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h Magazine - Issue 1, 2020
h Magazine - Issue 1, 2020

Organizational, August 13, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend the lives of people around the world, various programs in the Pittsburgh region have pressed forward to meet the needs of those they serve, making whatever adjustments necessary along the way. The Heinz Endowments’ h magazine looks at some of those initiatives — which address issues ranging from providing child care to connecting veterans to services to conducting the 2020 Census and preparing for the presidential election — and highlights the commitment of local organizations to the work and our community. (This is the complete issue - individual stories available below.)

The World Turned Upside Down
The World Turned Upside Down

Organizational, August 13, 2020

Photographer Joshua Franzos’ striking images in “The World Turned Upside Down” provide glimpses of the global pandemic and racial justice protests that have rocked 2020 while the words of the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis offer inspiration during the turmoil.

Early Investment
Early Investment

Learning, August 13, 2020

In “Early Investment,” Cristina Rouvalis reports on a Heinz Endowments early childhood education strategy and shows how the COVID-19 crisis has amplified the importance child care and early education, especially for front-line workers and their families.

Forward Movement
Forward Movement

Organizational, August 13, 2020

“Forward Movement” by Elwin Green looks at how nonprofits in the Pittsburgh region, with support from The Heinz Endowments and the FISA Foundation, are being encouraged to make their organizations more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities.

Preserving Our Democracy
Preserving Our Democracy

Organizational, August 13, 2020

In “Preserving Our Democracy,” Jeffery Fraser looks at how despite the worst pandemic the U.S. has seen in a century, the 2020 Census and presidential election are moving forward as is a Heinz Endowments initiative to encourage local residents to participate in both.

Civic Duty
Civic Duty

Organizational, August 13, 2020

“Civic Duty” by Jeffery Fraser describes how nonprofits working to boost voter turnout in the presidential election are having to beef up their efforts and their creativity as they navigate social distancing and other restrictions during the COVID-19 crisis.

Securing the Vote
Securing the Vote

Organizational, August 13, 2020

“Securing the Vote,” also by Jeffery Fraser examines recommendations from the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security that are helping to tighten voting security in Pennsylvania just in time for November’s presidential election.

2020 Vision
2020 Vision

Organizational, August 13, 2020

In “2020 Vision,” Donovan Harrell shows how, with billions of community resource dollars and the parameters of legislative districts on the line, efforts to get more people, especially underrepresented groups, to complete the 2020 Census are undeterred by the pandemic.

Pathway to the Future
Pathway to the Future

Learning, August 13, 2020

“Pathway to the Future” by TyLisa C. Johnson looks at the Pittsburgh Readiness Institute, which despite delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, will launch this fall with programs designed to help high school students become productive citizens.

Serving Those Who Served
Serving Those Who Served

Sustainability, August 13, 2020

In “Serving Those Who Served” Mark Kramer explains how shortly after PAServes was recognized for its successes in connecting veterans to local services, the COVID-19 crisis created a new test for the network’s ability to coordinate support for servicemen and servicewomen.

h Magazine - Issue 1, 2020 - Here & There
h Magazine - Issue 1, 2020 - Here & There

Organizational, August 13, 2020

Portrayal and Perception II: Content Analysis of Pittsburgh Media Coverage of African Americans
Portrayal and Perception II: Content Analysis of Pittsburgh Media Coverage of African Americans

Organizational, April 2, 2020

This Endowments-funded study, “Portrayal and Perception II: Content Analysis of Pittsburgh Media Coverage of African Americans,” was conducted by Upstream Analysis, a Eugene, Oregon-based media measurement and research firm, as a follow up of a 2011 analysis by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism that was published in “Portrayal and Perception: Two Audits of News Media Reporting on African American Men and Boys.” The new report was designed to determine if progress had been made in media coverage of black people in the Pittsburgh region and to include a review of coverage of black women and girls.  Unfortunately, it shows that there was a lack of demonstrative change and that local media coverage of African Americans still focuses on crime and sports. 

The Devaluation of Business in Black Communities
The Devaluation of Business in Black Communities

Sustainability, February 20, 2020

To better understand how consumer-oriented markets work in black neighborhoods, this Endowments-funded report studies the financial performance and customer ratings of private enterprises in 86 metropolitan areas across the country with large black populations.

h Magazine - Issue 2, 2019
h Magazine - Issue 2, 2019

Organizational, December 17, 2019

Heinz Endowments President Grant Oliphant opens this special issue of h exploring criminal justice reform with an essay on combatting false stories about crime with true ones about an unfair system and the need for change. Other articles in the magazine examine different reform eff orts in the Pittsburgh region and elsewhere in the country. The stories also reveal the need for change because of the impact that a broken system has on the lives of individuals and families. (This is the complete issue - individual stories are available below.)