Pittsburgh, PA (January 8, 2018) More than ever, the City of Pittsburgh is recommitting itself to supporting and advocating for our residents affected by the president’s announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Since the announcement we have signed on to a formal submission, drafted by the City of Montreal and the global city network Metropolis, which aimed to point out the vital role that local municipalities play in migration, and should therefore have a voice at the table. Also we partnered with the DC Immigration Hub signing on for the Pennsylvania congressional delegation to pass the Dream Act this year.
The Google.org Impact Challenge Pittsburgh gives local nonprofits the opportunity to make our neighborhoods better by creating economic opportunity in the Pittsburgh area. Four winners will each receive $50,000 grants, plus training from Google to jump-start their projects. Then, the public will vote on a grand winner which will receive an additional $50,000!
If your a high school senior, or the parent or guardian of one, you likely already know that while college tuition keeps going up, financial aid is not keeping pace. Moreover, budget proposals by the President and Congress for 2018 propose slashing billions off of the Pell grant's "rainy day" reserve fund. What's a student to do? Enter the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
Hurricane Maria has dealt a catastrophic blow to the island of Puerto Rico, taking out its electrical grid, telecommunications, transportation system, main industries -- all gone. Over three million of our fellow U.S. citizens are in dire need of clean water, food, medicine, personal hygiene products, gasoline, cash, virtually everything! As Pittsburghers, we know that Roberto Clemente gave his life to support others. Pittsburgh owes it to Roberto and his family to do all we can to help the people of Puerto Rico.
City Launching Public Safety Multicultural Liaison Unit to Work with Immigrant and Refugee Communities
PITTSBURGH, PA (September 11, 2017) The City of Pittsburgh is launching a Multicultural Liaison Unit to help build trustworthy and sustainable relationships between Department of Public Safety workers and members of the city's immigrant and refugee communities. The unit will translate police, fire and medic materials into several foreign languages, hold educational events for immigrant communities, and provide multicultural training for Public Safety recruits.
PITTSBURGH, PA (September 5, 2017) Mayor William Peduto released the following statement regarding the decision by President Donald Trump to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects 800,000 immigrants brought to the United States as children from deportation: "President Trump's decision today is pathologically cruel and a tragic repudiation of fundamental American values...
Pittsburghers of all backgrounds are invited to join Mayor Peduto, elected officials, faith leaders, and community partners for a celebration of unity. In these trying times, Pittsburghers will respond the same way our community always has, by coming together to show respect and tolerance for each other.
PITTSBURGH, PA (July 7, 2017) Mayor William Peduto remains in Lyons, France, for an international conference on urban leadership, where he is a featured speaker.
Tomorrow, Saturday, June 3rd, "March for Truth" events will be held nationwide to call for truth and accountability in American Government. In Pittsburgh, this event has taken on an added emphasis: Telling the truth about climate change...
PITTSBURGH, PA (April 28, 2017) Mayor William Peduto's Administration is continuing to address the plight of the City's homeless population, despite the shameful and politically motivated attacks on the homeless by City Councilwoman Darlene Harris.