News

May 15, 2022

Ultimate Play Day

Join the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative and CitiParks for the Ultimate Play Day this spring! Ultimate Play Day is a celebration of playfulness for people of all ages.

Hosted by the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative, this annual event is an opportunity for people from throughout the Pittsburgh region to play together and raise awareness of the benefits of play for everyone—from birth to 199 years. Partner and community organizations offer play activities for all ages at a different venue each year.

Location

Liberty Green Park
100 Larimer Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Additional Information

This event is a part of Remake Learning Days. Remake Learning Days Across America is an innovative learning festival for families and youth! Taking root in regions across the nation, these hands-on and engaging events are designed for kids of all ages at libraries, schools, tech centers, museums, play spaces, community centers and more. This year’s festival is from April 22 – May 23, 2022.

More details for this event will be available in the coming months. Please subscribe to the Trying Together newsletter for more details.

News

March 30, 2022

Healthy Homewood Project

Join a free 10-week program to get on track to feeling like your best self! These classes will help you stay accountable to a healthier lifestyle with exercise classes, motivational coaching, and professional wellness advice.

Meetings will be held at the Homewood YMCA. To join, contact Brandon Marzke at 412.315.0991 or bmarzke@ymcapgh.org.

Goals of the Program

This program is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh, Homewood YMCA, and the Community Engagement Center. The program seeks to aid individuals in the following ways:

  • Improve Health: Individuals can get help lowering their blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol
  • Fit Friends: Individuals can make lifelong friends, bonding through a healthy lifestyle
  • Enjoy Exercise: Individuals can learn different types of workouts
  • Fun Foods: Individuals can get advice on how to make healthy meals

News

March 23, 2022

Healthy Homewood Project

Join a free 10-week program to get on track to feeling like your best self! These classes will help you stay accountable to a healthier lifestyle with exercise classes, motivational coaching, and professional wellness advice.

Meetings will be held at the Homewood YMCA. To join, contact Brandon Marzke at 412.315.0991 or bmarzke@ymcapgh.org.

Goals of the Program

This program is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh, Homewood YMCA, and the Community Engagement Center. The program seeks to aid individuals in the following ways:

  • Improve Health: Individuals can get help lowering their blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol
  • Fit Friends: Individuals can make lifelong friends, bonding through a healthy lifestyle
  • Enjoy Exercise: Individuals can learn different types of workouts
  • Fun Foods: Individuals can get advice on how to make healthy meals

News

GrowMamaGrow Mentoring Program

Brown Mamas is accepting applications for its GrowMamaGrow Mentoring Program.

About the Mentoring Program

With a focus on emotional and social wellness, resource connection and intergenerational cultural and social bridge-building, the GrowMamaGrow Mentoring Program seeks to help moms recognize their internal value, develop a set of parenting principles, and see their communities as resourceful over the course of 12 weeks.

Eligibility

The program is for mothers who:

  • can commit to a 12-week program

  • would like a mentor

  • are working

  • are between the ages of 30-45

  • have a goal they would like to accomplish

During the 12-week program, Brown Mamas’ expects mentees to:

  • Commit to weekly communication with their mentor

  • Show up to group coaching sessions having completed their bi-weekly activity

  • Attend monthly in-person meet-ups

  • Be committed to meeting their goal and implementing the steps our mentors and resource providers will give them

  • Fill out necessary assessments and feedback forms

  • Be committed to the process of growth defined during the program

Apply

Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit the Brown Mamas website.

News

March 16, 2022

Healthy Homewood Project

Join a free 10-week program to get on track to feeling like your best self! These classes will help you stay accountable to a healthier lifestyle with exercise classes, motivational coaching, and professional wellness advice.

Meetings will be held at the Homewood YMCA. To join, contact Brandon Marzke at 412.315.0991 or bmarzke@ymcapgh.org.

Goals of the Program

This program is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh, Homewood YMCA, and the Community Engagement Center. The program seeks to aid individuals in the following ways:

  • Improve Health: Individuals can get help lowering their blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol
  • Fit Friends: Individuals can make lifelong friends, bonding through a healthy lifestyle
  • Enjoy Exercise: Individuals can learn different types of workouts
  • Fun Foods: Individuals can get advice on how to make healthy meals

News

March 10, 2022

Universal Early Childhood Education: What Could This Mean for Our Jewish Community?

President Biden’s Build Back Better Framework would provide the most transformative investment in children and caregiving in generations. The Build Back Better framework would enable states to expand access to free early childhood education for more than 6 million children per year and increase the quality of early childhood education for many more children already enrolled. Additionally, the Build Back Better framework would ensure that middle-class families pay no more than 7 percent of their income on child care and will help states expand access to high-quality, affordable child care to about 20 million children per year – covering 9 out of 10 families across the country with young children. What could this mean for our Jewish community?

Join the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh on March 10 for their virtual event, “Universal Early Childhood Education: What Could This Mean for Our Jewish Community?” Registration is available on the Jewish Federation website.

Panelists

Cara Ciminillo is the Executive Director of Trying Together, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit supporting the work of early childhood through advocacy, community resources, and professional growth opportunities for the needs and rights of children, their families, and the individuals who interact with them. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Education, Administrative and Policy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.

Anna Hartman is the Director of Early Childhood Excellence at the Jewish United Fund and the Director of the Paradigm Project, a national network that nurtures emerging leadership in Jewish early childhood education. Anna holds a master’s in Jewish educational leadership from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and is a doctoral candidate in Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She has participated in three study tours of the renowned municipal early childhood centers in Reggio Emilia, Italy. A recipient of the Pomegranate Prize, JUF’s Samuel A. Goldsmith Young Professional Award, and the Covenant Award, Anna lives in the Chicago neighborhood of Roscoe Village.

Additional Information

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh seeks to cultivate resources, connect people, and collaborate across the community to live and fulfill Jewish values. Learn more about the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh on their website.

News

March 9, 2022

Healthy Homewood Project

Join a free 10-week program to get on track to feeling like your best self! These classes will help you stay accountable to a healthier lifestyle with exercise classes, motivational coaching, and professional wellness advice.

Meetings will be held at the Homewood YMCA. To join, contact Brandon Marzke at 412.315.0991 or bmarzke@ymcapgh.org.

Goals of the Program

This program is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh, Homewood YMCA, and the Community Engagement Center. The program seeks to aid individuals in the following ways:

  • Improve Health: Individuals can get help lowering their blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol
  • Fit Friends: Individuals can make lifelong friends, bonding through a healthy lifestyle
  • Enjoy Exercise: Individuals can learn different types of workouts
  • Fun Foods: Individuals can get advice on how to make healthy meals

News

March 2, 2022

Healthy Homewood Project

Join a free 10-week program to get on track to feeling like your best self! These classes will help you stay accountable to a healthier lifestyle with exercise classes, motivational coaching, and professional wellness advice.

Meetings will be held at the Homewood YMCA. To join, contact Brandon Marzke at 412.315.0991 or bmarzke@ymcapgh.org.

Goals of the Program

This program is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh, Homewood YMCA, and the Community Engagement Center. The program seeks to aid individuals in the following ways:

  • Improve Health: Individuals can get help lowering their blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol
  • Fit Friends: Individuals can make lifelong friends, bonding through a healthy lifestyle
  • Enjoy Exercise: Individuals can learn different types of workouts
  • Fun Foods: Individuals can get advice on how to make healthy meals

News

February 23, 2022

Healthy Homewood Project

Join a free 10-week program to get on track to feeling like your best self! These classes will help you stay accountable to a healthier lifestyle with exercise classes, motivational coaching, and professional wellness advice.

Meetings will be held at the Homewood YMCA. To join, contact Brandon Marzke at 412.315.0991 or bmarzke@ymcapgh.org.

Goals of the Program

This program is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh, Homewood YMCA, and the Community Engagement Center. The program seeks to aid individuals in the following ways:

  • Improve Health: Individuals can get help lowering their blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol
  • Fit Friends: Individuals can make lifelong friends, bonding through a healthy lifestyle
  • Enjoy Exercise: Individuals can learn different types of workouts
  • Fun Foods: Individuals can get advice on how to make healthy meals

News

February 18, 2022

Child Care Career Openings in the Pittsburgh Area

Are you looking for open child care positions? Early learning programs in the Greater Pittsburgh Area are hiring! See featured jobs for this week.

 


 

Child Care Positions in Pittsburgh

  • Early Childhood Educators

    Angels’ Place is seeking full-time teachers to join their team. Applicants must have a degree in Early Childhood Education or related field. Benefits and sign-on bonus are available.

 


 

Submit a Job

Each week, Trying Together highlights employer-submitted jobs on our website, social media, and in our newsletter.

All jobs submitted after Tuesday each week will be published in the following week’s news post. Publication dates may vary due to state and federal holidays. Unrelated jobs will not be included.

For questions, contact Kara Bayer at kara@tryingtogether.org.


Other Jobs in Early Childhood

ECE Hire

Visit the ECE Hire website to view early childhood education job listings and helpful tips on interviewing, resumes, and more.

Submit a Job to PACCA

Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA) offers a Job Board for its members to post jobs for free and sends out submitted jobs via their Facebook page and e-newsletter. PACCA members can submit jobs online after signing into their membership account. For questions, contact Maureen Murphy at maureen.murphy@pacca.org.

 


 

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