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Pittsburgh Police Youth Programs Unit 
 
The Cops & Kids Summer Camp represents a unique experience for Pittsburgh area youth to understand and explore all aspects of policing and public safety. 
 
For one week, campers will experience positive interactions with police officers. The curriculum is designed to enhance your child’s knowledge of public safety, as well as, reinforcing positive decision-making. 
 
The objective is to encourage campers to start early being responsible for their actions.
 
The goal of Cops & Kids is to help build self esteem, self awareness, and a better understanding what it takes to become a good citizen. 
 
The Camp Sessions will be held:
  • July 10-14 – Duquesne University
  • July 17-21 – CCAC, Allegheny Campus
  • August 7-11 – Chatham University
See the attached flyer/application for more information.
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Impactful Innovation 
This year, the City of Pittsburgh is launching the 412 Food Rescue Challenge. They are teaming up with 412 Food Rescue to help save 15,000 pounds of healthy food during Inclusive Innovation Week.
The Mayor, City Council, The Department of Public Works and Public Safety are all on board to do food rescues. They want you to do a rescue, too!
Recipe For Success:
  1. Click here to watch The Video (38 seconds)
  2. Download The 412 Food Rescue Mobile App
  3. Do a Food Rescue!
  4. Tag a Friend or Organization on Social Media to do The 412 Food Rescue Challenge
  5. Use Hashtag #WeInnovatePgh
You can also check out the 412 Food Rescue Organization at
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The Fraternal Order of Police Caring Cops Easter Project is up and running again.  They are collecting candy donations at Zone 4 station.  The donated candy will be collected to make up treat bags and those bags will be donated to children at Mercy Hospital, Children's Hospital and The Women's Shelter. 
 
This project has been successful thanks to the donations from police officers and members of the community.  For those of you who would like to donate candy there is a collection box at Zone 4 station at 5858 Northumberland St, 15217.  Or contact any of the Zone 4 Community Resource Officers at (412) 422-6559.

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Oakland Town Hall
Meet OPDC staff and board members, ask questions about their programs and
services and connect with other neighbors. This is the first of four quarterly
town halls OPDC will host this year, each focused on a different theme.
Theme: Development and Transportation Planning
  • Get updates on the City of Pittsburgh’s Bus Rapid Transit Project
  • Brush up on your role in the institutional master planning process as we prepare for Pitt’s upcoming master plan renewal
Wednesday, March 22, 6pm
Oakland Career Center
294 Semple Street 
Childcare and refreshmentswill be provided. Please RSVP if you plan to use the childcare.
See the flyer for more info.
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Savoy Restaurant at 2623 Penn Avenue is hosting a Black History Month Community Leadership Awards Event Thursday, February 23nd from 5:00 – 7:00pm to honor the five Black Elected Officials of PBEOC – Rep. Jake Wheatley,  Rep. Ed Gainey, Councilman Lavelle, Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess, and County Councilman Dewitt Walton.
Admission is free.  There will be light Hors D'oeuvres and a cash bar.  This is a Gary White Signature Event.  You may click HERE for event flyer.     

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Mayor William Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Innovation & Performance, the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, the Housing Authority, and the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority today announced the opening application period for the second cycle of the PGH Lab program. 
 
PGH Lab is a program designed to connect local startup companies with the City of Pittsburgh to explore new ways to use technology and new services to make local government more efficient, transparent, sustainable and inclusive. The program gives the companies an opportunity to beta test their products and gain valuable feedback. During the pilot period startups will be connected with a “city champion” that will guide them through the 3- 4-month pilot period. 
 

The link below is a news story for information about a recent telephone scam.  Please feel free to share with family, friends and members of your community groups or organizations. 
 
If you receive a phone call from someone asking “can you hear me,” hang up. You’re a potential victim in the latest scam circulating around the U.S. 
 
The police are now warning about the scheme, which also sparked warnings by Pennsylvania authorities late last year. The “can you hear me” con is actually a variation on earlier scams aimed at getting the victim to say the word “yes”, or "OK" or similar answer in a phone conversation. That affirmative response is recorded by the fraudster and used to authorize unwanted charges on a phone or utility bill or on a purloined credit card. 
 
The recommendation is to not answer unknown calls, and let them go to voicemail or an answering machine.  See the news report for more info and recommendations.
Oakwatch : The Oakland Code Enforcement Project
Third Wednesdays
February 15, Noon, St. Regis Church Social Hall, 3235 Parkview Avenue
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.
 
Green Team : Putting the “oak” back in Oakland
Third Thursdays
February 16, 6pm, Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St, Pgh, PA 15213.
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.
 
Oakwatch : The Oakland Code Enforcement Project
Third Wednesdays (alternating meeting times at Noon and 6pm)
January 18, 6pm at the Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St, Pgh, PA 15213
NOTE: Evening meetings now on odd numbered months and daytime meetings now on even numbered months.
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.
 
​​Green Team : Putting the “oak” back in Oakland
Third Thursdays
​January 19, 6pm at the Oakland Career Center, 294 Semple St, Pgh, PA 15213
Check the webpage for further details and any last minute changes.