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BRINGING GREATER CHANGE

Read about how our member organizations have leveraged the Collaborative to engage in meaningful partnerships, increase their own capacity, and bring about greater change in their communities!

How to Market Voting to Your Constituents

How to Market Voting to Your Constituents

On Thursday, August 25, the Jefferson Community Collaborative hosted a panel of speakers who shared tips and tricks to engage constituents and community members around nonpartisan voter engagement. Through their own experiences, they explained what grassroots...

Jefferson Votes Mini-Grants and How To Get Started

Jefferson Votes Mini-Grants and How To Get Started

To support the Jefferson Votes Initiative, the Jefferson Regional Foundation in conjunction with the Voter Engagement Task Force of the Civic and Policy Engagement Action Team, has created a one-stop-shop webpage of information around voting in Pennsylvania, a toolkit...

Jefferson Votes Toolkit Now Available!

Jefferson Votes Toolkit Now Available!

The Jefferson Votes Toolkit is an essential element of the nonpartisan initiative created by the Jefferson Regional Foundation and the 100+ member strong Jefferson Community Collaborative. The Jefferson Collaborative is excited to provide targeted,...

New Jefferson Votes Initiative Has Launched!

New Jefferson Votes Initiative Has Launched!

Jefferson Votes is a nonpartisan initiative of the Jefferson Regional Foundation and the 100+ member strong, Jefferson Community Collaborative. This voter engagement initiative is designed and led by the Collaborative’s very own Civic and Policy Engagement Action Team...

Contributing to Community – Welcoming Neighbor Alliance

Contributing to Community – Welcoming Neighbor Alliance

In response to ongoing rumors and disinformation around immigrants and refugees in the community, Paula Kelly, Director of Whitehall Library, worked with South Hills Interfaith Movement, Literacy Pittsburgh and the Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh to...

Civic Engagement in the Time of Coronavirus

Civic Engagement in the Time of Coronavirus

The Jefferson Counts 2020 Census Campaign was first launched in February of 2019 with early support from the Foundation Grants Committee and the Collaborative Vision Council and with the understanding that an accurate Census Count would ensure essential resources,...

Supporting Strong Executive Leadership in the Jefferson Area

Supporting Strong Executive Leadership in the Jefferson Area

Supporting the leaders of local nonprofits is always crucial but has been especially important since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, as leaders are navigating rapid change and adjusting to new and emerging community needs. Funded through a grant from Jefferson...

Connecting Jefferson Youth Providers

Connecting Jefferson Youth Providers

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted the lives and patterns of youth and their families, particularly those facing low-income status. Local Out-of-School Time Providers who provide childcare, learning support, and other essential services have been tasked...

The Value of Collaboration – Highlighting Mental Health First Aid

The Value of Collaboration – Highlighting Mental Health First Aid

Mental and Behavioral Health is a key priority area for the Jefferson Community Collaborative. The idea of a mental health first aid program was also the product of the Collaborative. The program, which was seeded with grant from the Jefferson Regional Foundation,...

The Jefferson Community Collaborative – An Origin Story

The Jefferson Community Collaborative – An Origin Story

On a day in March, leaders and staff from community service organizations gathered to listen, learn and discuss ways to improve the quality of life in Pittsburgh’s South Hills and lower Mon Valley communities. They explored, for example, a Community College of...

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