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Sprout’s Joining the Pittsburgh My Brother’s Keeper Initiative. (You can, too.)

Sprout Update

Two Requests for Proposals Issued to Support Project

As a community, Pittsburgh is facing a staggering opportunity gap that keeps a large portion of young people of color from taking part in our city’s ongoing transformation. To reduce Pittsburgh’s opportunity gap and make our city liveable for all residents, we must take concrete steps to prepare young people of color for rewarding careers in growing fields.

Through the generous support of the Heinz Endowments, Sprout is honored to join the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County in the next phase of the ongoing My Brother’s Keeper initiative.

My Brother's Keeper

How It Will Work

Throughout the fall of 2016, community stakeholders will meet to identify needs and gaps in out-of-school educational programming and make recommendations for specific programs for youth, the training necessary to build the capacity of educators and mentors, and capital improvements necessary to better equip youth centers.

Sprout will then make grants totaling $100,000 to fund pilot projects that advance these recommendations to provide high-quality learning experiences in technology, digital literacy, and workforce readiness for young people of color during the first six months of 2017.

Throughout the entire process, a new project manager will work with My Brother’s Keeper committee members and partner organizations to create measurable objectives, create an evaluation plan, and issue an annual report to the community.

Read The Announcement in Full at sproutfund.org

Requests for Proposals

To build the team that will support this work over the next year, Sprout has issued two Requests for Proposals:

Community & Stakeholder Planning Consultant to design and lead the community and stakeholder planning process and to prepare the initial recommendations that result from these discussions.

Project Manager to provide the ongoing project management for the My Brother’s Keeper initiative and act as a liaison between and coordinator of participating organizations, including the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.

Proposals are due Friday, August 5, 2016 by 5:00 pm (EDT)

See the Full Details at sproutfund.org/mybrotherskeeper

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