“A new fund to boost support for social justice activists and advocates working in Pittsburgh has been launched at The Pittsburgh Foundation and has made eight grants totaling $158,000 to local organizations. The goal of the fund is to reduce barriers to funding, increase engagement and influence of community members and challenge systems that perpetuate racial and economic inequity.”

We are one of the awardees!  “Casa San Jose: $20,000. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden, Casa San Jose was incorporated in 2014 to offer much-needed advocacy and resources to Pittsburgh’s Latino community. Over the next year, Casa San Jose will expand its Jovenes con Proposito program, which provides advocacy skills to high school-aged immigrant youth in Beechview. It will conduct additional trainings for its Community-Based Response Project, which provides leadership trainings for Latino immigrants on immigration rights and policy. It will also launch a door-to-door campaign that seeks to train every person on immigrant rights and how to support neighbors subjected to racial profiling, hate crimes or ICE raids.”

News release from the Pittsburgh Foundation, August 28

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