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Urban League food distribution to help 900 families

Originally published: 11/22/2021 Pittsburgh Post Gazette Just as it’s done for some 15 years, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh hosted its annual Thanksgiving Day food distribution Saturday morning  — continuing a tradition of helping area families in need fill their bellies and feast in style for the holiday. “This is a great thing,” said [...]

2021-11-22T15:09:21-05:00November 22nd, 2021|Making News|

Pittsburgh Area Charitable Groups Hand Out Turkeys To Help Those In Need Ahead Of Thanksgiving

Originally published: 11/21/2021 KDKA After Saturday, there are just five days until Thanksgiving and some families are still wondering how they are going to put food on their tables. Groups across the city handed out and self-delivered Thanksgiving meals to those in need on Saturday. About 1,000 families are getting thanksgiving meals today at the [...]

2021-11-22T14:58:45-05:00November 22nd, 2021|Making News|

Local leaders discuss workforce gaps, labor needs

Originally published: October 27, 2021 Pittsburgh Business Journal The Covid-19 pandemic has pulled back the curtain to reveal gaps in the workforce, inequities and a tight labor market. This was the topic of discussion for a panel of local leaders and Citizens Financial Group CEO Bruce Van Saun on Monday at the Benedum Center. Citizens (NYSE: CFG) [...]

2021-10-28T11:55:38-04:00October 28th, 2021|Making News|

Fortyx80 welcomes first cohort to its Apprenti PGH IT apprenticeship program with emphasis on diversity

Originally published: October 26, 2021 Pittsburgh Business Journal ApprentiPGH welcomed its first 11 individuals into its cohort program on Monday, all of whom are now officially training and working at tech jobs in Pittsburgh to further their careers and learn skills in the tech industry. The initiative is the result of a partnership between national [...]

2021-10-28T11:51:57-04:00October 28th, 2021|Making News|

New Urban League president vows to help make city livable for all, promises visibility for Black Pittsburghers

Originally published: October 26, 2021 Pittsburgh Post Gazette Carlos Carter, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh’s incoming president and CEO, says the role he’s stepping into is bigger than him. “I’m one who cares about all people, but as a Black person, you look at the studies, and even what I observed myself in Pittsburgh, [...]

2021-10-28T11:50:49-04:00October 28th, 2021|Making News|

Carlos T. Carter named new President and CEO of Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

Published October 22, 2021 New Pittsburgh Courier Succeeds transcendent leader Esther L. Bush Carlos T. Carter, a family man, married with three sons, and a longtime member of Macedonia Church of Pittsburgh in the Hill District, said he was truly called to lead one of the most important and impactful organizations in the region. On [...]

2021-10-25T09:05:04-04:00October 25th, 2021|Making News|

A hard act to follow at the Urban League

Published October 21, 2021 Pittsburgh Post Gazette A new era for the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh will begin on Nov. 10 when Carlos T. Carter takes over from the retiring Esther Bush as president and CEO of the civil rights organization. Currently executive director of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund, a nonprofit specializing in [...]

2021-10-25T09:00:50-04:00October 25th, 2021|Making News|

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh names new CEO

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 [...]

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

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh names new president and CEO

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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