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Help with childcare, youth organizing opportunities and more Pittsburgh resources to make your summer great

Check out these Pittsburgh resources for families.

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A little kindness goes a long way: Teaching kids about autism and other disabilities

Christina Abernethy on the importance of teaching kids about autism and other disabilities, so they can treat others with respect.

Pittsburgh Youth Climate Action summit

Your teen is invited to the Pittsburgh Youth Climate Action Summit. Details here on this free event.

We’ve got all the details on this year’s in-person Pittsburgh Youth Climate Action Summit. Register your child for free today.

Register today: Empower Her helps transform today’s Pittsburgh girls into tomorrow’s leaders

The event also covers health and wellness, healthy relationships and body positivity.

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Jasmine Cho of Yummyholic is creating conversations about race you can consume

Jasmine Cho uses her self-taught culinary skills to shine a (delicious) light on populations that are misrepresented or underrepresented.

Café Momentum’s restaurant and culinary training center for youth opening Downtown

In the coming months, Café Momentum will hold an orientation session for the first group of 150 youth. Details here.

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How local parents and teachers feel about ‘Maus’ being banned — and about teaching difficult history

It is a familiar story, repeated so many times in American life over the decades: Words and pictures, simple and powerful, and divisive once again. A rural Tennessee school district’s […]

Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit

Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit features acclaimed writers Damon Young, Deesha Philyaw, Brian Broome

The virtual Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit happens Jan. 21 beginning at 7 p.m. Details here.

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.”

mentoring in Pittsburgh

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.

Black Pittsburgh

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.

Pittsburgh nonprofits

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.

Peyton Klein and her lookalike doll Photo courtesy of American Girl

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.