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PROGRAMS

Mission is to build leadership, increase awareness, and create collaborative opportunities that enhance the well-being of people of color and the communities that they serve.

DRESSES N DIAMONDS

Dresses n Diamonds© is a one day Summit for young girls (ages 14-18).  It is dedicated effort to engagement dialogue between our Diamonds in the Rough from the streets of Pittsburgh and the Dresses that are now part of the city’s corporate and nonprofit sectors.  Our Diamonds had dream when they were young girls wearing princess dresses.  The Dresses are determined to draw them back in declare and decree that they deserve more.  The goal is to define a new direction for them as we dive deep into the issues plaguing our African American Girls.

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LEADERSHIP ENRICHMENT SERIES 

Sessions that help emerging leaders understand and prepare for leadership roles. Topics discussed will be African American Leaders of the past and present, community service, inter-generational, diversity, financial management, mentorship, collective leadership, stress management.

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PRODUCING POLITICAL POWER 

P3 Series: Producing Political Power© is a 3 part political series. This series will help define the various levels of government, African American participating and how to help African Americans understand the implications of not being engaged civically.

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SHADOW MENTORING

A hands on mentoring program providing direct insight into leadership responsibilities.

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STREET N SUIT

Street n Suits© is a one day Summit for young men (ages 14-18). A combined effort to encourage dialogue between a gathering of young men from the streets of Pittsburgh and a group of men who represent the city’s corporate/nonprofit sectors.  Each participant will be bring to the table a diverse perspective aimed toward issues that plague the African-American community. 

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“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Winston Churchill