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Aid for Pittsburgh Region Artists During Pandemic

The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council Emergency Fund is now offering emergency aid for artists during this time of need. Until further notice, artists who live in the nine-county region may apply for up to $500 in assistance. Aid is available to those whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by COVID-19 or other emergencies.

All applicants ware being placed on a waiting list and reviewed in the order their applications are received. Funds will be distributed based on availability. The contact address for questions and concerns is effa@pittsburghartscouncil.org.

The organization also continues to request donations for the Emergency Fund for Artists. Click here to offer a doantion directly to the fund to support the region’s artists during this critical time.

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Student Denied Diploma for Wearing Mexican Flag to his Graduation Ceremony

A North Carolina High School failed to present Ever Lopez with his diploma after he draped a Mexican flag over his graduation gown at the ceremony on June 3rd. Asheboro School District held their graduation ceremony last week to honor the class of 2021. However, not every student received the diploma that they had worked…

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Fiesta Del Sol: Help Casa San Jose Fund Immigrant Support Programs

The third annual Fiesta del Sol is just under two weeks away. Casa San Jose will be hosting a virtual event to raise money for their numerous community programs.

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¡SABOR! Latin Festival Returns to Bethlehem, PA June 25-26

ArtsQuest is proud to present this two-day festival full of music, food and family fun The ¡Sabor! Latin Festival celebration is returning to Bethlehem, PA on Fri., June 25 and Sat., June 26, 2021. Experience two days of sizzling music, food and fun celebrating the region’s Hispanic culture. The festivities kick off on Fri., June 25 with…

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Homebuyer Assistance Program in Western Pa. Removes a Common Barrier to Homeownership

NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania is partnering with Pennsylvania Home Lending Collaborative and Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Berks, a fellow NeighborWorks America network member, to bring a loan program to the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania offers a new down-payment and closing-cost assistance program for homebuyers. The loan program makes homeownership more accessible to low-…

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What to Know Before You Buy a Home – PHDC Webinar

Are you thinking of buying a home, but don’t know where to start? Join the PHDC for a 90-minute workshop to see how close you are to your goal. During the virtual class, you’ll learn about the types of mortgage loans and costs, how much money you really need at closing, and the ways housing…

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Run Across Guatemala 5k Run/Walk Planned for April

For years the Guatemala Mission Group at St. Richard Church in Gibsonia, PA has been dedicated to supporting the Centro Nutricional y Hogar de los Niños orphanage in Patzún, Guatemala. Breakfast Sundays and the April 5k run had been a major source of fundraising in prior years until they had to be cut back due…

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