Our Intensive Services Capacity-Building Program Participants for the 2014 / 2015 funding year include:

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Amachi Pittsburgh

Mission/Purpose: To empower young minds to overcome the challenges of parental incarceration through mentoring, family support, and community engagement. Amachi Pittsburgh was established in 2003 to respond to the needs of a growing, vulnerable population of children of incarcerated parents, to ultimately help break the cycle of generational incarceration.

Bethany House Academy

Mission/Purpose: To prepare children, youth, and adults of Northview Heights academically, socially, economically, and spiritually for lifelong learning, achievement, health and prosperity. We strive to serve the disproportionately underserved individuals and families in our community.

Brothers and Sisters Emerging

Mission/Purpose: To develop thriving African American and other youth and their families in Garfield and surrounding at-risk neighborhoods to find and take advantage of opportunities available to them. The B.A.S.E. vision is that through sports, mentoring, advocacy, and other activities, B.A.S.E. will assist with youth and their families to achieve successful educational performance, acquire appropriate social and emotional skills, and attain a solid economic future.



Mission/Purpose: To provide educational and cultural enrichment programs to children in kindergarten through grade 12 in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Hill District. The Center that C.A.R.E.S. is a faith-based non-profit organization.

Heritage Community Initiatives

Mission/Purpose: To enable individuals and organizations to improve the health, education, economic strength and social vitality in their communities. Programs in Education, Transportation and Community Engagement complement each other with the goal of targeting the area’s most pressing needs.


Mission/Purpose: To ensure quality and equity in public schools in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, PA and to take action on the very crucial current issues facing public education in the community, including low student achievement, parent involvement, and professional accountability.

Macedonia Family and Community Enrichment Center, Inc. (Macedonia FACE)

Mission/Purpose: To encourage the development of healthy families. Our agency, while a separate 501(c)(3) organization, is the social service outreach of Macedonia Church.




Operation Better Block

Mission/Purpose: To strategize, organize and mobilize, block by block, to benefit the Homewood Community.

Prevention Point Pittsburgh

Mission/Purpose: To provide health empowerment services to injection drug users.

Western PA Diaper bank

Mission/Purpose: To bring public awareness of the diaper struggle as a crisis in our region, through partnering with other non-profit agencies, faith-based institutions, and childcare providers; for distribution to families and individuals in need.

Our Strategic Action Planning Program Participants for the 2014 / 2015 funding year include:

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A. Philip Randolph Institute

Mission/Purpose: To continue the mission of A. Philip Randolph by creating
opportunities for blacks in the trade union movement, provide training that
leads to living wage employment and increase minority participation in
elections and governmental policy development.

Afro-American Music Institute

Mission/Purpose: To provide systematic education and expertise in specialized instrumental and vocal training in all styles of the African-American and black music traditions that include Gospel, Negro Spirituals, Jazz, Blues, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Hip Hop and more.

Brothers and Sisters Emerging

Mission/Purpose: To develop thriving African American and other youth
and their families in Garfield and surrounding at risk neighborhoods to find and take advantage of opportunities available to them.

Center for Family Excellence

Mission/Purpose: To enable families survive and thrive amid adversity to overcome spiritual, cultural, and value wounding.

Hill Dance Academy Theater

Mission/Purpose: To develop and train dancers in Black dance traditions, expand knowledge and contributions of Black Dance traditions and create emerging dance artists who will sustain Black dance in the Black community.

Joshua Development Corporation

Mission/Purpose: To eliminate blight by sponsoring comprehensive housing and community development activities, spiritual, educational, human and economic development services to Mt. Oliver and surrounding communities.

Legacy Arts Project

Mission/Purpose: To preserve the history of African art through performance, presentation, and education.

Lemington Community Services

Mission/Purpose: To serve older adults residing in Pittsburgh’s East end by providing quality programs, services and activities free, or at low cost to our participants.

Melting Pot Ministries

Mission/Purpose: To serve children and their families who are underserved by the education, social-emotional and cultural organizations in the South Hills communities of South Park, Bethel Park and Baldwin Whitehall. 

Naomi’s Place Transitional Housing, Inc.

Mission/Purpose: To provide families in second-step recovery with care, guidance, education, prevention, and intervention to alleviate their multiple and complex problems, and to enhance holistically the quality of life for youth, families and the community as a whole.

Network of Hope – Coraopolis Church of God

Mission/Purpose: To promote lasting change in the lives of individuals, families, and communities though a commitment to enrich the lives of youth.

Resurrection Power Inc.

Mission/Purpose: To improve of the quality of life for the children and adults of the Mon communities of Braddock, North Braddock, Rankin and Swissvale.