The Power to Do Great Things
PITTSBURGH, NOV. 1, 2021- Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh, a joint program of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments, has awarded 127 grants totaling $836,450 in the initiative’s 2021 grant-making cycle, including $440,000 in operating support for individual artists and art programs.
Since its 2010 inception, True T has transformed its mission and service to LGBTQ+ Pittsburghers. True T began as an organization of celebration and entertainment and now serves as a community hub also providing health and safety resources for LGBTQ+ individuals queer arts and activism.
If anyone asked kindergartener Chloe Stanczak what she wanted to be when she grew up, the answer would have been a teacher. From the time she was five years old, Stanczak knew becoming a teacher was her career goal.
“My dad was a teacher, so it was always a strong passion for me. I just knew that’s what I wanted to do with my life,” said Stanczak.
Kyanna Williams Pate’s life goals include working as a physician to increase health care access for those who otherwise would not have that benefit. Williams Pate has worked tirelessly to reach this goal with help from The Pittsburgh Foundation’s scholarship program.
Smallwood is a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker based in Pittsburgh.