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July 21, 2020

Transform for Tomorrow – Virtual Series for School Leaders

Are you interested in connecting with school leaders to discuss strategies for integrating justice and anti-racist systems into your school? Attend “Transform for Tomorrow,” a three-part virtual series for school leaders that explores how educational organizations can make plans for what comes next.

About

As a Superintendent or school leader, you are already preparing for what will be a very different 2020-21 school year. You are adjusting to new ways of preparing your teachers, educating your students, and supporting your parents. Have you also integrated matters of justice? Are you constructing anti-racist systems?

This three-part virtual series presents opportunities to share and learn from one another about how our schools might, together, make plans for what comes next, no matter what tomorrow brings.

Webinar Dates

    • Justice: Learning and Leading
      July 14, 2020 | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Register
    • Justice: Teaching in STEM
      July 16, 2020 | 1 – 2 p.m. | Register
    • Justice: Learning and Strategizing
      July 21, 2020 | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Register

Registration

To register, visit the event webpage.

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July 16, 2020

Transform for Tomorrow – Virtual Series for School Leaders

Are you interested in connecting with school leaders to discuss strategies for integrating justice and anti-racist systems into your school? Attend “Transform for Tomorrow,” a three-part virtual series for school leaders that explores how educational organizations can make plans for what comes next.

About

As a Superintendent or school leader, you are already preparing for what will be a very different 2020-21 school year. You are adjusting to new ways of preparing your teachers, educating your students, and supporting your parents. Have you also integrated matters of justice? Are you constructing anti-racist systems?

This three-part virtual series presents opportunities to share and learn from one another about how our schools might, together, make plans for what comes next, no matter what tomorrow brings.

Webinar Dates

    • Justice: Learning and Leading
      July 14, 2020 | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Register
    • Justice: Teaching in STEM
      July 16, 2020 | 1 – 2 p.m. | Register
    • Justice: Learning and Strategizing
      July 21, 2020 | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Register

Registration

To register, visit the event webpage.

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July 14, 2020

Transform for Tomorrow – Virtual Series for School Leaders

Are you interested in connecting with school leaders to discuss strategies for integrating justice and anti-racist systems into your school? Attend “Transform for Tomorrow,” a three-part virtual series for school leaders that explores how educational organizations can make plans for what comes next.

About

As a Superintendent or school leader, you are already preparing for what will be a very different 2020-21 school year. You are adjusting to new ways of preparing your teachers, educating your students, and supporting your parents. Have you also integrated matters of justice? Are you constructing anti-racist systems?

This three-part virtual series presents opportunities to share and learn from one another about how our schools might, together, make plans for what comes next, no matter what tomorrow brings.

Webinar Dates

    • Justice: Learning and Leading
      July 14, 2020 | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Register
    • Justice: Teaching in STEM
      July 16, 2020 | 1 – 2 p.m. | Register
    • Justice: Learning and Strategizing
      July 21, 2020 | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Register

Registration

To register, visit the event webpage.

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January 28, 2020

Study Opportunity: Parents Promoting Early Learning

Parents of four-year-old children are invited to participate in a new University of Pittsburgh study named, “Parents Promoting Early Learning.” Compensation provided.

About

Parents Promoting Early Learning studies how parents and their four-year-old children interact and how such interactions help prepare the child for school. Study participants will be compensated and must complete:

    • two visits, hosted at the participant’s home or at a University of Pittsburgh office, where the parent and child complete games and assessments,
    • questionnaires and interviews about the child’s development and activities, and
    • a one-year follow-up visit for more games and assessments.

Requirements

    • Child is age four (or almost four)
    • Parent must participate
    • Both parent and child identify as either African American or White
    • Both parent and child are fluent in English
    • Child has never been diagnosed with a disability

More Information

For more information, call 412.204.6845, email ppel@pitt.edu, or visit the research study webpage.

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November 20, 2019

Operation Better Block Homewood Community Meeting

Homewood residents and property owners are invited to join Operation Better Block, Inc. on November 20 for their Monthly Community Meeting.

About

Community members are invited to join together to learn about a potential new charter school in the area, the University of Pittsburgh’s SPIN Project, and fire safety as the weather gets cooler. Attendees can also participate in a raffle to win two tickets to the Harriet Tubman Guild Annual Luncheon.

Dinner will be provided.

More Information

For questions or to learn more, contact Operation Better Block, Inc. at 412.731.1908 or gdemarchi@obbinc.org.

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September 18, 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.

Registration

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

Learn More

For more information, contact cecinfo@pitt.edu or visit www.cec.pitt.edu.

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September 14, 2019

P.R.I.D.E. Pop Up Mini Art Festival

Visit the P.R.I.D.E. Pop Up Mini Art Festivals and experience fun activities designed to help young Black children learn about and celebrate their race, culture, and heritage. Children ages 3 to 8 will enjoy activity stations designed by trained artists and educators. Families are invited to enjoy free food, performances, art, and music!

Festival Date

Hill District

Questions

For more information, contact Adam Flango at 412.383.8726 or AdamFlango@pitt.edu.

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August 24, 2019

P.R.I.D.E. Pop Up Mini Art Festival

Visit the P.R.I.D.E. Pop Up Mini Art Festivals and experience fun activities designed to help young Black children learn about and celebrate their race, culture, and heritage. Children ages 3 to 8 will enjoy activity stations designed by trained artists and educators. Families are invited to enjoy free food, performances, art, and music!

Festival Dates

Upcoming festivals will be held at the following locations:

Homewood
Hill District

Questions

For more information, contact Adam Flango at 412.383.8726 or AdamFlango@pitt.edu.

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July 22, 2019

Family Check-Up Helps Families Build & Grow Together

The day-to-day challenges of raising children aren’t easy, but families don’t have to do it alone. At the Homewood-Brushton Family Support Center, Family Check-Up offers an opportunity for all families to take a seat, talk about their challenges, and move forward with strategies to solve them.

About Family Check-Up

In family support centers across the nation, the Family Check-Up (FCU) model aims to promote child and family well-being by providing parents and caregivers with new skills and tools to strengthen family relationships. The program starts off with an initial interview and an assessment of the family’s strengths and needs, followed by creating tailored goals to meet the unique needs of each family. A final feedback session provides an opportunity to continue building parenting skills through the “Everyday Parenting Curriculum” and information on possible follow-up services.

All services are free and confidential.

Benefits of Participation

For more than 20 years, research has shown that participating in FCU:

    • increases parent and caregiver confidence,
    • reduces family stress and conflict,
    • and reduces challenging behaviors displayed by preschoolers, school-aged children, and teens.

Schedule an Appointment

Interested in signing up? Schedule an appointment by contacting Family Coach, Adriana Chung, at 412.727.6649. See our interview with Adriana to learn more.

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July 20, 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.

About

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

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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