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Highmark | If Detected Early, You Have a 90% Chance of Beating Cancer.

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Recruitment Specialist | Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA)


Changing the world for the better.  It’s a big responsibility, and we own it.  After all, the Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.  It’s a mission that’s rooted in tradition, yet still relevant today, and significantly impacting nearly 25,000 girl and 6,000 adult members in Western PA.  Want to help girls thrive and be a champion of change?  Join the Girl Scout Movement at Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA).

POSITION:      Recruitment Specialist

Status:            Seasonal, part-time; up to 30 hours per week from Sept – Nov, 2016

Reports to:     Director, Member Recruitment

Click Here for Full Details

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Special Movie Screening of “THE WISH” Hosted by CORE on Aug 3rd


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Be sure to join the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation on July 28 for “A Summer Mixer” at Culture Restaurant & Lounge

Be sure to join us on July 28 for “A Summer Mixer” at Culture Restaurant & Lounge, 130 7th Street, Downtown Cultural District. Admission is free. The mixer is in conjunction with the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and National Black MBA Association. Please RSVP to

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Provident Charter School

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Giant Eagle – View Weekly Sale!

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Save the Date for the annual Wilkinsburg House & Garden Tour on Sept 24

Join the WCDC and partners for the annual Wilkinsburg House & Garden Tour on Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Each year, the tour highlights a different part of Wilkinsburg. Previously, the Regent Square and Blackridge neighborhoods were featured. Now in its fourth year, the tour will move to Hamnett Place, a National Historic District, and vicinity. This year’s tour will be a little different from past tours as it will feature renovated homes and community gardens in addition to in-process construction projects, studio spaces, and more.

Want to get involved with the House & Garden Tour? We are currently looking for homeowners who want to feature their home on this year’s tour as well as event volunteers. Call (412) 727-7855 or email to help out.

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NAJEE Performing LIVE @ Summer Nights on 8/5 + Cello Fury & House of Soul!

Opening Acts Include Local Musical Artists
@ Sherwood Event Center (Near WTAE)

400 Sherwood Road, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

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Join Pittsburgh EMS!

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Visit Daily – It’s good for your SOUL :)

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Lynn Nottage’s “Ruined” | 8PM Friday, July 22nd and 4PM Sunday, July 24th at AWC

The Entertainment Consortium, Inc.’s African American Conservatory announces its upcoming production of Lynn Nottage’s Ruined.  Performances will run 8PM Friday, July 22nd and 4PM Sunday, July 24th, at the August Wilson Center

The conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been raging since the late nineties. The government troops and the rebel troops have been at odds for so long that the land and its people are being destroyed in the process. The men are fighting and dying for a cause some feel has been forgotten, the children have been denied a childhood and have been forced or coerced to become child soldiers, and the “ruined” women have been denied the right of “self”.  It is primarily these women that Lynn Nottage permits us to meet. We see, that even in the worse circumstances, there is strength and hope as they meet the challenges of their lives.
Click Here for Full Details

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Down & Dirty in the Pitt (ALL DOWN SOUTH MUSIC, ALL NIGHT) Saturday Aug 6 at 9PM

Get Early Bird Tickets by July 23 at

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SSON 5th Annual Black Family Summit | Aug 12-14, 2016

Roundtable Discussions,
National Speakers, Vendors Expo

Friday August 12 -  6 p.m.

CCAC South Campus West Mifflin Branch
1750 Clairton Road 15122

Saturday August 13 -  8 a.m.
Carlow University – University Commons
3333 Fifth Avenue 15213

Sunday August 14 -  10 a.m.
Greater Allen AME Church
3600 California Avenue 15212

For More information, call:
(412) 241-4436 or email:

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Port Authority Connect Card | SIMPLIFACT #1

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The Miles Group | Now Hiring Agents & Mangers!

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Dr. Charma Dudley Elected to NAMI National Board of Directors

PITTSBURGH, PA ( — Charma D. Dudley, PhD, FPPR, Associate Director of Behavioral Health Services, Value Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania, and President of the NAMI Southwestern PA Board of Directors, was elected to NAMI National’s Board of Directors during the NAMI National Convention in Denver, CO, on July 8.

Dr. Dudley is a family member and a mental health professional with years of experience in the field. As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Dudley has held both clinical and administrative positions with various organizations in the Pittsburgh area. She has served as NAMI Southwestern PA’s Board President for the past six years and has been a NAMI member for more than fifteen years. Dr. Dudley will remain as NAMI Southwestern PA’s Board President as she assumes her new role on the Board of Directors of NAMI National. Click Here for Full Details

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CCAC | Classes begin August 22 and September 6

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Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh | Housing Choice Voucher Program

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Performing & Media Arts Summer Camp for Ages 7-15 | July 11-Aug 12

For More Info or Registration Call
412.969.7714 or 412.414.6565
Visit or Website

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NEED Mentoring Program Site Coordinator

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Steel Center | Basic Residential Electrical Wiring

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Join Pgh Fire! Be the One to Answer the Call

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Steel Center | Interested in Welding?

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WILKINSBURG, PA, June 22, 2016 – At the Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) Creating Economic Vitality Conference last week, the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation (WCDC) was honored as one of 35 Pennsylvania downtown revitalization programs named Nationally Accredited Programs by the National Main Street Center (NMSC). Receiving National Accreditation Main Street Program status is a prominent recognition.

“We are honored to have been selected as a Nationally Accredited Program by the National Main Street Center. The WCDC has been following the Main Street Approach since being formed in 2008, and we are excited to be recognized for our achievements,” WCDC Executive Director, Tracey Evans, said. “We are grateful for the ongoing support and dedication of our residents, business owners, community stakeholders, and government officials who have made this accreditation possible.” Click Here for Full Details

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The Bold and the Sanctified Stage Play | 9/24 at 8PM at the Byham

Can We Overcome Racism—in the church???
This is the question when the hit radio soap opera
The Bold and the Sanctified®
storms the stage on Saturday, September 24th at 8 P.M. at the Byham Theater.   CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic | Starts June 18th!

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080


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Panera Bread | Now Seeking Salaried/Hourly Management & Hourly Associates

Apply in person or apply or email

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Pgh Bus Trip to DC to Visit the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History in September 2016!


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Never reveal your next move…

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Soul Pitt Quarterly Magazine WINS 2016 Vann Award | Congrats to Soul Pitt Quarterly Writer Ron Fisher!

Soul Pitt Media staff would like to congratulate Ron Fisher on his 1st Pittsburgh Black Media Federation Vann award tonight for his Johnstown Spotlight Series featured in Soul Pitt Quarterly!!!
Awesome job Ron, we love you!

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Larimer Alive Festival Aug 20th | Call for Volunteers, Vendors & Entertainers! or 412.441.1476 for more info

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Meet Tamiah Bridgett, a local licensed cosmetologist who lives in Wilkinsburg AND Black Female inventor


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Ocean City Maryland Bus Trip In August 2016

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2016






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Gwen’s Girls is Hiring for Two positions > Workforce Support Specialist & PT Driver
*This is seasonal non-exempt summer employment

The Workforce Support Specialist works directly with the youth to deliver the summer Learn and Earn workforce program by providing academic support, career education, and life skills training.  He/she will manage the work-site placements and conduct weekly check-ins to assess the professional progress of youth.


The driver provides safe and timely transportation of clients to and from activities as assigned.  Works within the boundaries established by agency to maintain professional relationships with clients.  Assists the Transportation Coordinator with upkeep and maintenance of agency vehicles.


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Pittsburgh NAACP selects Sam Covelli to receive honor

Pittsburgh NAACP selects Sam Covelli to receive honor
Former Ohio Senator spoke at Human Rights dinner Thursday

WARREN, OH – May 6, 2016 – The Pittsburgh Branch of the NAACP presented Sam Covelli, Owner Operator of Ohio-based Covelli Enterprises, with its highest corporate recognition at the organization’s annual Human Rights Dinner on May 5, 2016 at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

Covelli, operator of more than 300 Panera Bread restaurants, was selected for the NAACP’s Corporate Partner of the Year award because of the work that Covelli Enterprises has done creating a diverse and inclusive workforce at its restaurants in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Florida, said Constance Parker, president of the Pittsburgh NAACP. Click Here for Full Details

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Open Letter from Constance Parker, NAACP Pittsburgh Branch President

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Soul Pitt CEO Awarded Business Woman of the Year by the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc.

“Thank you so much for recognizing my efforts in something that I am so passionate about — Pittsburgh and Technology.  It is with these two passions I have built a business while serving the Pittsburgh community with positive images and information to help uplift us all.  It feels good to know that the NANBPWC appreciates my passion as well and I encourage professional women to engage and join this organization to expand their network.” — Donna M. Baxter

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SPQ’s Spring Edition Has Sprung!

Soul Pitt Quarterly’s Special 25th issue for Spring packed with 112 pages of awesome advertisers and soulful stories is here! With God’s Grace, the love of the community and amazing support from corporate and small business advertisers, we will continue to serve you and feel that the best is yet to come :)

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Higher Achievement is looking for 4th and 5th grade students for our year-round academic enrichment program

Visit and click “ENROLL”
Questions? Contact:
or call (412) 721-0695

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NAACP’s 62nd Annual Human Rights Dinner | Thursday May 5th at 5:30PM

The Honorable Nina Turner

Pittsburgh NAACP Announces The Honorable Nina Turner as Keynote.

For Further Information Contact Twanda Carlisle at 412-471-1024

The Honorable Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator, will be the keynote speaker at the 62nd Annual Human Rights Dinner to benefit the Pittsburgh NAACP. Turner will address this year’s theme “Times Are Changing: So Should We.”

A native of Cleveland, Senator Nina Turner is the oldest of seven children and accepted her first job at age 14 to help support her family and siblings. Nina’s work ethic, empathy and commitment to serving others stem largely from her humble beginnings.

Senator Turner worker her way through school earning her Associate of Arts degree from Cuyahoga Community College and her Bachelors and Master of Arts degrees from Cleveland State University. In 2013, Nina received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Wilberforce University. Click Here for Full Details

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NAACP Washington Branch | Human Rights Award Banquet with Keynote by Joe Madison, “The Black Eagle” | May 6

Known as “The Black Eagle”, Joe Madison is a legendary voice in radio, and a recognized human and civil rights activist.  He demands action against injustice every weekday morning on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, asking his audience “what are you going to do about it?”

Madison can certainly talk the talk, but he also walks the walk.  By completing a 52-hour live broadcast, he broke a Guinness World Record and raised over $200,000 for the Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum.

In June 2015, Madison made history again by broadcasting live from Cuba, becoming the first national talk show in America to do so in more than 50 years. Click Here for Full Details

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Be the One to Answer the Call | Join Pgh Fire

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Photo Review: Mel Blount Youth Home Dinner on April 1 & 2, 2016 by Mrs. Joy Woodruff

Photo Review By Mrs. Joy Woodruff:

Last year, Dwayne was honored at this event but this year we just enjoyed the company of old friends:

1) Chatting w/Mel during Saturday morning breakfast w/him, his wife TiAnda, Bradshaw & his wife and my hubby. 4.2.2016

2)  Woodruffs with Tunch Ilkin #62 & wife Karen 4.1.2016

3) Woodruffs w/Robin Cole #56 & fiancée Judith Herschell. 4.1.2016

4) Hines & “Hubby”

5) Teammates, relaxing after the big event; Woodruff # 49, Joe Greene #75, JT Thomas #24 & Terry Bradshaw #12 (4.1.2016)

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Theology of Work | Class begins April 6, 2016 @ Bethany Baptist Church

Has the drudgery of work got you down? Do you feel that work is a necessary evil you have to endure? Is it hard for you to connect  your Sunday worship with work Monday through Saturday? 

God has a biblical design for our work and our work matters to God.

Come and Learn about God’s design  for work and how we can develop a new perspective on work and God’s personal call to all Christians. Class begins  April  6, 2016.

This course explores the meaning of spirituality and the ministry of work  which engages  Christians for most of their waking hours. The course explores four areas:

Biblical –A survey of who we are in Christ, the meaning of work, calling and how they all fit in God’s revealed purpose

Contextual –Understand how the worldview  and specific cultures (African American) affect one’s work ethic and one’s ability to be who God called them to be

Integrative –Discover how work is related to ministry, calling and mission

Theological –Understanding of work and it’s practice through the Word of God and in the context of contemporary workplaces

Theology of Work– Rev Dr. Stanley A. Holbrook, Instructor
Six week course April 6– May 11, 2016  from 7 pm-9 pm
Course Cost -$30 plus books
For more information contact:
PLBI @ Bethany Baptist Church
7745 Tioga Street
Pittsburgh, Pa 15208

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Constance Parker, President Pittsburgh Chapter NAACP was recently selected as one of the community leaders nationwide to take part in a teleconference call with President Barack Obama to help galvanize support for Merrick Garland’s nomination for Supreme Court Justice.

A tireless advocate for human rights and dignity in Pittsburgh, we should all be Pittsburgh Proud that when The President of the United States seeks support in Pittsburgh he can turn to Mrs. Parker. We at Soul Pitt Media salute Mrs. Parker for all she does to make Pittsburgh truly The City of Champions for all Pittsburghers!

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Princess Entrepreneur program for young girls ages 10-17

The program takes place in Wilkinsburg and surrounding neighborhoods, but participation from Wilkinsburg youth has been really low. The program coordinators are looking to increase participation from Wilkinsburg girls, specifically. If you know any young, aspiring entrepreneurs, please encourage them to sign up for this FREE program. For more info, email

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Mother to Son Women’s Conference Series


Events are on Saturdays – 8AM to 12:30PM
Upcoming Event Dates:
April 2, June 18, Sept 17 and Dec 17
For more info & to register contact
Niasia Moses at 412.665.2810

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Circle of Friends Bus Trip to the Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest in Reading PA | April 1-3, 2016

Cost includes:

  • Round trip transportation from Pittsburgh
  • Two nights lodging
  • Breakfasts (2)
  • Saturday dinner
  • Tickets for 3 shows

There will also be free time to browse the local events, nearby malls etc.

Friday evening:

Saturday evening:
PHIL PERRY with special guest HOWARD HEWETT

Sunday afternoon:

$475.00 per person | Double occupancy only

Make check/Money Order payable to:
Circle of Friends
109 Hawthorne Ct., Pittsburgh PA  15201

1st payment of $320.00 due by March 4, 2016.
Balance ($155.00) due no later than March 23, 2016

For additional information contact:
Marie (412) 651-6190
Karen (412) 600-4755

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Soul Pitt Ticket Winner!

Congrats to Gail! One of our winners of the two Madea tickets and Panera Bread gift card! Remember, you must be a Soul Pitt Soul Blast email subscriber to be entered into our contests.

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Sylvia Celeste Deaderick, Realtor -SRES | Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist

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Johnstown Native Takes Fitness to the Streets

By Ron Fisher

Most of us start the New Year with some sort of resolution, however, as time passes those resolutions go right out the window. Johnstown native Joe Greenwood is here to remind us that one particular resolution is a must and should absolutely be carried on throughout the year. That vital resolution is the goal for a healthier lifestyle. Joe is a former Greater Johnstown High School standout athlete who has never given up his healthy regime. Greenwood believes that health is wealth and he has made it his mission to help people not only get into shape, but stay in shape as well.  Click Here for Full Details

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Royal Roots, a fair trade collection of skirts and accessories

Ujamaa Collectives First Direct International Fair Trade Contract
By Renee P. Aldrich

The terrain of lush greenery, palm and pine trees grow beside each other; the red clay soil that creates the roads in Tanzania’s Village of Kagera located in East Africa tells only a fraction of the journey.  The rigorous travel which consisted of 3 airplane flights for a total of 19 air hours. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, to Qatar, situated between Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf, then to Uganda. All this followed up with an overnight stay in a mysterious hotel; then, an additional 6-hour ground transportation by bus and two jammed packed mini-vans to get across the Ugandan and Tanzanian borders, as well as, the equator, is another part of the journey. Click Here for Full Details

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CCAC | Summer Courses Begin May 23, June 6 and July 5

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Darrell Warden: A Pittsburgh Success Story

By Christiana Dillard

“It’s always about being better.”  Darrell Warden, hiring manager for Team Warden & Team Tri-state Group (a part of The Miles Group Insurance Agency) is the embodiment of his own statement. The agency has personnel in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and even Delaware; and their motto, “One Vision,” exemplifies their commitment to “being better.”  And each day Warden personally strives to be the best.

Warden had his beginnings in Rankin, a low-income borough in the Greater Pittsburgh area. However, he refused to allow the town’s bleak environment to bring him down. He attended Full Sail University in Florida and went on to become a music executive at Bad Boy Records with Sean “P. Diddy” Combs. Warden was at Bad Boy for ten years before moving back to Pittsburgh to work in the mortgage loan department at PNC Bank. When he was laid off from PNC, he found out that some of his old acquaintances were forming their own insurance group, headed by Troy Miles and hopped on board. For his role as a founding member of The Miles Group, Warden became a hiring manager for his own team within the agency and hasn’t looked back since. Click Here for Full Details

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Choose Liberty Tax to have your Taxes Prepared Call 412.271.6060

When you choose Liberty Tax, you choose to have your taxes prepared in a warm, friendly environment with a tax professional dedicated to meet your specific needs.

Come as you are, kick your feet up, and relax – taxes are our thing. You’ll get the services you need, the refund you want, and the experience you deserve.

2205 Ardmore Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

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Soul Pitt Quarterly 2016 Winter Edition Featuring Johnstown’s Smooth Sound

Soul Pitt Quarterly Winter Edition is out this weekend!  Pick up your copy at your favorite distributor.  104 Soulful pages packed with our loyal advertisers, awesome interviews and reviews, Black history facts, tips for success in 2016, Smooth Sound and more!

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St. James Food Service Ministry | 4th Sunday 1PM-6PM

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St. James Food Service Ministry opened up on Sunday, June 24, 2012. Under the direction of our Coordinator Hazel Jackson, the Food Service Ministry is a ministry in which the young people of the church Ages 12 and up could learn about the process of preparing a meal & serving it. They also learn how to properly set up a dining hall for that purpose. As Mrs. Jackson says “Presentation and setting the atmosphere is key to the enjoyment of a good quality meal.”

The Food Service Ministry is open every 4th Sunday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. There is no seating after 5:00 PM The meal is only $12.00 for adults 13 and up and $6.00 for youth 6-12 Years old. Free for those 5 and under.

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Beautiful, Brown BOLD Women Project

Candace King Williams will present the Beautiful, Brown BOLD Women Project and photo shoot beginning at Freedom Corner, at the corner of Centre Avenue and Crawford Street, Hill District, Pittsburgh, PA on January 31, 2016, featuring 100 beautiful, brown BOLD women from the Pittsburgh region to do a photoshoot to empower women of color while bringing to light issues that the women of this area face from gun violence, health issues, wage gap issues and the constant battle of self-worth. Click Here for Full Details

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Inaugural Live Well Restaurants Celebrated by Health Department

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Health Department today designated the first group of eating establishments as Live Well Restaurants. The announcement, made by Health Department Director Dr. Karen Hacker, took place this morning at the very first restaurant to make a commitment to the Live Well Allegheny campaign – Bridges Restaurant & Lounge, located in the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, 100 Lytton Avenue in Oakland. Click Here for Full Details

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Calling all MENTORS to Participate in Gwen’s Girls RAPS Program at Propel!

or call 412.904.4239 ext. 13
to learn more about our mentoring program

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