his activism from social media to the real world in order to advocate for mental health awareness.

Cafe Momentum program looks to give Pittsburgh’s young people a second chance

A criminal record shouldn’t define a young person’s entire life. Cafe Momentum trains teens with the skills to earn steady employment and build stable lives.

Kidsburgh Learning Guide: Helping young people use their voices

Is your child is passionate about social issues or looking to have a voice in their community? There are many ways to support that goal right here in Pittsburgh. 

Sweet Pea’s ice cream truck is on a heartwarming mission

Sweet Pea’s ice cream truck is helping Pittsburghers in need while bringing sweet treats to everyone.

JAMbethekindkid, Inc. continues to set off chain reactions of kindness

Kindness is something that can not only benefit others whenever you do it, but also benefits yourself.

3 small steps that can fill this school year with moments of joyful learning

All of us can help put joy at the center of learning for our kids. Here’s how.

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Foster Love Project outgrows its space as it expands outreach programs

“The goal is giving a child a dignified experience and making them feel loved.”

Don’t miss your baby’s free $100 for education funding from the Pennsylvania Treasury

In addition to the gift of money, it’s a great teaching tool for kids to learn about saving.

Pittsburgh mom creates VolunTOTS to help little kids volunteer

“VolunTOTS took on a life of its own that I had never anticipated, but it’s really exciting.”

Kidsburgh heroes: These twins collected 6,548 diapers and wipes (so far)

“We’re women and we want to support other women.”

‘I can do it!’ VolunTOTS empowers little kids to do good in Pittsburgh communities

“I think people are looking for good, looking for joy and for community. And I think that we’re providing that for people.”