01/06 2018

Live From The Field

Citizen's Police Academy 

Twice a year, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police sponsors an opportunity for High School students in the Pittsburgh community to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau. All interested persons must complete an application and give permission for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to conduct a background check to determine if they have a criminal record. 
The next CPA session will begin Tuesday, February 6, 2018
All CPA applications must be received by February 2, 2018. 
Student Police Academy
Likewise twice a year, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police sponsors an opportunity for High School students in the Pittsburgh community to also become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau. The Pittsburgh Student’s Police Academy (SPA) brings the police and Pittsburgh’s high school community closer together in a setting that offers a sample of police training to each participant. 
The next SPA session will begin Wednesday, March 14, 2018.
All SPA applications must be received by Friday, March 9, 2018. 
For more information, check out the original City website posting at


 The Heinz History Center is hosting a RADical Day on Sunday, Sept. 24. Enjoy free admission to the Heinz History Center as part of RADical Days, sponsored by RAD – Allegheny Regional Asset District.
RADical Days is an annual event celebrating the assets with free admission, musical and dance performances, and family activities offered by arts and culture organizations, parks and recreation, and sports and regional attractions that are funded by RAD.
For more information on RADical Days (September 22 through October 15) and to see a list of other participating organizations please visit the RAD website.
The Fort Pitt Museum RADical day is Sunday, Oct. 1.
2 p.m. – South Hills Chorale
2:30 p.m. – Pittsburgh Youth Chorus
3 p.m. – Allegheny Brass Band  


Volunteer Opportunities
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) 
The City is looking for a minimum of 10 Oakland residents to train as Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members.  The classes are about a 16 hour commitment, that can either split it into 1 evening a week for 2 hours or 2 full Saturdays. The choice will be up to the group. 
CERT is a training program that allows civilians and government employees to take the necessary steps in an emergency to save lives. During emergencies citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the medical emergencies by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective. CERTs are not intended to replace a community's response capability, but rather, to serve as an important supplement to it during emergencies when government response capabilities are spread thin. 


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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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Saturday, February 18th at 1:00 PM
Danielle Marvit, Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery
POWER/EEFC Conference Room 
Garden Dreams head farmer Danielle Marvit will provide tips on selecting seed varieties and discuss how to properly germinate, pot up, feed, and harden off homegrown seedlings. Please bring seeds to swap! 
To RSVP for this event, please call 412.242.3598.    


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Pitt's Oakland Bakery & Market are considering having more grocery store components. Their ultimate goal is for it to become somewhat like a food co-op, but more ingrained. 
They want to know about residents' interests and concerns about having this kind of store available in Oakland.
Join the conversation by filling out the online survey at:
Please pass on to any neighbors either by email or sharing a copy of the survey attached. 
On Facebook:


Come to the Pittsburgh Farm Crew Potluck to enjoy FREE food, FREE discussion & a skillshare on aquaponics led by the University of Pittsburgh Aquaponics Club. In conjunction with Grow Pittsburgh, Repair the World: Pittsburgh is excited to host this evening of discovery and delight! 
For anyone unfamiliar with it, Aquaponics is a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic animals supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purify the water.  Thanks to its automatic recirculating system, aquaponics does not require much monitoring or measuring.
RSVP encouraged: http://bit.ly/2eI4ueN   

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National Financial Goal Day Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:45 to 7:45 pm
Squirrel Away Some Acorns!
And save for your financial future. 
Oakland Career Center
294 Semple Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 
Join a fall harvest-themed celebration of National Financial Goal Day.
Enjoy a delicious DINNER and DESSERT.
Play some fun financial games and win PRIZES.
Childcare with FUN activities for your children (ages 4-11).
Enter for a big end-of-the-evening RAFFLE and $100 prize! 
See attached flyer for more info and to RSVP! 

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Join Superintendent Hamlet for his Look, Listen and Learn Tour!  Please attend one of nine listening sessions to share your thoughts on the District’s strengths and areas for improvement. Themes from the listening sessions will be shared at the November 2nd Education Committee Meeting and will help lay the foundation for the District’s 5-year strategic plan. 
To review the 90-day plan, please visit www.pps.k12.pa.us/90dayplan