Recent Full Circle Alumni

2017 Full Circle Fall Cohort

Alliance for Police Accountability, which catalyzes criminal justice reform and safer, civically-engaged communities through grassroots education & advocacy, is now building a scalable nonprofit business model that will allow APA’s impact to expand across the U.S.

The Global Switchboard, the region’s hub for global issues, is designing an innovative initiative that will bring leaders from across sectors to tackle critical global issues facing local communities in Pittsburgh that will result in a more equitable and just city.

Never Fear Being Different, a next generation media platform that attracts millions of viewers to its video content, is replacing divisive click bait with inspirational & entertaining media that sheds light on important social issues and builds a movement for more critical online engagement.

Prototype PGH, the nation’s first makerspace and maker education program that focuses on feminism and equity, is expanding their operations in Pittsburgh to accelerate the growth of a more inclusive and equitable maker movement in the region and beyond.

Ujamaa Collective, which breaks down barriers to economic success for Pittsburgh’s Africana women entrepreneurs & artisans, is launching a next generation retail operation that blends pop-up experiences and e-commerce to accelerate the businesses in their network.

2017 Full Circle Spring Cohort

Amizade, a national leader in ethical global service learning, is tackling the issue of inequitable access to life-changing global travel by piloting a program that will offer youth from the Hill District the opportunity to travel, learn & serve abroad.

Alliance for Refugee Youth Support & Education (ARYSE) has led the city’s only summer camp for Pittsburgh’s refugee & immigrant youth & now they’re gearing up to roll out year-long programming to help Pittsburgh’s refugee & immigrant youth

FOCUS Pittsburgh, a Hill District-based organization is launching an all encompassing trauma informed community development initiative that will help reveal & heal the negative effects of long-term, generational trauma of local communities.

Homewood Children’s Village, a leader in youth-focused community development, knows that it takes a village to ensure the success of a child’s future & is creating new education tech to make sure no child falls through the cracks.

Just Harvest, one of Pittsburgh’s leading voices in food justice, is working on a way to help food desert communities in the Pittsburgh region more easily identify their unique food access challenges & match them with the resources they need most.

2016 Full Circle Organizations

Smart Futures: Smart Futures is a mission-focused organization that uses technology to provide educators in Pennsylvania with online career education resources that help kids “Get Real” about who they are, where they are going, and how to get there.

Three Rivers Mothers’ Milk Bank: Provides donor human milk to neonatal intensive care unit in PA, WV and the Mid Atlantic states, which is collected and processed according to the guidelines set forth by the Human Milk Banking Association of North America.

CameroonFDP: Transforms the soccer field into a classroom for underserved kids and creates an environment for experiential education where kids can learn and grow. First developed in Cameroon, Africa and now offered in two Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

Higher Achievement Inc.: Closes the opportunity gap during the pivotal middle school years and provides a year-round after-school learning environment, caring role models and mentors, and a culture of high expectations.

Pittsburgh Musical Theater: Provides quality, affordable musical theatre to the Pittsburgh region, along with arts educational programming for kids ages 4 – 18, including a great many on scholarship. Employs and develops local talent.