ORGANIZATION: MGR (Marilyn G. Rabb) Foundation
CONTACT NAME/TITLE: Meredith Hoppe, Program Director
ADDRESS: 145 44th Street
CITY: Pittsburgh STATE: PA ZIP: 15201
PHONE:773-496-4309 EMAIL: Meredith@mgrf.org
Social Justice Issue Area: _x__Peace and Human Rights ___ LGBT rights
__x_Woman, Youth, and Families ___Racial Justice ___Environmental Justice
___ Economic Justice ___ Disability Rights ___Other
Two projects that we have in mind are listed below (50 words max):
1. Tolerance Toolkit: Students will help plan and lead teacher and community member trainings about Tolerance using curriculum and resources created by a group of students from MGR’s Tolerance Toolkit Program based in Lawrenceville. The Tolerance Toolkit seeks to eliminate barriers and challenge Pittsburghers to raise their tolerance levels, open their hearts, and accept people as people. Through a project that involves sharing stories and understanding similar struggles, our communities will learn that we are not so different after all.
2. Shuman Detention Center: Students will use audio recordings and visual art created by residents at Shuman to initiate a story exchange with other students across Pittsburgh Public Schools (audio recordings will be exchanged back and forth between the two groups of young people and their peers) in order to promote awareness and understanding for juvenile delinquents, along with providing inspiration and messages of hope and positive choices for the future.
The maximum number of students that can work on these projects are __12__.