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The Green Compass Season 7

August 10, 2015 – 1:09 pm | 2,518 views
IMG_9365_Thumb In July 2015, twenty-one recent high-school graduates created these radio features while serving as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments. The resulting features cover a range of community issues. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented here were conceived and created entirely by the students in a single week.

Inclined to Care: Lifting the Alleghenies to New Heights, 2015

August 6, 2015 – 5:28 pm | 2,334 views
IMG_9053 IN SUMMER 2015, the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies welcomed ten students as Youth Philanthropy Interns. This 8-week program was made possible through a grant from The Heinz Endowments and is based on its long-running similar program in Pittsburgh. Throughout their internship, students assessed community needs and developed two funding opportunities for local non-profits to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to address these needs. In addition to their grantmaking, interns created these radio documentaries.

The Green Compass Season 6

August 6, 2014 – 3:50 pm | 4,666 views
IMG_4338_small In July 2014, thirty-two recent high-school graduates created these radio features while serving as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments. The resulting features cover a range of community issues. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented here were conceived and created entirely by the students in a single week.

Inclined to Care: Lifting the Alleghenies to New Heights, 2014

July 31, 2014 – 4:52 pm | 14,316 views
1 IN SUMMER 2014, the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies welcomed ten students as Youth Philanthropy Interns. This 8-week program was made possible through a grant from The Heinz Endowments and is based on its long-running similar program in Pittsburgh. Throughout their internship, students assessed community needs and developed two funding opportunities for local non-profits to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to address these needs. In addition to their grantmaking, interns created these radio documentaries.

The Green Compass Season 5

August 8, 2013 – 2:41 pm | 12,053 views
IMG_0478 Where we are and where we are going... In July 2013, twenty-eight recent high-school graduates created these radio features while serving as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments. The resulting features cover a range of community issues. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented here were conceived and created entirely by the students in a single week.

Inclined to Care: Lifting the Alleghenies to New Heights, 2013

July 31, 2013 – 5:06 pm | 9,712 views
_RUC2581 In Summer 2013, the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies welcomed five students as its inaugural Youth Philanthropy Interns. This eight-week program was made possible through a grant from The Heinz Endowments and is based on its long-running similar program in the Pittsburgh area. Throughout the course of their internship, students assessed community needs through research, site visits and interviews. They determined that the region would benefit from a stronger educational program aimed at preparing students for jobs in Bedford, Cambria and Somerset counties and – with $25,000 to award -- issued a request for proposals to build a program that will connect students, parents and businesses to meet this objective in a cohesive, sustainable and measurable way.

The Green Compass Season 4

August 2, 2012 – 10:26 am | 3,696 views
shaquille breiona and tersha Exploring the road to a better Pittsburgh. Where we are and where we are going... In July 2012, twenty-three students about to enter their first year of college created these nine radio features as Youth Philanthropy Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments. Because the Summer 2012 internship program focused on issues of sustainability, the resulting features cover a range of community, social and environmental issues. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented here were conceived and created entirely by the students in a single week.

The Green Compass Season 3

August 2, 2011 – 3:34 pm | 4,735 views
2011-07-23-Heinz Week 2 012 Twenty-six students about to enter their first year of college (and two older college students) created these radio features as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments. Because the Summer 2011 internship program focused on issues of sustainability, the resulting features cover a range of community and environmental issues. While SLB provided training and coaching, the features presented here were conceived and created entirely by the students in a single week.

The Green Compass Season 2

August 2, 2010 – 3:40 pm | 3,246 views
2010 Green Compass Storybox Twenty students about to enter their first year of college created these nine radio documentaries as part of their position as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments.

The Green Compass Season 1

July 1, 2009 – 12:38 pm | 4,247 views
The Green Compass 2009 Storybox "Exploring the road to a better Pittsburgh - Where we are and where we are going." 21 students about to enter their first year of college created these eleven radio documentaries as part of their position as Summer Interns at The Heinz Endowments.