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September 2022

Pittsburgh-area food banks say demand is soaring as families struggle with inflation

2022-09-16T10:36:02-04:00September 16th, 2022|Making News|

Originally Published 9/14/2022 Pittsburgh Post Gazette From families completely out of food to exploding call volumes, food banks across the Pittsburgh area are seeing their services taxed in new ways as the summer draws to a close and inflation remains high. Jessica Horvath, 45, is one of those individuals who has never used a food [...]

August 2022

People on the Move

2022-08-29T15:12:46-04:00August 29th, 2022|Making News|

Originally Published: 8/29/2022 Pittsburgh Post Gazette Nonprofit The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh hired John Ukenye as its advocacy and policy officer; Joshua Smith, associate director of youth leadership programs and director, Black Male Leadership Development Institute; Ginger Underwood, program manager, Black Female Leadership Development Institute and Loretta Ellis, opportunity broker.

July 2022

Highmark Health charts new course for social services reimbursement

2022-07-26T13:07:47-04:00July 26th, 2022|Health, Making News, Uncategorized|

Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network have begun a pilot program that seeks to bring a similar reimbursement system to what it uses for health care providers to nonprofits that provide social services.Recently, health insurers and hospitals have spent a significant amount of time on what are called the social determinants of health, which are [...]

June 2022

May 2022

April 2022

Take Charge of Your Health. Be Informed Be Involved… Cannabis Use and Youth

2022-04-14T12:48:33-04:00April 14th, 2022|Health, Making News|

Published 4/13/2022 New Pittsburgh Courier It’s important to note that while cannabis can have positive effects medicinally for large portions of the population, it can negatively impact youth who use and abuse it. We spoke with Carlos T. Carter, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh about his thoughts on cannabis use [...]

‘A beacon of hope’: Pittsburgh’s Black leaders celebrate Supreme Court confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson

2022-04-08T10:41:49-04:00April 8th, 2022|Making News|

The confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court — making her the first African American woman to serve on the nation’s highest court — was a historic moment, Allegheny County President Judge Kim Berkeley Clark said. Judge Clark would know about historic moments: She is the first African American to serve as president [...]

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