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Focus On Renewal Welcomes New Executive Director

Focus On Renewal (FOR) announced the appointment of Cynthia L. Haines as Executive Director. She started October 1, replacing Greg Quinlan, who relocated to Harrisburg in July.
“I’m elated about the opportunity to work with an innovative community provider organization like Focus On Renewal,” Ms. Haines said. “I‘m looking forward to maximizing public-private partnerships to forge community alliances, coalitions and collaborations.”
Cynthia comes to FOR with a wealth of knowledge and extensive background as a community-centered strategist with expertise in grant writing, capacity building and organizational development. She has more than 20 years of experience assisting non-profit and for-profit organizations thrive and grow. Cynthia plans to continue her focus on helping the most vulnerable and at-risk in the Sto-Rox community and surrounding areas. She is an advocate for personal empowerment, service-based leadership and social entrepreneurship.
Ms. Haines has a master’s degree in social science administration from Case Western Reserve University, a bachelor’s degree from Mercyhurst University and a post-graduate executive leadership certificate in community building from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

U.S. Department of Justice supports MANY’s Mentoring+ Initiative

MANY, a national network designed to strengthen outcomes for youth and young adults at highest risk for victimization and/or delinquency has been awarded $3,000,000 over three years to help local organizations fill the mentoring gap that exists nationally. “Thanks to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, MANY’s Mentoring+ sites will be able to… Continue Reading

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Join Andy Russell for Helping Hour at the Food Bank!

Register for the exclusive opportunity to work alongside Steeler great Andy Russell and other Steeler alumni. The event will feature a hands on food sorting project, SweetWater Brewing beer, Sazerac bourbon tastings and delicious happy hour snacks. Registration is $75 per person, all funds raised will benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank through the… Continue Reading

NHCO Accepting Participants Into the Family Development Program

Program helps families focus on long-term goals like jobs, school When a financial crisis strikes, families who are already low-income face struggles with immediate needs such as putting food on the table, paying the rent and keeping the heat on.  In fact, those are the top three reasons families in hardship visit North Hills Community… Continue Reading

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ACP Identifies Scams Aimed at Seniors

SCAMS AIMED AT OLDER CITIZENS by Sidney Elkin The internet has become a vehicle for hackers and con artists to rip off seniors and others with a variety of clever ruses. 1. HEALTH INSURANCE: Those who are eligible for Medicare may hear from insurance companies concerning Medicare options. Beware that scammers may pretend to be… Continue Reading

Fashion Event for Partners For Quality gets a new look!

Fashion Event for Partners For Quality gets a new look!

Partners For Quality Foundation is proud to present our traditional Pittsburgh Fashion Story ~ celebrating our 12th year with a new event concept! This year, we will present – The Masked Ball: A Pittsburgh Fashion Story.  Guests will be dazzled by a Pittsburgh designer couture fashion show and cocktail party on Saturday, October 10, 2015… Continue Reading