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Fountain of Youth Philanthropy, 2018

August 1, 2018 – 5:00 am | 63 views
CFWC Logo In summer of 2018, the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County Youth Philanthropy Internship Program brought together ten high school students and recent graduates as summer interns. The 7-week Youth Philanthropy Internship Program was made possible through a grant from The Heinz Endowments and is based on the successful model of the Heinz Endowments’ own program in Pittsburgh. Throughout the internship’s duration, students assessed community needs and developed funding opportunities for local non-profits to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to address these needs, with a total of $70,000 granted within Westmoreland County. In addition to their grantmaking, interns created these radio documentaries around important community issues.

Live Music: Clara Kent

July 28, 2018 – 11:05 am | 47 views
IMG_6710 From 07/28/2018: Live music with Clara Kent and members of Tribe Eternal Music Group.

Youth Express: Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Winner, Yosen Wang

July 28, 2018 – 10:35 am | 33 views
IMG_6708 From 07/28/2018: 2018 Pittsburgh Concert Society Winner Yosen Wang (18, North Allegheny) performs selections on viola.

Live Music: Lindsay Dragan

July 21, 2018 – 11:05 am | 21 views
Lindsay_Dragan_Banner From 07/21/2018: Live music with singer-songwriter Lindsay Dragan and percussionist Eric George.

Youth Express: Urban Impact Shakes, Twelfth Night

July 21, 2018 – 10:35 am | 23 views
IMG_6639_1 From 07/21/2018: Johnny Phillips (15, Nazareth College and Career Prep) with a preview of the Urban Impact Shakes production of Twelfth Night, New Hazlett Theater, 8/3 to 8/11 along with Zack McClelland.

Youth Express: Propel Action Team

July 21, 2018 – 10:05 am | 8 views
IMG_6635_1 From 07/21/2018: Robert Maddox (17), Concepcion Willis (18), and Maura Cain (18) of Propel Braddock Hills talking about the Propel Schools Student Action Team.

Live Music: Grand Prismatic

July 14, 2018 – 11:05 am | 37 views
IMG_6617_banner From 07/14/2018: Live music with Grand Prismatic.

Youth Express: Big Brother, Big Sister of the Month

July 14, 2018 – 10:45 am | 30 views
IMG_6616 From 07/14/2018: Jason Lando (Commander, Zone 5, City of Pittsburgh Police) and Jayden (10, Propel Braddock Hills) discuss their relationship as forged by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh along with BBBS CEO Jan Glick.

Youth Express: Farina Foundation

July 14, 2018 – 10:25 am | 46 views
IMG_6613 From 07/14/2018: Youth percussionist Sean Anderson (Grade 7, Pine Richland) with sample beats and techniques.

Youth Express: Elias Khouri

July 14, 2018 – 10:05 am | 12 views
IMG_6606 From 07/14/2018: Teen singer/guitarist Elias Khouri (Grade 12, Nazareth College & Career Prep)