Attention book lovers! Book ‘Em is a Pittsburgh non-profit that needs your help to send books to prisoners in Pennsylvania.
I spent a few hours yesterday in the basement of a building on Penn Avenue yesterday with a group of volunteers who were picking out books and packing them up to be sent to prisoners across the state. I had no idea that the basement below the Thomas Merton Center was set up as a little book-shop by mail. If you love browsing book stores and picking out books then this is the volunteer opportunity for you! Prisoners from across… Read the rest
Sunday May 1, 2016 is a busy day in the City of Pittsburgh. Today is the Pittsburgh Marathon and graduation at University of Pittsburgh.
Here is a .jpg of the Pittsburgh Marathon Map. You can download a larger .pdf of the map here: 2016 Pittsburgh Marathon Course Map.
Pittsburgh Marathon Hashtags & Twitter Accounts to Follow
If you are following the race on social media, here are some hashtags to follow…
#RunPGH – I’m using #RunPGH because I think that is what I’ve used in the past.
#3Cheers – mostly for community events happening around the marathon… Read the rest
The Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh in a constant Catch-22. It needs to promote itself and its services to people in the community, but also needs to be discreet and protect the privacy of clients.
Last year WC&S answered more than 5,000 hotline calls, provided legal advocacy for nearly 4,000 clients, and sheltered more than 500 women and children.
But the WC&S also had to turn away 755 women and children last year. They consider turning away victims of intimate partner violence unacceptable. When their beds are full, they always try and find alternate arrangements. However, that’s not… Read the rest
I’ll keep this short since it’s no secret that I love Startup Weekend– if you’re interested in entrepreneurship and the tech scene at all, there’s no better way to get involved than jumping right in! Use code SWheartsPGH for 20% off.
The most recent Startup Weekend, hosted by Work Hard Pittsburgh, was a Civic-themed event held in September that focused on making impacts in our community.
We were due for a general-themed event open to all ideas, regardless of vertical or sector, so Startup Weekend Pittsburgh is coming this weekend!
For a quick recap, here’s what you can expect over… Read the rest
A 54-hour hackathon cultivating impact and entrepreneurship
Do you know what’s great?
We are living through an interesting time in the history of technology, where everyday people can choose to have a real impact. It’s not a matter of waiting for large institutions to fix what we know can be fixed. You and me, me and you, we can just choose to engage each other and build solutions.
That’s why Startup Weekend Civic Pittsburgh is happening at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 18th in the neighborhood of Allentown. It is a chance for us to come together and build solutions.… Read the rest