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  • Redefining Equity, Equality, and Justice in Community Development: Community Development Summit

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    The 10th Annual Community Development Summit will take place on May 13-14, 2020 at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown Pittsburgh.
    PCRG’s annual Summit features exciting keynote speakers and engaging breakout sessions designed to cover the myriad of issues that surround community development. We honor and lift up the work of our members and partners, providing access to the state of the art in community and economic development. Sessions cover topics from strategies for increasing financial resources available to communities to land use topics such community planning, land recycling and affordable housing, mobility equity and transit-oriented development, and community capacity and organizing.

    The Summit is a truly regional event, drawing speakers and participants not only from PCRG member organizations and neighborhoods, but also from surrounding cities, the broader region, and across the country. PCRG strives to make the Summit accessible to everyone who is passionate about rebuilding and sustaining healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities – from community development professionals and elected officials to neighborhood volunteers.

    Each year’s Summit focuses on a different theme that guides the selection of keynotes, session presenters, and more. This year’s theme – [Re] defining Equity, Equality, and Justice in Community Development – hones in on the challenges and opportunities in creating communities that lift up people of all races, genders, and backgrounds onto an even field of opportunity.

  • Industry Forum on Energy Efficiency

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    Presented by the Energy Efficiency Alliance.

    The full-day forum on Friday, April 3rd, 2020, will feature breakout sessions in three tracks: Healthcare, Food Services, and Higher Education. By focusing on the specific and unique concerns of the three most energy-intensive industries, this event will bring best practices for energy savings and sustainability to the forefront.

    The agenda for this year’s event prioritizes networking. We’ll kick things off the night before, with cocktails and conversation amid the bustling exhibitor hall. The agenda for the full event on the following day offers half hour breaks between sessions and extended mealtimes so that attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors can make the connections they need to grow their businesses and the industry at large.

  • 14th Annual Farm to Table Local Expo

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    Join us for the 14th Annual Farm to Table Expo! We will be part of the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show.

    Vendors and speakers will be sampling and selling local farm products. Learn where to shop local all year round and stock up on your Buy Fresh Buy Local favorites!!

  • Missed Out on Energy Smart Operations? Check out invaluable speaker resources!

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    Hosted by Sustainable Pittsburgh, “Energy Smart Operations: From Fleets to Facilities” was a sold-out forum tailored for businesses, nonprofits, universities, and municipal/community leaders who are seeking funding, financing, and procurement options for energy smart solutions.  Conversations on energy reduction, carbon emission reduction, and renewable energy were featured, as well as an optional tour of Mill 19, a former brownfield site revolutionized into a green facility.


    Speakers included (presentations linked):

    Many thanks to sponsors:

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  • Schooling for Critical Consciousness: Engaging Black and Latinx Youth in Analyzing, Navigating, and Challenging Racial Injustice

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    Scott Seider, EdD & Daren Graves, EdD


    Scott Seider: Associate Professor of Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology, Boston College

    Daren Graves: Associate Professor of Education Coordinator, Boston Teachers Union Pilot School Program, Simmons University


    The authors’ new book will be available for sale and signing.


    2017 Cathedral of Learning

    4200 Fifth Avenue

    Pittsburgh, PA 15260


    Lunch is provided.

    No registration is required.

    Space is limited.

    Livestream available via our website.

  • Decolonizing Wealth: Unlocking Philanthropy to Heal Divides

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    Much of the wealth fueling institutional philanthropy in the 20th century in Pittsburgh came from family fortunes gained through extractive industries, basic manufacturing or investments related to both. Author and philanthropic leader Edgar Villanueva traces the roots of these fortunes to lands, resources and rights appropriated from Native people and original inhabitants. He likens the philanthropy resulting from these fortunes as mirror images of the colonial power structures that undermined the welfare of indigenous people and the earth we share. Advising funders to recognize and redress these past wrongs, he urges philanthropists to treat this money as healing medicine.

    In his landmark book, Decolonizing Wealth, Edgar Villanueva invokes indigenous wisdom to encourage a more inclusive philanthropy that heals society’s deep divides. He advocates moving more of this money to where the hurt is greatest in order to repair a world broken by structural racism and exploitation. In this intimate conversation and interview with Philanthropy Forum director Kathy Buechel, Edgar Villanueva will explore pathways to help philanthropy restore balance, and renew its promise for healing social good.

  • Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership Summit

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    The goal in 2019, Building a Region that Works … for Everyone, will require us all to engage in capacity building, collaboration, building our own knowledge, and the use of compilation and data. We will train, match, and support our regional nonprofit organizations to reach all of their goals.

  • Racial Justice Awards 2019

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    The 2019 YWCA Racial Justice Awardees are individuals and organizations that have demonstrated their commitment to racial equity through their efforts to build community, conduct research, shift policies, raise awareness, and empower people of color and immigrants. Join us on November 22 to celebrate Pittsburgh’s racial justice champions!


  • Leaders and Lead: Creating Lead-safe Municipalities

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    Come learn how municipalities and elected officials can lead the charge to protect your community from lead!

    Join Lead Safe Allegheny County Coalition for an inspiring morning that can set your municipality apart:

    • Ordinances that are fiscally friendly
    • Protect your community’s most valuable asset: children
    • Proactive lead inspection programs and rental registries
    • Costs associated with regulations; resources available for testing and remediation
    • Implementing lead-safe demo practices

    Plus, a real world case study featuring: Len Merritt, Manager of Code Enforcement, City of Rochester

    Check in / Breakfast — 9:30am

    Speakers / Discussion — 10:00 to Noon