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October 2021

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh names new CEO

2021-10-25T08:58:43-04:00October 25th, 2021|Making News|

Published October 18, 2021 Pittsburgh Business Times The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh’s nationwide search for a new president and CEO has come to an end. Beginning Nov. 10, Carlos T. Carter will step into the role. Carter is a Pittsburgh native and has previously served as the executive director of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund and [...]

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh names new president and CEO

2021-10-25T08:55:58-04:00October 25th, 2021|Making News|

Published: October 18, 2021 Pittsburgh Post Gazette After a nationwide search for its next president and CEO, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh has chosen Carlos T. Carter, a veteran business and nonprofit leader with ties to the city.  Mr. Carter will begin his role at the Urban League on Nov. 10. Previously, Mr. Carter has [...]

Women of Influence: Celebrating the career achievements of Esther L. Bush

2021-10-01T14:35:26-04:00October 1st, 2021|Making News|

Esther L. Bush is the career achievement winner for the 2021 Women of Influence awards. Esther L. Bush was a young girl growing up in Pittsburgh when she learned a lesson that would inspire a long and successful career helping women and people of color overcome obstacles to advancement. Her father owned a trucking company and operated [...]

August 2021

Pennsylvania education leaders call on schools to boost teacher diversity with stimulus funds

2021-08-02T12:36:08-04:00August 2nd, 2021|Education, ESSA, Making News|

As the 2021-2022 school year approaches, families, educators, and student advocates are growing concerned about the allocation of American Rescue Plan funding across Pennsylvania and its 500 school districts. The ESSA Leadership Learning Community hosted a virtual news conference this week to discuss how the new federal funding from the American Rescue Plan should be [...]

June 2021

Esther Bush stepping down after 27 years as CEO of Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

2021-06-09T12:35:47-04:00June 9th, 2021|Making News|

Originally published: June 4, 2021 By: Joyce Gannon Pittsburgh Post Gazette As she prepares to step down after 27 years as president and chief executive of the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, Esther Bush is proud of accomplishments she said the agency achieved during her tenure including starting the city’s first charter school, increasing housing [...]

April 2021

Steelers Greats Franco Harris, Mel Blount Encourage Black Community To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

2021-08-02T12:37:16-04:00April 15th, 2021|Health, Making News, Uncategorized|

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Community leaders and Steelers legends are making their pitch for the Black community to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Black Political Empowerment Project President Tim Stevens is pushing for more people to roll up their sleeves like Steelers legends Franco Harris and Mel Blount. “We want to protect our families, our friends and [...]


2021-04-15T15:28:31-04:00April 15th, 2021|Making News|

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh receives $200,000 donation towards Urban Tech 2.0 from Comcast as part of $3 Million dollar national investment Pittsburgh, PA (April 15, 2021) -- Comcast and the National Urban League have been longstanding partners and have recently announced a 2-year grant of $200,000 to support the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh’s [...]

March 2021

January 2021

Working to bring people together

2021-01-15T13:18:26-05:00January 15th, 2021|Making News|

By: Teresa Varley Steelers.com Published: January 15, 2021 For the third year, Steelers players are leading the Steelers Social Justice Grant program. Players are making donations to local organizations that are having an impact on the community, and the Steelers are matching the donations. The Steelers kicked off the 2020 Steelers Social Justice Grant program [...]

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