The Black Political Empowerment Project and the Coalition Against Violence have received a $150,000 grant to increase their engagement of Pittsburgh communities.
B-PEP Chairman Tim Stevens says the organization has used the Pittsburgh Foundation contribution to hire Kenneth Huston as a community liaison. Stevens says Huston will work with individuals and organizations of all kinds to implement the Coalition’s goals.
Stevens says while the Coalition has previously outlined plans to decrease African-American violence and increase political interest, it has never had the resources to apply those goals to Pittsburgh.
Stevens says he doesn’t expect anyone to read the entire “Strategies for Change” document, but he does want Pittsburghers to review the segments that address them in particular. The document can be found here.