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New Arrivals Bridge Initiative Welcomes Newcomers to Pittsburgh Region

New Arrivals Bridge Initiative Welcomes Newcomers to Pittsburgh Region

Retaining a diverse workforce in a welcoming and inclusive region

New Arrivals Bridge is a welcome initiative presented by Vibrant Pittsburgh in partnership with Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. to introduce newcomers to the region’s unique history and culture, foster networks and bonds among the new arrival cohort and facilitate connections to the region’s diverse array of leadership.

  • Sessions will be held on Wednesdays about once or twice a month beginning in September and ending in December with a closing event. The program will also include fun social events for family members and guests. The 2013 dates for the New Arrivals Bridge Program are below.
  • Sessions will include tours, foster bonding and connections and take place at historically and culturally significant locations. Subjects addressed in sessions will range from the economic and geographical structures to diversity, social outlets, recreation and culture. Sessions will feature diverse regional leaders and topical experts.
  • Wednesday sessions will typically run from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm with plenty of time to mingle and explore Pittsburgh’s diverse offerings. Convening times for social events for family members and guests will vary.  See schedule below.
  • Deadline for applications is July 12, 2013. Notification of acceptance will be sent the week of July 19th.

Who should apply? Professionals (particularly young professionals and emerging leaders) who have relocated to the region in the past two to three years and/or their accompanying partners or spouses. Who should apply? Professionals (particularly young professionals and emerging leaders) who have relocated to the region in the past two to three years and/or their accompanying partners or spouses. Program Dates:  Wednesday, September 11: Welcome Reception                   5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 25: Session #1                               8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 16: Session #2                                   8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov 16: NAB Family Outing (Phipps Conservatory)   Afternoon ( TBD) Thursday, December 12: Commencement Reception              5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Cost: $75 per person and Free for Vibrant Pittsburgh Member Employees, their Partners and Spouses. There may be a charge for guests and a nominal charge for costs associated with social events. Contact Vibrant Pittsburgh to find out if your organization is a Member or to become a Member. To apply for the New Arrivals Bridge program, click here.

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