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Interview: EQT Children’s Theater Festival

May 7, 2016 – 8:30 am | 806 views
EQT Childrens Festival From 05/07/2016: Pam Komar with a preview of the EQT Children's Theater Festival in the Cultural District, 5/12-5/15.

Streaming Justice Webcast 2016: Students Honor MLK

January 18, 2016 – 8:00 pm | 782 views
20160118_140038 On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, high school students hosted Streaming Justice, a live five-hour webcast. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., participants hosted the live webcast, selected the songs played during their segments and learned about the equipment used in a live broadcast. Discussions covered topics such as civil rights, youth engagement, public education and other matters of justice and equity. Students that participated in Streaming Justice are from area high schools including Barack Obama Academy, City Charter, North Allegheny, Oakland Catholic, Pittsburgh Allderdice, Pittsburgh CAPA, Propel Braddock Hills, Westinghouse and Woodland Hills Academy.

Interview: Singin’ with Santa

November 28, 2015 – 12:45 pm | 951 views
SinginWithSanta_press_photo From: 11/28/2015: Susan Medley, Music Director of the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale, calls in to talk about Singin' with Santa, Dec. 12 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, and other Pittsburgh Concert Chorale events.

Crossing Fences: Homestead

November 17, 2015 – 2:44 pm | 3,190 views
Homestead_300x200 Homestead Voices  features first-person reflections from nine men as collected by eleven boys.  Project activities were conducted in collaboration with Homestead Youth Project at Best of the Batch.  Listen below for each man's story as well as reflections from the interviewers.

Crossing Fences: Braddock

November 17, 2015 – 2:34 pm | 3,245 views
Braddock_300x200 Braddock Voices  features first-person reflections from ten men as collected by ten boys.  Project activities were conducted in collaboration with Braddock Carnegie Library and Braddock Youth Project. Listen below for each man's story as well as reflections from the interviewers.

Crossing Fences: Sheraden

November 17, 2015 – 2:27 pm | 3,353 views
Sheraden_300x200 Sheraden Voices features first-person reflections from eleven men as collected by twelve boys.  Project activities were conducted in collaboration with H.O.P.E. for Tomorrow at Trinity AME Zion Church.  Listen below for each man's story as well as reflections from the interviewers.

Interview: Mark Rogalsky, Allegheny Quits for Life

November 14, 2015 – 12:00 pm | 1,055 views
LWA-quits-for-life From 11/14/2015: An interview with Mark Rogalsky on Allegheny Quits for Life, a week-long event to promote smoking cessation in Allegheny County Nov. 15-21.

PAEYC – Inviting Ideas, Inspiring Innovation Conference

October 14, 2014 – 2:56 pm | 938 views
paeyc conference_small In October of 2014, PAEYC and Allegheny County Family Support came together to present "Inviting Ideas, Inspiring Innovation", a conference featuring sessions that explore educational innovation occurring where learning takes place, outside of the classroom. The conference highlighted presentations from providers, parents, teachers, artists, scientists, designers and anyone aiming to improve learning experiences for children.

Mentoring Partnership: Future Focus

April 24, 2014 – 11:18 am | 1,631 views
MentoringPartnership_Thumbnail The Mentoring Partnership hosted its Future Focus: Take Your Mentee to Career Day conference on April 24, 2014. Mentees were given the tools and knowledge to help them prepare now for their future aspirations. Workshops and interactive activities helped students learn more about different careers and how they can begin to work toward their goals today.

The 8th Annual Father Daughter Dinner Dance

February 19, 2014 – 4:21 pm | 1,674 views
IMG_3207_small Alongside an evening of dinner and dance, fathers and their daughters joined us here at The Saturday Light Brigade to share memories of their fondest moments together.