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Articles tagged with: The Heinz Endowments

YMAP 2013-14 Culminating Celebration at St. Agnes Hall

April 25, 2014 – 12:35 pm | 9,265 views
IMG_7422 WQED Multimedia/Learning Innovation coverage of the April 25, 2014 Youth Media Advocacy Program (YMAP) culminating event celebrating the work of nearly 400 ninth graders at Pittsburgh Obama, Pittsburgh Brashear and Wilkinsburg during the 2013-2014 school year.

Crossing Fences: Hilltop

November 7, 2013 – 4:04 pm | 14,505 views
IMG_0067 Hilltop Voices features first-person reflections from ten men as collected by thirteen boys. Project activities were conducted in collaboration with Voices Against Violence.

Crossing Fences: Northside

November 7, 2013 – 3:57 pm | 13,532 views
James_Grayson_Donnell Northside Voices features first-person reflections from ten men as collected by fourteen boys. Project activities were conducted in collaboration with Allegheny Youth Development. Listen below for each man's story as well as reflections from the interviewers.

Crossing Fences: McKeesport

November 7, 2013 – 3:38 pm | 14,376 views
IMG_1237 McKeesport Voices features first-person reflections from eleven men as collected by 10 boys. Project activities were conducted in collaboration with YouthCAST. Listen below for each man's story as well as reflections from the interviewers.

The Green Compass Season 5

August 8, 2013 – 2:41 pm | 12,040 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 | 9,698 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.