Concerned about the safety and well-being of the LGBTQ community?
Donate and volunteer at Persad Center https://persadcenter.org/ and/or other organizations that serve our community.
Worried about food insecurity?
A local organization that uses social media to move access food to places and people that can use it. Fantastic. Check out http://412foodrescue.org/ You can volunteer and support this organization!
Committed to children’s education?
Through this website – pick an educational project that inspires you and donate: https://www.donorschoose.org/
Feeling strongly about Immigration Reform?
Download Duolingo! This iphone app is well reviewed for learning a second language in 5 minutes a day! – Giving you a chance to make an immigrant feel just a bit more welcome. www.duolingo.com
Global Warming at the top of your list?
Go green in your own life. Let’s not wait for the EPA to enforce it. Make changes NOW.
Interested in how to promote summer activities and education for children?
Citiparks presents a wide variety of low cost/scholarship base day camp opportunities. These include: Space station Pittsburgh, X treme Science, and Scales and Tails!
Concerned about children’s access to health insurance?
Over 8 million children rely on S-CHIP, State –Children’s Health Insurance Program. Separate than the Affordable Care Act, this program continues to meet the needs of millions of children. In the coming years, it will be up for renewal and you will need to advocate for this. In the meantime, learn about S-CHIP at http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/childrens-health-insurance-program-overview.aspx
Ready to think and maybe talk about race relations in America?
Start by watching a great documentary on Netflix. 13th.
13th is an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality.
Concerned for the importance of safety net programs?
Organize a Food Stamp Challenge. Live for one week on a budget to feed your family on SNAP funds. (about $4/day/person). http://frac.org/initiatives/snapfood-stamp-challenges/
There are so many ways that we can work together to impact the world.