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This installment of THINK! brought together a diverse team of organizations from various sectors to help shape our discussion of poverty. Hear them talk about the issue and their mission in their own words.

ACHIEVA supports and empowers individuals with disabilities and their families. 

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 The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

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Building Community to End Poverty  Our mission is to inspire and equip Pittsburgh area families and communities to resolve poverty and thrive. We believe no one should live in poverty. Families and communities can take charge of their destinies. And if given the right tools and support, economic stability can be achieved.

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CHS believes that all people have value.  We empower individuals and families to live in stable housing, connect to community resources, build relationships, and access quality food.

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Consumer Health Coalition is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire a consumer movement to enhance opportunities for health and quality, affordable and accessible healthcare in Pennsylvania. We understand that people experience unequal starting points and social drivers which result in inequities in health. We are dedicated to the eradication of disparities in health access and outcomes through education, advocacy and awareness raising projects.

The mission of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) is to advance the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness, guiding them to be productive, empowered citizens. As a national model for addressing the educational needs of unstably-housed children and youth, HCEF leads a collaborative effort among regional partners by providing educational programs and services in Allegheny County and advocating for policy and system improvement. 

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 Just Harvest is a nonprofit organization that addresses hunger in Allegheny County at its root. We do this by leveraging public policy and programs to reduce poverty and improve community food access. 

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The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. 

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PCSI's mission is to strengthen individuals, families, and communities in Pittsburgh by bridging the gaps from poverty toward sustained prosperity!

Our mission is accomplished through advocacy, strategic collaborations, partnerships, case management directed services and innovative solutions that affect systemic change!

"We bridge the gaps!"

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.'s (VLP) mission is to provide essential housing, employment, and other supportive services to local Veterans, Service Members, and their families with the goal of improving their self-sufficiency, sustainability, and quality of life.

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The Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania (WGF) is an independent, community-based foundation whose mission is to achieve equality for women and girls, now and for generations to come.

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