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March 2018

Take Charge of Your Health. Be Informed. Be Involved. … Down Syndrome

2018-03-16T15:09:59+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Making News, Uncategorized|

This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on Alzheimer’s disease, as it relates to those living with Down syndrome. Jennifer Jones, MPH, community engagement senior coordinator, and Esther L. Bush, president and CEO, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, chatted about this topic. JJ: Good afternoon, Ms. Bush. It’s been awhile since you [...]

Urban League Celebrates 100 Years, But CEO Says ‘We Still Have A Very Long Way To Go’

2018-03-05T12:45:16+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Making News|

The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh is celebrating its centennial. Founded in 1918, part of its mission has been to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance. President and CEO Esther Bush, sat down with 90.5 WESA’s Maria Scapellato to talk about how the Urban League's mission remains relevant as the organization embarks on its [...]

Wheatley to introduce resolution honoring Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh’s 100-year anniversary

2018-03-01T14:20:30+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Making News|

HARRISBURG, Feb. 26 – State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, plans to introduce a House resolution in honor of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh’s centennial year. The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh was founded in 1918 and promotes racial equality, self-reliance and community empowerment. Programs focus on housing, financial literacy, youth leadership and development, family [...]

February 2018

Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved. …Alzheimer’s disease

2018-02-27T15:39:56+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Making News|

This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on Alzheimer’s disease. Erricka Hager, health advocate, and Esther L. Bush, president and CEO, both of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, spoke about this topic. EB: Good morning, Erricka. Alzheimer’s disease is a health topic that we’ve never covered before. I’m glad we’re taking [...]

Rousing worship service marks Urban League centennial

2018-02-21T12:36:46+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Making News|

Written by: Peter Smith, Pittsburgh Post Gazette Photos by: Stephanie Strasburg, Pittsburgh Post Gazette Published: February 11, 2018 Original Article With pulsing gospel music, festive dance and a soaring call-and-response sermon that packed in a call to renewed social activism, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh marked its 100th anniversary year in a gathering that [...]

April 2017

History. Recorded. Voices of the Past Share Wisdom for the Future

2017-04-18T11:51:25+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Making News|

History. Recorded. Voices of the Past Share Wisdom for the Future Out of the classroom, and into the community... Cassandra Brown isn’t learning about black history from a textbook, a computer or even a classroom lecture. Instead, the 17-year-old is discovering the past through conversations with those who lived it. image: https://presspage-production-content.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/1441/estherbush.jpg?x=1486323743651 “We have never [...]

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