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Joseph Sabino Mistick: Life’s struggles hit single moms hard

According to a recent Pittsburgh Foundation study, “about 72% of families living below the poverty line are headed by single women raising children.” And working hard and long, which many do, does not guarantee security. A single mom can work more than 40 hours a week at multiple jobs and still not get above the federal poverty level.

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Mural Project Honors Sharpsburg Women

Back when she was a newspaper photographer – before and even after she won a Pulitzer Prize – one of Martha Rial's tasks was shooting for the publications' big community-news sections. Those were the pages that noted and celebrated the contributions of volunteers and others who made their towns better places to live.

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Welcome aboard: Pittsburgh nonprofits bring diversity to leadership

Bobbi Watt Geer Geer will become the first woman to lead the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania . This follows the recent appointment of Lisa Schroeder as the first woman to lead The Pittsburgh Foundation. Also notable in recent days was the hiring of Mark Thomas, an African-American executive from New York City, to lead the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, a key economic development organization.

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