Community Calendar 3-4-15

WOC Political Luncheon
MARCH 5—New Voices Pittsburgh will host its Women of Color Political Luncheon at 12 p.m. at the Kaufmann Center, 1825 Centre Ave., Hill District. This is part of NVP’s 2015 Women of Color HERStory Month. Guest speaker Jamilah Lemieux, senior digital editor of Ebony Magazine, will speak on the theme “Black Women, Feminism & Reproductive Justice.” Reservations are required. For more information, call 412-363-4500 or email
Desserts of Shadyside
MARCH 7—Shadyside Dems, the Democratic Committee for the 7th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh will host its Primary Election fundraiser, The Desserts of Shadyside at 6 p.m. at 6101 Fifth Ave., Shadyside. The event will feature tastings of desserts from local restaurants, pastry chefs and local foodies. For more information, call 412-363-4069 or visit
Tutoring Training
MARCH 10—OASIS will host its Tutoring Training Session from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Macy’s, Forbes Room, 11th floor, 400 Fifth Ave., Downtown. This training is for mature adults 50 and over who are interested in helping neighborhood children learn to read. Training is free, and all materials and supplies will be provided. There will also be a session on March 12. For more information, call John Sephar at 412-232-2021.
Job Fair
MARCH 10—Pittsburgh Public Schools will host a Community Job Fair from 4-7 p.m. at the Hill House Kaufmann Center, 1825 Centre Ave., Hill District. Interested individuals will be able to discuss job opportunities with hiring managers, get résumé writing tips and receive support with the online application process. For more information, call 412-529-4357.
Community Forum
MARCH 11—The Community College of Allegheny County and Black Women for Positive Change will host its “Defending Individuals, Families and Communities—Our Lives Matter” Community Forum from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the CCAC Allegheny Campus, Foerster Student Service Center, 808 Ridge Ave., North Shore. Invited guest speakers will discuss issues relating to violence, anger management and community involvement. Registration is requested. For more information, call 202-347-5566.
Career Development/Computer Classes
MARCH 11—Pennsylvania Women Work will host Free Career Development and Computer Classes at the Homewood YWCA, 6907 Frankstown Ave., Homewood. This is a five-week course that will give individuals the tools needed to get back into the workforce. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-742-4364.
Homebuyer Workshop
MARCH 14—Community Empowerment Association and Neighborworks of Western Pa will host its Homebuyers Education Workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at CEA, 7120 Kelly St., Homewood. The workshop is part of the Community Benefits Workshop Series. Attendees will learn everything from credit to closing a housing transaction from certified instructors. Registration is required and space is limited. For more information, call 412-371-3689 ext. 19.
NEED Dinner
MARCH 19—NEED will host its 52nd Annual Scholarship Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Hotel, 600 Commonwealth Place, Downtown. Local high school students will be presented with various scholarships. A reception will take place at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Amanda Bretthole at 412-566-7392 or email
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