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. 
 
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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

2016 ALCOSAN Open House
3300 Preble Avenue 
Pittsburgh, PA 15233 
Saturday, September 17
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
 
Saturday, September 17 marks the return of ALCOSAN's annual award-winning Open House event, FREE and open to the public rain or shine!  Join us for the region's largest watershed and environmental festival, featuring hands-on environmental exhibits, treatment plant and laboratory tours, microbiology and watershed life demonstrations, and educational activities for all ages!
 

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 Twice a year, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police sponsors an opportunity for members of the community to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau. The Pittsburgh Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) brings the police and the community close together in a setting that offers a sample of police training to each participant.
  • Participants receive three hours of training one evening a week for 15 weeks.
  • Participants are taught the basics of criminal law, search and seizure, patrol tactics, firearms and many other subjects.
  • Participants learn about the processing of crimes, how police canines are used and are exposed to many of the specialty police units.
The program allows participants to experience some of the highlights of the police training and are exposed to the operations of the police bureau. 
 
All this takes place in a safe and entertaining training environment. 
 
Class size is limited to 30 participants. 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 CPA application can be found at http://apps.pittsburghpa.gov/pghbop/CPA_application.pdf 
 
Please return applications by U.S. mail or hand-deliver to the Pittsburgh Police Training Academy. All Applications must be received by September 2, 2016.
THIS PROGRAM IS NOT AN ACCREDITED CERTIFICATION COURSE TO BECOME A SWORN POLICE OFFICER. 
 
Return applications by U.S. mail or hand-deliver to the Pittsburgh Police Training Academy.
All applications must be received by September 2, 2016
The next session will begin Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
The program will be held each Tuesday 6:30 pm-9:30 pm for 15 weeks.
Main location is Pittsburgh Carrick High School,125 Parkfield Street, Pgh PA 15210 
 
See attached letter and application for more info.
Applications for the Fall 2016 Civic Leadership Academy are now available!  The Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) is a FREE ten week course that offers City residents an inside look on how City departments and authorities operate. Throughout the course, 12 City departments and authorities present on their day-to-day operations, budgets, new initiatives, and upcoming projects. Residents have the opportunity to ask questions, tour facilities, and network with fellow civic-minded residents. 
 
 
 
Applications are due August 5th, and classes begin Wednesday, September 14th. Classes are held every Wednesday for 10 weeks from 6-8:30 pm downtown, as well as various locations throughout the city.     

Fundamentals of Money Management
Thursday, July 19th at 7 PM
Daniel Webb, East End Food Co-op Federal Credit Union
POWER/EEFC Conference Room
Learn the basics of money management, budgeting, establishing and restoring credit. We’ll cover important concepts, useful skills and common pitfalls, in order to help you successfully maintain a healthy financial state. Join us on your journey to fiscal responsibility.
  The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Intern Program
Applications due by April 15th at Pittsburgh’s Online Employment Center
Summer Term
June 13th to August 12th
Fall Term
September 12th to November 11th
Requirements
  • Must be a college student
  • Completed at least 45 credit hours
  • Maintain at least a 2.5 QPA
Apply at:

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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.

It is our objective to encourage campers to start early being responsible for their actions. This year we are focusing on education, keeping them “Promise Ready” during the summer months.

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 18-22 – CCAC/Allegheny Campus (Northside)
  • July 25-29 – Duquesne University
  • August 1-5 – University Of Pittsburgh

See the attached flyer and application for more information.

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