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  • Kickoff Meeting of the Homestead Robotics! Class for 9-14 year olds

    Kids eagerly participated in todays first meeting of our Homestead Robotics! class for 9 to 14 year old girls and boys. Most had never before worked with robots or programming but they were able to enter and run their first programs to move their first robot creations. Our 9 to 14 year old class is full but we will offer more classes soon!

    Are you passionate about education? We are providing classes regardless of a family's financial status. Initial costs for our robotics equipment, computers, and other classroom supplies adds up to more than $8,000.00.

    Please consider making a charitable donation through ANEW (eligible as a charitable contribution deduction) to support Homestead Robotics!

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  • Successful First Meeting of Teen Homestead Robotics!

    Energetic learning and fun defined this past Tuesday's first meeting of Homestead Robotics! for high school students.

    If you're a parent, it's not to late to register your child or high school student.

    Are you passionate about education? We are providing classes regardless of a family's financial status. Initial costs for our robotics equipment, computers, and other classroom supplies adds up to more than $8,000.00.

    Please consider making a charitable donation through ANEW (eligible as a charitable contribution deduction) to support Homestead Robotics!

  • Robotics Classes Geared Towards Homestead Youth Seeks to Provide an Important Learning Opportunity

    Homestead Pennsylvania, the famous location of the Homestead Steel Strike of 1892, saw its major industry shut down with the shutdown of its steel mill 32 years ago. Scientists and technology experts in partnership with the community nonprofit ANEW have developed a robotics course to foster creativity, experimentation, and critical thinking among Homestead youth.

    Across the river from Homestead, there has been no shortage of robotics-centered classrooms and job opportunities through Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, and private corporations.  The ANEW sponsored Homestead Robotics! courses seek to empower local students while building their knowledge of key robotics concepts, methods in science and research, and teamwork. Students will be encouraged to work together to come up with unique or innovative solutions to issues that they would like to address in their communities and beyond.

    The ANEW sponsored Homestead Robotics! program is designed to serve a dual purpose for its students. First, to foster a love of learning through exploration, experimentation, and student-driven solutions. And second, to develop a sustainable community service with the aim of binging Homestead youth into the competitive robotics world. The aim is to form at least one Homestead robotics team this summer  to compete in the FIRST LEGO League.

    Diverse talents and pathways to learning are embraced in Homestead Robotics! courses. Designed to empower the students to become life long learners motivated to lead and apply their knowledge, curriculum in our robotics classroom will ensure each student fulfills their potential.  In addition to the core robotics materials, students will engage in exciting and engaging reading materials and experts from their community and surrounding communities.

    If you're a parent and live in Homestead, PA, please register your child or high school student.

    Are you passionate about education? We are providing classes regardless of a family's financial status. Initial costs for our robotics equipment, computers, and other classroom supplies adds up to more than $8,000.00.

    Please consider making a charitable donation through ANEW (eligible as a charitable contribution deduction) to support Homestead Robotics!

  • March & Vigil Against Domestic Violence (In Honor of Ka'Sandra Wade)



    Please join us in an annual march and vigil against domestic violence. Co-Sponsors ANEW Rising Women's Collective and New Voices Pittsburgh.

    When Ka'Sandra Wade was murdered by her ex one year ago, there was more attention paid by the media than for most victims of domestic violence. Her story stayed in the news because it exposed problems within police policies on responding to 911 calls for "unknown trouble." Her family and advocates for women worked tirelessly to change those policies.

    *** But since Ka'Sandra's death one year ago, 100 more women in Pennsylvania have died from domestic violence! ***

    We must all come together to stop the death of the next Ka'Sandra.

    We will be marching to join up with the "One Billion BEEN Rising for Justice Pittsburgh" event in Market Square.

    Please save the date of Friday, February 14, 2014 for a March & Vigil Against Domestic Violence.

    And, Please invite all your friends to this event!

    Help us to bring attention to this issue and to bring an end to the violence!

    WHAT: March & Vigil Against Domestic Violence (In Honor of Ka'Sandra Wade)
    WHEN: Friday, February 14, 2014, 10:00 AM
    WHERE: Pittsburgh City-County Building, 414 Grant Street., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
    RSVP: Please RSVP on Facebook here

  • First Annual Ka'Sandra Wade Remembrance Brunch

     

    Before we celebrate the New Year, please join us in a Remembrance Vigil and Brunch to honor Ka'Sandra Wade and all victims of Domestic Violence who will not be there with us to Ring in 2014... 

    ANEW Women Rising will host the Brunch. Hold the date in your calendar now and bring something to share. 

    Go to the Facebook event page to RSVP, get more information, or to help out with this event. 

    We must never forget our sister! 

    First Annual Ka'Sandra Wade Remembrance Brunch
    When: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Where: TBA
    RSVP: Facebook event page

  • Help the Westinghouse Bulldogs High Stepping Marching Band


    Repeated budget cuts have badly hurt our public schools. For the Pittsburgh Westinghouse High School–located in Homewood–among other things, it means they have lost their instrumental program and their chorus teacher and one teacher is now handling it all.

    The students are currently working hard to save their band: The Westinghouse Bulldogs High Stepping Marching Band. The marching band hasn’t had new uniforms in over 12 years. They’re wearing different parts of old uniforms. They need basic supplies like drumsticks and reeds. And, they need music lessons.

    These students are role models in their school and the keepers of their school spirit. Moreover, Westinghouse has an especially rich musical heritage. It’s alumni includes Billy Strayhorn (jazz composer, known for “Lush Life” and “Take the “A” Train”), Erroll Garner (jazz pianist and composer), Ahmad Jamal (jazz pianist), and Frank Cunimondo (jazz pianist).

    Please keep that spirit and tradition alive!

    Make a donation at the indiegogo page here.
    (All donations will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous foundation!)

    Like & Share the Facebook page here.

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