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Michael O'Bryan

Michael O'Bryan

Michael O'Bryan harnesses the healing power of the arts to address social issues, including in his role as the Sanctuary Coordinator for the Trauma Informed Care Initiative in Philadelphia. 

Dawn Weleski

Dawn Weleski

Dawn Weleski is a co-founder of Conflict Kitchen, an experimental art project in Pittsburgh where food is the medium and political conflict a tool of practice. 

Karla Henderson

Karla Henderson

Karla Henderson is the Chief Operating Officer of the Wright Museum, a position in which she leverages her background in city planning, community engagement, and nonprofit management to grow this important cultural institution. 

Bill Strickland

Bill Strickland

Bill Strickland is the President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, an arts education, adult career training, and social enterprise institution on Pittsburgh's North Side. 

Leslie Smith

Leslie Smith

Leslie Smith is applying her extensive economic development experience from Detroit and applying it in her role as President and CEO of EPIcenter Memphis, a collaborative and community-wide effort to inclusively grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Memphis region. 

L to R: Sam Vaughn, Neighborhood Change Agent; Rohnell Robinson, Peacemaker Ambassador; and Devone Boggan

Devone Boggan

Devone Boggan is the Director of the Office of Neighborhood Safety in Richmond, California, a non-law enforcement government agency with a specific focus to reduce firearm assaults and associated death by engaging the very people most at-risk. 

Akeem Dixon

Akeem Dixon

Akeem Dixon is the 52nd Street Corridor Manager for Philadelphia's Enterprise Center, where he emphasizes the community development practice of doing with instead of doing for or to.

Bobby Zappala

Bobby Zappala

Bobby Zappala is the co-founder and CEO of Thrival, an innovation and music festival, and Thrill Mill, a nonprofit business incubator, both supporting early-stage Pittsburgh startups.

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A look back: The courting of Google, circa 2006

Originally published in March 2006, this Pop City story about Google landing corporate office here is prescient both in its discussion of Pittsburgh's relationship with the tech behemoth and for its reference to 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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A retrospective of the best of Pop City

Since first publishing in 2006, Pop City has chronicled the rise of Pittsburgh's most dynamic people, places, and social movements. This issue is dedicated to those far-sighted stories that show how Pittsburgh has grown.

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The transformation, to be continued

Pop City's very first issue heralded the dramatic transformation that Pittsburgh faced in the mid-2000s. As expressed by founding editor Tracy Certo, that optimism of 2006 still feels relevant today. Certo, now the founder of NEXTPittsburgh, originally wrote this story for the inaugural issue of Pop City on March 1, 2006.
 

East Liberty Celebrates MLK at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Photo by John Altdorfer.

Video rewind: East Liberty

A few years back, Pop City took stock of one of its fastest-changing neighborhoods through some compelling video storytelling. Catch this pivotal moment in East Liberty's rebirth, originally published on March 28, 2012.

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Revisiting the roots of Lawrenceville's artistic and commercial growth

The early underground rumblings that stirred Lawrenceville's seismic shift. This article was originally published on April 26, 2006. 

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The Kelly Strayhorn Theater welcomes the community into its home

The Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty goes beyond its role as a performing arts hub to serve a social gathering space for everyone in the community.

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Is Pittsburgh doing enough for families?

When the clouds clear and the rivers glimmer, Pittsburgh's future looks pretty bright. But one of the most literal indicators of a city's success -- its children -- aren't necessarily reaping the benefits of a shiny new Pittsburgh. Here, Pop City details where the city is missing the mark, and how some leaders are stepping up for local youth.
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