$150,000 TO THE CENTER THAT C.A.R.E.S. to support a pilot of a school Suspension Alternative Program in partnership with Pittsburgh Public Schools at the Jeron X. Grayson Center in the Hill District.The goal is to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline that disproportionately impacts students of color. Research shows that repeated school suspensions are correlated with an increased probability of incarceration.This first-of-its-kind out-of-school suspension- alternative program aims to keep students serving one- to three-day suspensions engaged academically and provide support services to prevent future suspensions. $125,000 TO HOSANNA HOUSE to support its education, youth and community services, and sup- portive housing to help individuals and families inWilkinsburg.The grant will allow Hosanna House to improve its facility and expand its operations, which include career development, medical and dental care, and food assistance. Hosanna House serves more than 35,000 people each year. $60,413 TO HEALTHY START INC. toexpanditshomevisitingand communityeducationprograms toimprovesupportformothers experiencing depression. In Pittsburgh, nearly 40 percent of the organization’s clients are dealing with that health issue, which can have far-reaching impactsontheirlives,including theabilitytocarefortheirchildren. Thisgranthelpsreducebarriers tomentalhealthcarebyoffering in-officehoursatseveral locations, andstafftrainingtoidentifyand helpmotherswithdepression.It alsosubsidizescounselingfees. $250,000 TO LAUNCH THE PITTSBURGH FOUNDATION’S SOCIAL JUSTICE FUND to support grassroots advocacy and engage activists and advocates who are addressing the root causes of poverty, rather than working to alleviate the symptoms. Grants are being made to provide general operating support for smaller organizations. Another feature of the program is rapid-response funding, by which organizations may apply for immediate support to be able to address time-sensitive or fast-breaking challenges happening in marginalized communities. The Coalition to Abolish Death by Incarceration-West, which organized the Oct. 2 Day of Action in Harrisburg, was among the first organizations awarded a Social Justice Fund grant. Programs at Hosanna House include a nine- week summer camp that emphasizes physical activity and wellness. P H OTO : T H E C O A L I T I O N TO A B O L I S H D E AT H B Y I N C A R C E R AT I O N 19