b'THE PITTSBURGHREPORT TO THE FOUNDATIONCOMMUNITY STANDING 1 LOCALIZE UNITED 2 STRENGTHEN 3 GET YOUNGNATIONS SUSTAINABLETHE FORCES THAT PEOPLE INVOLVED AGAINST DEVELOPMENT GOALSCOUNTER THE HATE The vaccine that will inoculate A partnership of CarnegieThe nonprofit sector plays HATE Mellon University, the City ofacritical role in meeting basiccommunities from futuresPittsburgh and our Foundationneeds and in courageouslypoisoned with hate-filledIn the months since is embracing United Nationsaddressing structural andviolence is developed bythe Tree of Life Sustainable Developmentinstitutional racism and bigotryengaging young people in shootings, the Goal16, to achieve in our regionin all its toxic forms. Wevebuilding a community grounded Foundation has beena just, peaceful and inclusivecreated a Social Justice Fundin racial justice and an economy working with a range societyfree of violence andwith the goal of empoweringopen to all. Change Agents of organizations. fear. Our contribution comescommunity members on theinEducation: Youth and Three major areas of through the 100 Percentfront lines of the struggle toSocial Justice, a program were focus haveemerged: Pittsburgh organizing principlechallenge systems and policiescontinuing this fall, will train weve developed, which com- that perpetuate race-based,young people in human- mits much of our grantmakingeconomic inequity.centered design methods to providing new opportunitiesand then support these young for those left out of a revitalizedpeople in social justice projects economy. And weve adoptedthey develop. This years theme values specifically for that work:is Protecting Our Democracy: courage, voice and racialequity.Understanding the First Amendment.The Change Agents in Education: Youth and Social Justice program is one of the lynchpins in local follow-ups to two First Amendment conferences presented by The Pittsburgh Foundation last year.At right, Westinghouse High School studentsand faculty meet ina LUMA Instituteconference room in2016, in a version of the Change Agents program dealing with race and public perceptionsof theirschool.7'