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We're keeping our introduction short this week to encourage you to sign up for The Social Justice Innovation Weekend taking place this Friday through Monday. Hosted by Repair the World, this annual event brings together 100+ Pittsburghers to engage in a rapid-fire, startup weekend style experience focused on connecting people and developing social innovation ideas.

The event includes learning sessions, mentoring opportunities and culminates in a final pitch on Monday where teams of participants will pitch the businesses that they developed during the weekend. It's an excellent way to meet new socially conscious friends and colleagues as well as to test out ideas that you have to tackle critical social, economic and environmental issues.

Be sure to register so that you don't miss out on this exciting and impactful event. We'll be emceeing the Friday night activities – so we hope to see you there! 


Fired up and ready to go,
Ryan + Ben




2/12 @ 7:00PM | EduCrew Roundtable: Civic Engagement in Pittsburgh Public Schools | Repair the World Pittsburgh, ARYSE, Remake Learning & other leading local education organization invite you to a community roundtable discussion that will examine how well PPS is producing civically engaged graduates.

2/15 @ 8:00AM | February Caffeinated Innovation: Leading Black Women Entrepreneurs | Join Innovation Works & Women for Economic & Leadership Development (WELD) Pittsburgh for an early morning coffee discussion that will celebrate local African American women entrepreneurs, their businesses & paths to success.

2/15 @ 6:00PM | Pittsburgh, Let's Talk About Race | PublicSource & Repair the World are hosting a special event where participants will engage in a guided discussion on race and racial identity in Pittsburgh featuring a panel of community leaders who have been leading conversations on race locally.

2/15 @ 6:30PM | Reflections on Resistance Presented by Kevin Mosley | The Ryan Arts & Culture Center invites you to join an evening conversation on the Civil Rights Movement & institutionalized racism African Americans face today with Kevin Mosley – a retired police officer who quit the force because of the racial injustices he experienced.

2/16 @ 6:00PM | Social Justice Innovation Weekend | Join 100+ social innovators for a weekend of ideation & creation where you will have the opportunity to meet new people & work in teams to develop & pitch a product, service or business that tackles major social, economic or environmental issues.

Civic Leadership Academy | The call for applications has launched for the City of Pittsburgh’s Civic Leadership – a free, 11-week series of interactive workshops that offers Pittsburgh residents the opportunity to connect directly with local officials & to get a behind the scenes perspective on local government. Apps due Feb 28. Learn more!
Inclusive Innovation Week Events | The City’s Inclusive Innovation team has launched a call for organizations & individuals to submit proposals to host events during this year’s Inclusive Innovation Week, which will highlight initiatives & leaders who are leveraging the region’s innovation economy to make the city a equitable, transparent & just place. Learn more!
Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh | The Pittsburgh Foundation & The Heinz Endowments have launched a call for funding proposals for their joint Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh – a grantmaking initiative committed to helping create a more equitable & vibrant cultural life in Pittsburgh that is inclusive of Black arts presentation & production. Learn more!
Ugly CSA Sign-ups | 412 Food Rescue is accepting sign-ups from individuals & families to participate in their Ugly CSA program, which connects you each week with healthy & delicious ‘ugly’ produce that supports local farmers & diminishes the amount of food waste in the Pittsburgh region.

Idea Foundry Impact Innovation Accelerator | Idea Foundry has announced a call for applications for ideas & businesses that are built at the intersection of innovation & impact to engage in their accelerator program, which offers hands-on, individualized attention, business model development assistance, incubation services & investment. Learn more!

University of Pittsburgh – Director of Sustainability | The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Facilities Management seeks to hire a Director of Sustainability to be the key connector & advocate on campus responsible for leading Pitt’s efforts to enhance environmental, social & financial sustainability practices. Apply today!
ACLU – Campaign for Smart Justice Communications Strategist | The ACLU of Pennsylvania seeks a Communications Strategist to lead the statewide communications work for the Campaign for Smart Justice – a multi-year advocacy initiative to reduce PA’s jail & prison population by 50% while combating racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Apply today!
Sustainable Pittsburgh – Communications & Program Assistant | Sustainable Pittsburgh seeks to hire a team member to support the communications & marketing needs of their organization’s Sustainable Restaurant Program, which helps the region’s leading restaurants improve their sustainability performance. Apply today!
University of Pittsburgh – Director of PittServes | The University of Pittsburgh seeks to hire a new leader who will direct & provide vision for the University’s Student Civic Engagement Office, which is responsible for creating & directing community service, civic engagement & service-learning initiatives for students, faculty, staff & community organizations. Apply today!
The Heinz Endowments – Program Officer, Policy & Strategy | The Heinz Endowments seeks to hire a Program Officer who will support research & analysis work associated with strategy development, measurement & evaluation, stakeholder coordination, project management & communication in service of the Endowment’s Learning Team. Apply today!

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