Funds Available from The Heinz Endowments Summer Youth Philanthropy Internship Program
Learn more at upcoming information sessions July 1st and 2nd.
The Heinz Endowments’ Youth Philanthropy Summer Interns will release nine Requests for Proposals (RFPs) July 1 for grants totaling over $200,000. The RFPs will support a range of local efforts aimed at creating a more sustainable Pittsburgh. Topics addressed vary.
Interested organizations are invited to meet the Heinz Summer Interns and to discuss their funding opportunities at the following information fairs:
Tuesday, July 1st at the Children's Museum, 10 Children's Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212: 9:00AM-11:30AM Tuesday, July 1st at the Sarah Heinz House, 1 Heinz Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212: 4:00PM-6:00PM Wednesday, July 2nd at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206: 2:00PM-4:00PM
For more information about the Endowments’ Summer Youth Philanthropy Internship Program, please visit our website: http://www.heinz.org/youthphilanthropy.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Funding and RFP
Thursday, June 19, 2014
From Obama Eagle newspaper.
Posted: 18 Jun 2014 07:59 AM PDT
With Futebol, Nothing Else Matters!
Around the age of three, sometimes earlier sometimes later, kids all over the world are taught the basics of playing soccer, Futebol in Portuguese. In Pittsburgh and around the US, most kids learn in youth organizations like Dynamo Soccer, and then some go on to play for their school teams, but a lot of the time it ends there. In other places around the world, it's more of a lifestyle than anything else. Pickup games can be found in streets, back alleys or preexisting fields. In Brazil, it's even more than that: it's a religion. We've had first-hand experience with this in our first few days, seeing cars covered in flags, streamers hanging above streets, and World Cup murals painted in the middle of major roadways.
Yesterday, we saw the power of Futebol on the most basic level. At a small sand field behind the home of our host, we began playing soccer with three local kids. They didn't speak a word of English, and we speak absolutely no Portuguese, but it didn't matter. It didn't matter that we didn't know their names, because whenever anyone made a great play they were called "Neymar", "Ronaldo" or "Messi", Gods of the soccer world (although we found out later the kids were Igor, Andre and Evan). It didn't matter that we were born on two separate continents, because the rules are simple and all we needed was a ball. It didn't matter that we were thousands of miles from home, because we were playing in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest, and not a lot of people get to have an experience that cool. For a few short hours, we weren't Americans, and they weren't Brazilians: we were jogadores de futebol (soccer players) and nothing else mattered. Except maybe the score.
After the game, we were invited to Andre's house through pointing, and a few simple phrases, and there we watched the United States play Ghana. When Clint Dempsey scored 30 seconds into the game, we celebrated as Americans, and they understood, because they experienced the same feeling when Neymar scored the first goal of the World Cup for Brazil.
Monday, June 09, 2014
Fwd: Join Us June 11th!
From: "Brian Rasel" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Jun 9, 2014 5:00 PM
Subject: Join Us June 11th!
To: "Mark Rauterkus" <email@example.com>
This is just a friendly reminder that you are invited to our StudentsFirst Pittsburgh Chapter Meeting. We also have important updates for you regarding our work in the legislature to protect excellent teachers, and can't wait to discuss these advancements with you in person! Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how to citizen lobby for our children and also learn how to place an effective call to your local legislators' offices.
Our chapter meeting will be held June 11th at 6:00pm at Rolands Seafood Grill, located at 1904 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh 15222. We will have light refreshments provided for you. All that we ask is that you come ready to listen, discuss, and engage!
PLEASE RSVP FOR THIS EVENT TODAY
Should you not be able to make it but are interested in being involved, email me at Brasel@studentsfirst.org. Please feel free to bring family and friends and pass along this invitation to others that maybe interested.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
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Sunday, June 08, 2014
Fwd: A Weekend Full of Spring Championships Begins Now on the NFHS Network App!
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Date: May 1, 2014 2:03 PM
Subject: A Weekend Full of Spring Championships Begins Now on the NFHS Network App!
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Friday, June 06, 2014
Fwd: [DW] Live Webcast - Personal Democracy Forum 2014 - Save the Internet, The Internet Saves
From: "Steven Clift" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Jun 5, 2014 9:33 AM
Subject: [DW] Live Webcast - Personal Democracy Forum 2014 - Save the Internet, The Internet Saves
One of the best net democracy related events in world is webcasting
now. An amazing collection of speakers.
They tend to webcast the plenaries. Just started.
Session are today and Friday.
Today - Save the Internet
9:00 am Eastern
The Battle for the Open Internet
One Year After Snowden
How to Fight Mass Surveillance: Reset the Net
Holmes Wilson and Tiffiniy Cheng
Encryption is for Everyone
10:00 - 10:30Coffee Break
Sponsored by Microsoft
10:30 - NoonSurveillance and Its Discontents
A Conversation Across Cyberspace
Edward Snowden in conversation with John Perry Barlow
The Political Fight for the Open Internet
MEP Marietje Schaake
Fashioning a Defense Against Surveillance
Why We Need the IndieWeb
Noon - 1:00The Internet's Double-Edged Sword
The Slow Burn of Oppression / The Slow Burn of Social Change
An Xiao Mina
Why Block It? How Authoritarian Regimes Take Advantage of Social Media
Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: How Internet Activists Overcome
Isolation, Fear and Apathy
Movements in a Connected Age: Better at Changing Minds, Worse at Changing Power?
4:30 pm Eastern
The Future of the Public Internet
Leapfrog Democracies: From Tunis to Tallinn, and Quito Too
David Evan Harris
The Internet's Missing Link: Tools for Turning Talk into Action
Who's At The Table?
Practices of the Minimally Viable Utopia
The Bright Promise of Dark Fiber
Reconfiguring Democracy for the Internet Age: The Fight of a Generation
Building the Public Internet
More on Friday ...
The Internet Saves
Yes. Yes, We Can.
By The People: Government Service is a Civic Duty
Hidden in Plain Sight: Detroit's Invisible Information Crisis
The GovStack: Delivering Government as a Platform
NoonThe Civics of Tech
The 3rd of July
The Calculus of Civic Engagement
Anthea Watson Strong
Mind Mapping the Civic Tech Space
Made in NYC: Civic Hacking 102
Tech for Good: Tumml and Urban Impact Entrepeneurship
Julie Lein and Clara Brenner
Crowdfunding and Urban Poverty
The Connected Skilled Trades Workshop
Changing Culture, Changing Politics
The Bombastic Brilliance of Black Twitter
The Era of Big Campaigns is Over... So What Era Are We In?
Virtual Jiu-Jitsu: Whose Stigma Is It Now?
Full Stack Advocacy
Love Thy Neighbor...Hood
Sharing The Future
The Problem With Petitions: Working With Leaders, Not Just At Them
The Post-Digital Decade
Five Ideas For A New America
The Changing Speed Of Change
Steven Clift - http://stevenclift.com
Executive Director - http://E-Democracy.org
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Cramps on a basketball court, no big deal. King James would be dead if he was in unsupervised body of water.
Cramps on a basketball court, no big deal. In a swim pool or lake or river or ocean, then death rests in the hands of your near-by and aware buddies.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Film, Black Political Empowerment Project(B-PEP) Event
Mark Rauterkus Mark.Rauterkus@gmail.com
PPS Summer Dreamers' Swim and Water Polo Camp Head Coach
Pittsburgh Combined Water Polo Team
412 298 3432 = cell
Monday, June 02, 2014
Mark Rauterkus is still waiting for you to join Twitter...
Fwd: Victims of Coaching Sexual Abuse vs. Chuck Wielgus
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Date: Jun 2, 2014 12:18 PM
Subject: Victims of Coaching Sexual Abuse vs. Chuck Wielgus
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