Pittsburgh Works Together Supports Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Community Assistance Programs

September 18, 2020 | Pittsburgh Works Together

(Pittsburgh, PA) – Pittsburgh Works Together, a coalition of labor, business, economic development and workforce development organizations has provided the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh a $15,000.00 donation to help provide critical services to those most in need this holiday season.

Among the Urban League’s many services and initiatives are housing assistance and family support services two areas of increasing need as the pandemic continues to take its toll both medically and economically.

Urban League President & CEO Esther L. Bush recognized the ongoing collaboration between the two organizations, stating, “Pittsburgh Works Together continues to demonstrate a serious commitment to building an economically whole and healthy community - from helping connect qualified candidates with apprenticeship opportunities to this very thoughtful monetary support of essential Urban League programs and services. “

Pittsburgh Works Executive Director Jeff Nobers said many members of the coalition have working relationships with the Urban League and great respect for the work they do.

“The Urban League and its leadership and staff have an exemplary record of community and individual programs and services creating positive outcomes,” said Nobers. “The members of Pittsburgh Works recognize this and believe it is part of our founding principles to not only seek economic growth and opportunity for all business segments and individuals, but also to help provide some relief and hope for those who are disproportionally bearing the brunt of the pandemic.”

About Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh: Ranked for the past fifteen years as one of the nation's highest-performing affiliates, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh was founded in 1918 with the shared National Urban League mission of enabling African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity and power, and civil rights. Helping more than 20,000 individuals of all races and walks of life last year alone, the Pittsburgh Urban League helps others to help themselves through extracurricular educational opportunities, health advocacy, housing counseling, parental education and support for early childhood and youth development, hunger prevention services, sustainable wage career preparation, and other programs that lead to improved ability to achieve economic empowerment and self-reliance. For more information, visit www.ulpgh.org

About Pittsburgh Works Together: Pittsburgh Works Together knows that we need an economy that works for everybody. Created after meetings of union leaders and officials from the manufacturing, steel, energy and workforce development sectors, our organization is committed to working with leaders of tomorrow’s industries by reminding them that without everybody, there is no New Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Works Together is committed to creating an inclusive vision of economic progress that embraces and respects both traditional legacy industries and emerging ones, while honoring the diversity of cultures and traditions inherent to each and ensuring a sustainable environment. We seek a Pittsburgh and a region in which the lines between the “old” and “new” economy are erased and respect is shown for our work ethic and dedication to community while building a future for all.

Contacts: Victoria Goins - Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh - vgoins@ulpgh.org - /412-227-4210

Jeff Nobers - Pittsburgh Works - jeff@pghworks.com - 412-977-1263

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