Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders Reception

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PNC Park, 115 Federal St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212

FSF amplifies the impact of philanthropic and investment communities in support of just and sustainable food and agriculture systems, and the SAFSF Forum is the only national gathering for and by funders supporting just and sustainable food systems change. The Forum challenges participants to understand the need for grantmakers and investors to take on risks in order to co-create more resilient, sustainable, and equitable food systems—and at the same time, provides space to cultivate connections with peers so that no one organization is going it alone. The three-day Forum offers many opportunities for peer learning, networking, and collaboration. Plenary and workshop sessions and themed dinners allow funders to learn from each other as well as leaders in the field. Day-long site visits encourage participants to learn from work happening in the region and identify themes that might inform their own work once they return home. A full funders-only day provides space for deeper-dive peer engagement around topics of interest. And because the Forum theme and agenda is developed by and for funders who are working on a variety of issues, approaches, and geographies, attendees will leave with inspiration, strategies, and connections for impactful engagement related to their own work within the food system.

Jada House 5th Anniversary Celebration

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PBF Union Hall, 120 Flowers Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15207

Our Story I try to do something different with these kids, because they need to see something different; they need to see something outside of the norm.

—Terri Shields, Executive Director of JADA House International

Born and raised in Hazelwood, Terri Shields has dedicated her life to creating a brighter future for the neighborhood. After a brief run in with the law as a teenager, Terri wanted to change her life for the better and make a difference in her community. However, her path to becoming a social worker was not easy. While in college, Terri also worked multiple jobs while raising three kids and eventually battling Lupus. However, she persisted. After completing her studies, Terri established JADA House International, a faith-based nonprofit that provides a space for people of all ages to discuss their social and spiritual challenges. Together, they eat, share, heal, and learn, as Terri fervently works to improve the wellbeing of her community.

Box Lunch Revue

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Cherry Lane Courtyard, York, PA

The Box Lunch Revue concert series returns to Cherry Lane in downtown York on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Enjoy FREE musical entertainment in Downtown York’s Cherry Lane (near Central Market House) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. During the month of May, concerts will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and primarily feature York County school bands. During June, July, and August, concerts will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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We're traveling back to Jodie and Kevin's barn! Details to be announced when we have them but we're scheduled to play!

Deuschtown

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Armory Studios, 509 Tripoli Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

The 7th Annual Deutschtown Music Festival will take place on Pittsburgh’s NorthSide on Friday and Saturday, July 12th and 13th. The award-winning, free, two-day festival has become one the most significant local music events of the year. With over 300 bands, seven outdoor stages, and 26 indoor venues, the festival has a little of something for everybody. Friday night features music both outside and in existing clubs and venues while Saturday is a full-day event taking place across multiple outdoor and indoor stages. Three main stages are featured during the day, one in Allegheny Commons Park, the second on a closed-off block of Foreland Ave, and the third, our Skyline Stage, right outside the Sue Murray pool with an amazing view of downtown. A beer garden will exist in a closed-off portion of the city-owned parking lot next to the main stage and Foreland Street. Family-friendly programming is featured during the daytime, with over 20 food trucks, children’s activities, an artists’ market, and other activities to supplement the music. Throughout the day and night, two free shuttles with multiple stops in the NorthSide and NorthShore will be available for the over 20,000 people that are expected to attend. Numerous bars and clubs will participate throughout the night, allowing one to visit many different venues within a short walking distance.

Sneakerball

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August Wilson Cultural Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

1Nation Mentoring has served inner city youth in the Greater Pittsburgh Area over the past five years. This summer, we’re aiming to raise funds to support programming and operations for the 2019-2020 school year and beyond. On Saturday, July 13th, 2019, we will be hosting the 2nd Annual “Take A Walk In Our Shoes” Sneaker Ball at the Pittsburgh Opera House in Pittsburgh's Historic Strip Distritc. Last years event, sponsored by The Heinz Endowments, Neighborhood Allies, Urban Academy, Saint Vincent College, The Mentoring Partnership, and McCauley Ministries brought out over 200 guests as we set out to raise funds for the 2018-2019 school year. The event not only served as a fundraiser, but also as a networking opportunity for many like minded individuals from near and far. Aside from the funds that were raised, we were also successful in heightening awareness surrounding our organization. Not to mention, setting the standard for a yearly event and supporting a great cause that everyone can look forward to for years to come. Kings put on your suit or a tux, Queens put on a gown or a dress but EVERYONE PUT ON YOUR TENNIS SHOES and “Take A Walk” in the shoes of our youth!!! This event will be nothing less than Amazing and we want YOU there!!!

Jazz on the Steps

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Carnegie Library Homewood steps, 7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Bring your chairs, snacks and enjoy a line-up from some of Pittsburgh’s most distinguished jazz musicians, singers and artists outside the library. Call the library 412-731-3080 for the schedule of Jazz Artists featured in concert.

https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/the-jazz-on-the-steps-series-brings-live-music-to-homewood-residents/Content?oid=1837141

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