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The second half of season two of our “We Can Be” podcast is back with new episodes every Wednesday. Download, listen and share intimate, lively conversations with the most interesting individuals in the social change realm. From academic/author/activist Dr. Cornel West to PostIndustrial journalist Carmen Gentile, or Outdoor Afro founder Rue Mapp and Emmy-winning filmmaker Emmai Alaquiva, “We Can Be” features candid talk with accomplished, caring and action-oriented leaders.

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It’s Time to Bring Back America's Noble Impulses

America has always struggled with racist, misogynist, elitist, and nativist tendencies to rationalize the pain of others we label “less than.” Endowments President Grant Oliphant shares why it’s critical – especially at this moment – that we resist this “less than” compulsion with a nobler civic impulse to treat others as we would ourselves, share rights and opportunities more broadly, and unite against hate. “It is our job to help resurrect that impulse now.”

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4th Annual Healthy Schools Summit

With an aim of creating healthier, greener, and more sustainable learning environments for all children in our region, Women for a Healthy Environment presents the 4th Annual Healthy Schools Summit on Friday, Oct. 25. 

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The Heinz Endowments seeks to help our region thrive as a whole and just community, and through that work to model solutions to major national and global challenges. We are based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where we concentrate on advancing a sustainable future for our community and planet, successful learning outcomes for young people and their families, and a culture of engaged creativity for all our citizens.

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With grantmaking that averages almost $70 million annually, The Heinz Endowments is among the leading foundations in the United States. The impact of our grants lies in the possibilities they create, the critical need they address and the transformative change they help to bring about. Every grant listed here is part of that mission.

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Women for a Healthy Environment

Lead poisoning is a risk in 80% of homes in our region, but as eye-opening as that statistic is, there is plenty we can do to minimize that risk. Women for a Healthy Environment iand its partners are stepping up in a big way with the launch of a wide-reaching media campaign, targeting Allegheny County residents, landlords, contractors and elected officials with digital and print messaging. The campaign both urges action – lead testing in homes, businesses and schools – and provides easy-to-follow steps to lessen potential danger.

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