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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.

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Tawnee McCluskey

Want to get people back to work? Fill the basic skills gap

Low-income workers like Tawnee McCluskey often lack the basic skills needed to find a good job. To bridge the gap, experts says it's essential to invest in training. Yet despite millions of people out of work, programs are hard to find.

Sleeping accommodations at Not Another Hostel.

Reddit saves Not Another Hostel

Jon Potter, 24, runs Pittsburgh's only hostel. After hosting a string of subpar guests this summer, he considered closing down. But the people of Reddit restored his faith in humanity.

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VIDEO: Hundreds find new ideas for their cities at inaugural Urban Innovation Exchange

In September, innovators from around the country convened in Detroit to exchange their ideas for building better cities and stronger communities. For three days, Detroit was transformed into a marketplace for ideas for cities.

Beth Corning of The Glue Factory.

Disruptors: Five Pittsburghers shaking up the status quo and reshaping our world

Using the power of art, technology, community and academia these citizens are creating the critical differences that will propel Pittsburgh forward.

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Sixteen Pittsburgh social media mavens to follow

Because eight is never enough, this week we bring you eight more Pittsburgh social media-ites who are using the power of their networks for good.
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