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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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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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Pop Filter Hot Pick: "We Built This City: How the Allegheny Conference Remade Pittsburgh"

Robert Morris University, with support from the R.K. Mellon Foundation, will screen the documentary "We Built This City: How the Allegheny Conference Remade Pittsburgh."

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Police-community partnerships offer way to improve neighborhood safety

Dozens of communities across the U.S. have formed effective, ongoing partnerships with the police that have improved safety and trust between residents and police.

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Maestro Frameworks challenges perceptions on ability and cycling in bike designs

Local bicycle fabricator "Maestro" Mike Brown has become a beacon of hope for people with disabilities who seek the freedom of riding on two wheels. 

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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.
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