Organizations Involved in Youth Leading Change

Thank you to all of our Change-Making Organizations for making this event possible!

Click on the links below to see each organization’s Mission and ideas that they have in mind for your service projects.

Peace and Human Rights
Amizade, Ryan Gayman
-other issues (Women, Youth & Families, Environmental Justice)
Global Links, Jennifer Novelli Community Outreach Manager
-other issues (Women, Youth, and Families/Environmental Justice)
MGR (Marilyn G. Rabb) Foundation, Meredith Hoppe, Program Director
-other issues (Women, Youth, & Children)
New Voices Pittsburgh: Women of Color for Reproductive Justice , La’Tasha D. Mayes, Founder and Executive Director
-other issues (Women,Youth, & Families, Environmental Justice, Racial Justice)  
Penn State Extension, Brack  Barr -4-H Extension Educator
-other issues (Woman, Youth & Families, Environmental Justice, Racial Justice)
Solidarity in the City, Gregg Dietz

Women, Youth, & Families
Catholic Charities Diocese of Pittsburgh
Holocaust Project:  Born to Remember,  Debbie Maier Jacknin
-other issues (Peace and Human Rights, Bullying and Decision Making, Racial Justice)
Millvale Community Library
-other issues (Environmental Justice and Economic Justice)
Youth Media Advocacy Project, Heather Harr, Dr. Jennifer Snyder-Duch, Dr. Jim Kelly – Co-
-other issues (Media Justice; Education Reform)
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh
-other issues (Peace and Human Rights, Racial and Economic Justice)

LGBTQ Rights
Gay, Lesbian, Straight Edcuation Network (GLSEN), Vanessa Davis/ Secretary

Disability Rights
-other issues (Equal Opportunities)

Racial Justice
Youth Empowerment Summit Council, Renee Wilson
-other issues (Economic Justice)

Environmental Justice   
Clean Water Action
Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP), Lara Nagle/ SCA Fellow with GASP
GTECH Strategies, Claire Miziolek, Education + Outreach Programs Manager
-other issues (Economic Justice)
Hazelwood Community Farms, Matt Nedludd
Jefferson Awards for Public Service Youth Service Challenge, Dana Rescinti
Shadbush Environmental Justice Collective
Tree Pittsburgh, Caitlin Lenahan

Economic Justice
Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank
Homeless Children’s Education Fund, Susy Robison, Manager of Outreach and Volunteer Services
-other issues (Racial/Peace and Human Rights)
ONE Nation Youth Education and Leadership/Regional Equity Monitoring Project, Sister IAsia Eybers

Other issue areas
The Conscience Group Corporation, David Adams/ Marie Blair   (illicit drug importation and distribution awareness and education)
Integrated Resource Management, Tracy Baulding (Mock Elections)
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, Amiena Mahsoob / Deputy Director of Education Programs; Carly Reed / Program Officer   (International Education Issues)