Hill District & Uptown residents invited to attend “Workforce Development: Harvesting the Future of the Hill District”

Free workforce development event to provide Hill District & Uptown residents with employment resources and opportunities

PITTSBURGH (October 30, 2017) – Residents of the Hill District and Uptown are invited to attend “Workforce Development: Harvesting the Future of the Hill District,” a free workforce development event, on Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Jeron X. Grayson Community Center, 1852 Enoch Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219 (Hill District).

The event is designed to help Hill District and Uptown residents who are ready and willing to learn a new trade or skill; residents who are currently unemployed or looking for a better employment opportunity; and residents who have experienced barriers that prevent them from obtaining employment.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet with union and trade representatives; attorneys who can assist with pardons/expungements; and employment program providers who will have information about their programs, requirements, application dates, and resources available to help participants meet the program requirements.

The event is free and open to residents of the Hill District and Uptown communities. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is not necessary.

The event is presented by McAuley Ministries, Pittsburgh Mercy’s grant-making foundation, in collaboration with the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), Community Kitchen Pittsburgh, Energy Innovation Center Institute, FOCUS Pittsburgh, Hill House Association, PA CareerLink, Pittsburgh A. Philip Randolph Institute, and Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh.

For more information, call 412-253-7202 or follow the hashtags #WIIFM and #FutureHarvestHD on Twitter.

About McAuley Ministries

Named in honor of Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, McAuley Ministries is the grant-making foundation of Pittsburgh Mercy. Established in 2008, McAuley Ministries serves as a catalyst for change, committing resources and working collaboratively to promote healthy, safe, and vibrant communities. Grant-making priorities include health and wellness, community and economic development, education, and capacity-building initiatives for nonprofit organizations which focus on the Hill District, Uptown, and West Oakland, communities historically served by the Sisters of Mercy. McAuley Ministries also provides support to organizations that are sponsored by and/or affiliated with the Sisters. McAuley Ministries is one the largest philanthropic foundations in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The grant-making foundation awards approximately $3 million in grants annually. Since 2008, McAuley Ministries has awarded 573 grants and community support totaling more than $24.8 million. View a list of grants awarded by year at www.mcauleyministries.org.

About Pittsburgh Mercy

Pittsburgh Mercy, a member of Trinity Health, serving in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, is one of the largest health and human service nonprofit organizations and also one of the largest employers in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh Mercy includes Bethlehem Haven, McAuley Ministries, Mercy Behavioral Health, Mercy Community Health, Mercy Intellectual Disabilities Services, Mercy Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Program, Operation Safety Net®, and Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center. Together, these Pittsburgh Mercy programs and their 1,700 employees serve more than 33,000 individuals annually at 60+ locations in Southwestern Pennsylvania. To learn more about Pittsburgh Mercy, or to make a donation in support of its important work in the community, visit www.pittsburghmercy.org.