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The Sprout Fund supports innovative ideas that are catalyzing change in Pittsburgh—making our community a better place to live, work, play, and raise a family.  Through its programs and activities, Sprout enriches the Pittsburgh region’s vitality by engaging citizens, amplifying voices, supporting creativity and innovation, and cultivating connected communities.

Founded in 2001, Sprout is one of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s leading agencies for catalytic small-scale funding, civic engagement, digital media and learning, and public art. With strong working relationships to many community organizations and regional stakeholders, Sprout’s approach has worked successfully across political and geographic boundaries to make hundreds of community-decided investments in early-stage projects, organizations, innovators, and activities.

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The Young Men & Women’s African Heritage Association Inc. (YMWAHA) engages the community via our cultural, arts, and education programs which are tailored to promote a sense of determination and accomplishment for all ages. YMWAHA programs were developed with the core philosophy of broadening horizons and encourage participants to view themselves as members of a global multi-cultural, multi-talented society while embracing opportunities for personal achievement, creative expression and social change. In the past two decades YMWHA has offered multi-year sequential programs that utilize community based children and family centered approaches to improve the lives of children and families so they can become positive, active, and contributing members of society.

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Innovation Works (IW) founded AlphaLab in 2008 to accelerate the growth of promising startup technology companies in the region. AlphaLab provides early-stage technology companies with an extensive mentor network, educational sessions with industry leaders, and a rich entrepreneurial work environment within a nationally ranked accelerator program.

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Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST)  is a partnership of funders, intermediaries and providers dedicated to building a quality OST system that will contribute to the healthy successful development of young people as they progress through their school years, graduate from high school, and enter into adulthood.

If you’re looking for a high-quality afterschool program for your child or student, APOST has the resources you need to find the right program.

If you provide a high-quality child or youth-oriented program in your community, APOST is your network of support.

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BirdBrain Technologies LLC is devoted to creating robots that educate and inspire by enabling student creativity. Begun in Carnegie Mellon’s CREATE Lab, our products are the result of university-based research endeavors in which we work with end-users at all parts of the design process, pilot products in real educational settings and create accompanying curricula.

Our first product, the Finch robot, was designed for introductory computer science education. The Finch is affordable for classrooms, and has a beak LED, beeper, light, obstacle, temperature, and accelerometer sensors. Finch is supported on all major operating systems and works with over a dozen programming languages. It has been adopted in hundreds of Computer Science classrooms. The newer Hummingbird Robotics Kit is designed to enable engineering and robotics activities for ages 10 and up that involve the making and programming of robots, kinetic sculptures, and animatronics built out of a combination of kit parts and crafting materials. Hummingbird is rapidly being adopted in middle and high school classrooms ranging from art to science to math to English.

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The Creative Industries Network serves as a collaborative hub that ignites creativity and innovation, enhances interconnectivity and provides opportunity for creative, cultural transformation. The network serves seven key clusters: Design, Communications, Fine Arts, Entertainment, Software & Hardware, Data Science and Creative Industry Support Services.

The Creative Industries Network originated in 2008, as the Art + Technology Initiative, to unite and cultivate the creative and technology communities in the Pittsburgh region, and beyond.  Founded on the idea that creativity and technology share the fundamental characteristic of innovation, as well as a synergy at the forefront of cultural progression, the network has since become its own operating entity and its members and partners are dedicated to discovering the possibilities of this leading-edge fusion.

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Visit Pittsburgh Mills Sky Trail, the premiere ropes course attraction inside the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills! Channel your inner tightrope walker as you take on the 3-story tall ropes course for an adventure like no other! Participants are safely harnessed before climbing through 2 levels of cargo nets, angled rope ladders and more. You can’t forget the Sky Rail zip line! It measures 69-feet long and you can soar over your friends, no experience required.  There is also a special Sky Tykes ropes course for kids under 4-feet tall which parents can assist their young thrill seekers on. With a ropes course perfect for all ages, this is an exhilarating attraction for the whole family – rain or shine!

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Operation Warm’s mission is to provide brand new winter coats to children in need. The gift of a new winter coat inspires hope and empowers children to attend school regularly and have strong self-esteem.

Operation Warm was founded in 1998 when our founder, Dick Sanford, saw the need in his community for warm coats for at-risk children.  What began as a gesture motivated by sadness and concern grew into a passion and our mission.

We were founded on the conviction that children born in poverty have less than a fair chance to thrive.  We applaud organizations which supply “gently worn” garments.  However, we believe giving a child in need a new winter coat has an immeasurable effect on their families:

  • Pride in ownership
  • A tangible boost in self-esteem and peer acceptance
  • Improved school attendance
  • Likelihood of two nutritious meals at school through the Free or Reduced Lunch Program
  • Ability to play and socialize outside
  • Relief related to stretching limited funds for clothing, food, heat, or housing

Operation Warm has grown from one man into a nationwide program that reaches 49 states, parts of Canada, and has touched the lives of 2 million children.

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The Consortium is a nonprofit organization working with school districts across western Pennsylvania on initiatives strategically designed to strengthen and broaden school leadership, engage community and empower students. While concentrated in a seven-county area, our initiatives often spark collaborations in other Pennsylvania communities and inform policy discussions at the state level.

As a member of the Public Education Network, based in Washington, D.C., we are among 77 Local Education Funds (LEFs) bringing resources, improvements and community support to public schools. We relentlessly advocate for excellence and equity in public education for all students. Our work is inspired and driven by an unshakable belief that public education is fundamental to a democratic society and that public schools are essential to our economic vitality.

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Captivating Face and Body Art for all Occasions.

Use your imagination and artist Cynthia Jewel, of Face Paint Pittsburgh will create the transformation!

  • Professionally trained as a face and body artist.
  • Practicing Nurse with child clearances.
  • Extensive experience with children.
  • Team of 5 or more painters available for large high volume events 

Face Paint Pittsburgh uses only the safest, highest quality, cosmetic grade materials, approved for skin application. Fully insured and willing to travel.

Specializing in childrens birthday parties and corporate events.

Typical Party rate $150. for two hours.

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Established by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, 3 Rivers WIB leads the public workforce development system for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. We are a collaboration of Pittsburgh-area employers, educators, funders, labor unions, policy makers and community-based organizations which strive to bridge the gap between job seekers and companies in need of talent.

Youth workforce-related policy is a pivotal component of WIA. Through its Youth Policy Council (YPC), 3RWIB prepares youth with the skills they need to develop a world-class workforce pipeline for the Pittsburgh region. Through a consolidated and integrated youth employment network, the YPC provides youth with the 21st Century skills needed to perform at the highest caliber within the region’s premiere industries.

At its core, the YPC is charged to provide oversight, recommend the distribution of funds, and manage contracts that total more than $2.2 million in Workforce Investment Act formula funds between the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. These dollars support programs which serve youth based on income eligibility and who face certain predetermined barriers to gaining employment.

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