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
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Spak Brothers is an awesome pizza shop in Penn Avenue in Garfield, awesome because they make delicious food and they are awesome neighbors who have supported lots of community initiatives. I know they kept many of the toy drive volunteers fed last Christmas.
Due to a break-in and refrigerator break down, they have had a rough week. Spak isn’t asking for money, but you can support them by stopping by for some food.
Spak will reopen at 5pm on Thursday and be open until Tuesday when the new fridge arrives.
These small businesses are the heart and… Read the rest
Three weeks ago, IheartPGH was featured in the Tribune Review’s article about the #MySummerin5words – Tweets connect Pittsburghers with the world, each other in 5 words (Tribune Review, May 27, 2015). It took me a few tries but here is how I summarized my summer in 5 words:
Mon, Ohio, Allegheny, & Jail Trail #MySummerin5words #pghsummerin5words
— I heart PGH (@iheartpgh) May 27, 2015
I also posted a tweet that sums up a Pittsburgh summer with 5 Twitter accounts:
Here is how I’d sum up the next 3 months @Firstwavesorg @kayakpittsburgh @gtbikerentals @LeonasLLC @IndependentPGH #MySummerin5words — I heart PGH (@iheartpgh)… Read the rest