We are a network of 90+ community-serving organizations who are committed to bringing together change-makers to positively impact the health & vitality of communities south of Pittsburgh.
To create agile, healthy, and sustainable communities for diverse populations throughout the Jefferson region while:
o Serving as an incubator for powerful ideas and promising practices
o Improving the capacity of community-serving organizations
o Facilitating group action on community aspirations
Our Current Priorities
o Behavioral Health
o Family & Resident Engagement
o Workforce Development
Interested in becoming a Jefferson Community Collaborative Member? Please download this Membership Application Form to apply, or contact Colleen Cadman at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
MEMBER MEETINGS are convened throughout the year (September, November, January, March, and June) and focus on advancing priority issues, capacity building opportunities, resource and data sharing, and networking opportunities.
November Collaborative Meeting: Census Training for Jefferson Orgs
Save the Date: Thursday, January 30th from 9-11am, @Salvatore’s Events (5001 Curry Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15236). The meeting will include structured networking opportunities.
Registration TBA shortly!
2019-2020 Capacity Building Opportunities
A strong and skilled nonprofit workforce is crucial to the health of our local organizations, our communities, and our Jefferson Community Collaborative! Furthering our Workforce Development priority, the Collaborative will host a “Burning for Learning” Collaborative Capacity Series! featuring skill development trainings in addition to our regular meetings over the next year. Click here to learn more and register for upcoming training opportunities!
Resources from Previous Meetings
- Jefferson Counts – 2020 Census Resources
- Jefferson Community Data: Demographic Trends & Mapping
- Updated Elected Officials List, Jefferson Directory April 2019
- Census 2020 Overview
- Partner4Work Workforce Presentation
- Update on the Route 51 Corridor Transportation Alternatives Project
Eat and Educate Series
A lunch series focused on resource sharing and system navigation, targeted towards frontline workers. Meetings focus on specific topics and bring in speakers from a variety of sectors throughout the year. Topics for the 2019 Calendar Year include Self Care, Financial Wellness Resources for Families, and Career Connections for the Unemployed.
Next Meeting: Thursday, November 21st on Food Insecurity & the Holidays
Details: 12:00 – 1:30 pm @ Southland Olive Garden
Team Leaders: Tamera Stafford, Gwen’s Girls; Jim Barry, Boys and Girls Club of Western PA
Jefferson Area Census Leadership Team
This group of leaders from across the Jefferson Area is devoted to developing a local outreach plan to promote Census participation in South Hills & lower Mon Valley communities.
Contact: Colleen Cadman, Jefferson Regional Foundation
Workforce Development Team
This team coordinates localized workforce initiatives and strategy with key workforce organizations in the Jefferson Area
Team Leader: Sarah Welch, Jewish Family & Community Services Career Development Center
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a free public education program in which participants attend an eight-hour course with certified trainers to increase their knowledge around common mental health challenges, become equipped to offer assistance, and reduce stigma. Thirteen certified trainers from the Jefferson area have educated more than 600 community members on MHFA.
If you are interested in joining our core group of local trainers, hosting a training at your organization, or attending a training session, please let us know!
Contact: Barb Saunders, Allegheny Health Choices, Inc.
Our monthly e-newsletters include meeting information and updates, Collaborative Member Spotlights, advocacy resources, and community announcements and news. Check out our past newsletters here. Email Colleen Cadman to be adding to our mailing list.
A resource guide that includes contact information for qualified service providers in the Jefferson Region, organized by service area and designed to assist service providers with referrals and networking.
A yearly gathering of leaders from around the region focusing on networking and capacity building. The 2018 Jefferson Forum was held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Click here for highlights and pictures.
Local data compiled by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Social and Urban Research, organized by community and available for use by all members of the Collaborative.
For More Information
If you are interested in your organization becoming an active Collaborative member, please contact