September 14, 2020

CelebratED: 2020 Virtual Celebration

Join the Grable Foundation on World Teachers’ Day to celebrate the wonderful educators of the Pittsburgh region and explore the future of education. This is a one-hour virtual event. Multiple viewing times available.


During the CelebratED: 2020 Virtual Celebration, the Grable Foundation will highlight the voices of educators, students, and parents as they describe the importance of educators and share their thoughts on how our communities can remake education. Highlights of the virtual event include the following:

    • a keynote address by Deepak Ramola of Project Fuel;
    • a DJ set by Pittsburgh Dilworth PreK-5 Teacher Joseph Wilk;
    • storyteller Shannon Reed, author of “Why Did I Get a B?”;
    • a performance by Alumni Theater Company; and
    • soaring ideas, hard questions, and good thoughts expressed by innovators, agitators, and provocateurs.


To register and learn more, visit the event webpage.


June 14, 2019

Center for Urban Education Summer Educator Forum

Join the Center for Urban Education from July 18 to July 20 for their 2019 Summer Educator Forum.


The Center for Urban Education Summer Educator Forum (CUESEF) is a professional learning experience for education professionals, including pre- and practicing educators in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region, that focuses on Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Act 48 credits are available.

During this intensive forum, participants from PreK-12 from all subject areas will deepen their knowledge and understanding of the topic, while experiencing a series of workshops and keynote speakers, including Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: The Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.


Registration is required; fees vary.

To register, visit the CUESEF event page.

Learn More

To learn more and see the forum schedule, visit the Center for Urban Education website.

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March 12, 2019

The P.R.I.D.E. Speaker Series: Nurturing Black Children


Join The P.R.I.D.E. Program for an evening of engaging discussions on Thursday, May 2 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library – Homewood Auditorium.


This event features Muffy Mendoza. Mendoza is an author, parent, and founder of Pittsburgh Brown Mamas, a support from for mothers of color. Her keynote will focus on how parents and educators can team together to nurture young Black children. Following the keynote, she will join a panel discussion of strategies that support young children’s positive racial identity.


5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Doors open

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Keynote Speech, Muffy Mendoza

6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Panel Discussion

7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Book Signing, The Brown Mama Mindset

CHILD CARE: Child care will be available for parents and caregivers. Please make sure to register for child care when you register for the event.

CAN’T GO?: We’ll miss you- but please let us know! You can cancel your order on Event Brite, or send us a message so your ticket can go to the next guest on the waitlist.

Meet the Speaker

Muffy Mendoza, Author, Speaker, Parent, and founder of BrownMamas.

Muffy Mendoza is a mother of three boys, an author, an entrepreneur, and a dynamic speaker. Her 2018 book blueprint The Brown Mama Mindset, serves as a guidebook for Black moms on life, love, and home and was featured at the 2018 Essence Festival. She also founded Pittsburgh Brown Mamas, a support group for mothers in Pittsburgh, and has been featured as TEDx speaker.