February 14, 2023

Celebrating Joy & Harmony: 10th Annual Education Student Affiliate Dinner

In our high-tech, high-pressure educational environment, it is so easy to forget how children and teachers need to experience the joy and fun of learning. They need to experience it without stress and fear of failure, but with confidence, success, and high-quality experiences of delight. Through this, children make meaningful connections and feel valued, confident, and safe in loving classroom communities.

If you are an educator looking to bring more joy into your classroom, join Seton Hill University for this annual event, featuring Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld.

Brodskey Chenfeld is an educational consultant, teacher, and the author of “Still Teaching in the Key of Life: Joyful Stories From Early Childhood Settings.”

Event Details

Wednesday, April 12 | 5 – 8:30 p.m.

Cecilian Hall Administration Building (2nd Floor), Seton Hill University
1 Seton Hill Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601

Cost: $25


Interested individuals must register by Monday, April 3. 

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Event schedule:

5:00 Registration, appetizers
5:30 Welcome
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Keynote Speaker
8:00 Raffle/Closing

While Seton Hill students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend, all members of the Greater Pittsburgh community are welcome at this event.

To learn more about this event, visit the Seton Hill University website.


March 23, 2020

No Small Matter – Virtual Screening

Join co-hosts Trying Together and Start Strong PA on Friday, April 17, 2020 for a virtual screening and discussion of No Small Matter, a documentary film that highlights the importance of high-quality early education and its impact on all Americans.

This event will be hosted on Zoom. Digital access links will be emailed to all attendees during the week of the event. Registration is required.


    • 11:00 – 11:45 | Documentary Screening
    • 11:45 – 12:15 | Discussion*
    • 12:15 – 12:30 | Action Item and Wrap Up

*Additional time may be included for further discussion.


To save your spot, complete this registration form!


For questions, contact:

About No Small Matter

No Small Matter is the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education. Through poignant stories and surprising humor, the film lays out the overwhelming evidence for the importance of the first five years, and reveals how our failure to act on that evidence has resulted in an everyday crisis for American families, and a slow-motion catastrophe for the country.


September 4, 2019

CEC Homewood Community Dinner & Conversations

Join the Pitt Community Engagement Center in Homewood for their monthly Community Dinner for a chance to meet CEC staff, tour the space, and learn how the center can benefit you and your family! Dinner and tables open at 5:30 p.m., with presentations beginning at 6 p.m. Registration recommended.


To register for this free event, visit the event Facebook page.

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April 5, 2019

Homewood Event Series: Fuel Up

Join Operation Better Block this April and May for the Fuel Up, Redd Up, Get Up event series (4/12, 20, & 5/5).

*The calendar information for this event page links with the April 12 event: Fuel Up*

April 12: Fuel Up

The series will kick off on April 12 with a free community dinner from 6 – 7:30 at the House of Manna. The dinner will feature vendors, food, music, community discussion, and more! To attend, you must register with NaTisha by calling 412.731.1908 or by visiting the Operation Better Block office.

April 20: Redd Up

The series continues on April 20 with an annual clean-up day claimed by the phrase “Redd Up.” This will be a day of volunteering for all to go out and clean the streets and sidewalks of Homewood. Sign-ins and tool pickups will start at 9 a.m. in the YMCA basketball court. The day will end with lunch at 11:30 a.m.

For calendar information on this event, visit its event page.

May 5: Get Up

The series will close on May 5 by gathering to cheer on the marathon runners as they make their way through the Homewood community. Volunteer sign-ups will be available for the marathon through Camille via phone at 412.731.1908 or by visiting the Operation Better Block office.

Volunteers will provide your name and t-shirt size and will meet in front of the Homewood House from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For calendar information on this event, visit its event page.

More Information

For more information, visit the series’ event page.


March 1, 2019

Annual Celebration Dinner

Join Trying Together and early childhood colleagues at the Annual Celebration Dinner to celebrate the work you do for young children. Enjoy dinner, a photo booth, and prizes.


Thursday, April 4, 2019
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Carnegie Museum of Art
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Registration Is Now Closed

  • Individual Ticket: $12.00
  • Director’s Table (10 Tickets): $100

A buffet meal will be served. Please indicate at time of purchase if you require gluten-or dairy-free options or a kosher meal. Limited quantities will be available.

If you are still interested in a ticket, Trying Together may be able to accommodate the request. Please contact Sharon Seitam at 412.421.3889 or for more details.


Charles “Chuck” Herring, EdD

Keynote Speaker

Illah R. Nourbakhsh
K&L Gates Professor of Ethics and Computational Technologies
Director CREATE Lab
Carnegie Mellon University


PNC Grow Up Great 15th Anniversary


Sharon Seitam, Operations Manager


February 22, 2019

The Incredible and DINAmic Family


If your child is challenging you with their behavior, learn positive ways to interact with and manage your child’s behavior. At this event, you will learn how to interact, communicate, and bond with your child. This event runs from March 19 to July 16.


Through the DINA School, your children will learn social and friendship skills, which will help reduce problem behavior. Your child can use these necessary tools to improve their readiness for school and increase their coping and problem-solving skills.


Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. and the class is from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please note that at least one caregiver must be present for children to attend DINA School.

More Information

For more information on this event, please view the attached flyer.


November 28, 2018

Balancing Your Holiday Plate: Healthy and Fun Ways to Prepare Food Over the Holidays

Families and community members are invited to join Trying Together, Let’s Move Pittsburgh, and Phipps Conservatory in a three-week food demonstration program.

Each session includes a demonstration by Let’s Move Pittsburgh staff on how families can prepare fun, quick, and healthy meals together while using holiday leftovers like turkey, mashed potatoes, and ham. Take this opportunity to get tips on engaging your young children while cooking, learn simple and delicious recipes, and take home free ingredients to try out what you learned! A light dinner will be provided.

For more information, contact Rachelle Duffy via phone (412.421.3889, ext. 113) or email (

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