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Social innovation

Social innovation eXchange, otherwise known as SiX, is both an event series (brought to you by The Pittsburgh Foundation in concert with Pop City, The Sprout Fund and sponsored in part by the Buhl Foundation) and a topic we plan to cover more at Pop City. Who's leading the charge in affecting change for the public good? Social innovation requires us to think differently about how to solve tough social problems,: it's getting new people around the table, from techies and artists to those in business and those already working on the issues. It's not just coming up with ideas. It's putting good ideas to work.


Little Free Library

Little Free Library has big ambitions for literacy and public art

A tiny literary phenomenon is making a big name for itself. Learn the story behind the Little Free Library movement that's popping up in communities like nearby Heidelberg and across the world.

Relics created by James Simon and Braddock Youth Project

Magic city: Saints Tour transforms history in Braddock

The patron saints of art and music are alive and well in Braddock, thanks to a one-of-a-kind theatrical production that weaves the neighborhood's historical details with the imaginations of the artists involved.

LaShawndra Thornton, 29, is one of the D.C. area's thousand-odd Airbnb hosts. ""Staying with me offe

Airbnb hosts offer off-the-beaten track hospitality

Thinking about opening your home up as an Airbnb hot spot? Take a look at how Airbnb entrepreneurs in Washington, D.C., are creating an experience that's as enriching for the hosts as it is for their guests.

LaShaun Martin

Women's mentorship percolates over three cups of coffee

Pennsylvania Women Work, a statewide nonprofit serving women in transition, has partnered with Pittsburgh coffee company Crazy Mocha to brew up a recipe for success: The new 3 Cups of Coffee mentorship program is providing women in the Pittsburgh region with one-on-one career coaching, increasing their confidence and helping them to secure employment and higher wages.


New Financial Opportunity Centers connect Pittsburghers to jobs, coaching, wealth-building

Thanks to the launch of three Financial Opportunity Centers in the Pittsburgh region, low- to moderate-income families will soon have access to an array of resources to help achieve financial stability, free of charge.
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