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LPI Featured on Our Region’s Business

Unboxed, a recent conference organized by Leadership Pittsburgh, brought together some of the region’s most innovative minds to explore topics ranging from new ways of treating brain trauma to the lost art of breast feeding. Unboxed is the most recent program launched by Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. Aradhna Oliphant, President and CEO of Leadership Pittsburgh, is joined by two current participants, Chris Jordheim, Wealth Director with PNC Wealth Management, and Belinda Ashley, Chief United States Probation Officer, to discuss the Unboxed event and the value that Leadership Pittsburgh brings to participants and to the broader community.

Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.’s recent Unboxed Conference challenges traditional forms of Education for the “ultimate intellectual buffet”

‘Unboxed’: Leadership Pittsburgh’s seminar challenges traditional forms of education


“You might think of it as the ultimate intellectual buffet.

Leadership Pittsburgh’s inaugural Unboxed event on Friday and Saturday at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort featured 31 speakers who talked about everything from new educational games to brain research to eyeball transplants.

With the “Edges of Learning” as its main theme, many of the speakers focused on ways of improving the educational system and our ability to learn throughout our lives.”

Read the full story here: http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2014/11/18/Leadership-Pittsburgh-s-seminar-challenges-traditional-forms-of-education/stories/201411180051

LP XXXI Connections in Nepal

LP XXXI Connections in Nepal

LP XXXI alum Dwight Mathis discusses the recent earthquakes in Nepal and what he is doing to help give back through his civic engagements.


Read the Pittsburgh Business Times Article here.

Newest LPI Team Member: Nick Grimes

Newest LPI Team Member: Nick Grimes

Nick Grimes served from 2004-2011 in the United States Army on Active Duty. He served a total 27 months in combat in Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Drum, New York. Upon his discharge from the military in 2011, Nick moved with his wife and son to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. From 2011-2015 he served as the Director of the Hazelwood Meals On Wheels Program. In 2015 Nick joined Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. as the Operations Coordinator.

LDI XXII PopUp project named to the Top 10 family adventures for May in Pittsburgh

Join us Saturday, May 16th in California-Kirkbride (North Side) at Jacksonia Parklet from 11:00-2:00PM for the family-friendly event!

“This year the festival’s events are inspired by a farm-to-table food concept and a desire to address the neighborhood’s limited access to fresh produce. Two highlights of the event? Food Feud, a friendly cook-off between local celebrity chefs and neighborhood residents, and the Farm n’ Fun Kid Zone with lots of amazing activities focused on healthy eating. Look for an appearance by Daniel Tiger!”

Read more: http://www.nextpittsburgh.com/events/top-10-family-adventures-for-may-in-pittsburgh/

The Jewish Chronicle features Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.

The Jewish Chronicle features Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.

Check out this article about Leadership Pittsburgh in The Jewish Chronicle! Read about what our graduates have to say about their experience with Leadership Pittsburgh.

Read the full story here: http://thejewishchronicle.net/view/full_story/26581173/article-Leadership-Pittsburgh-gives-off-great-vibe-in-meeting-community-s-challenges?instance=this_just_in


LDI XXII presents Fresh Fest! PopUp Pittsburgh 2015

LDI XXII presents Fresh Fest! PopUp Pittsburgh 2015


Saturday, May 16th, 2015
11:00AM to 2:30PM

Join LDI XXII, a program of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc., in this year’s PopUp! Pittsburgh project, Fresh Fest! Fresh Fest will be a fun-filled afternoon of exciting entertainment and family-friendly activities in Pittsburgh’s lively Northside neighborhood, California-Kirkbride, May 16, 2015.  Based on the farm-to-table concept, Fresh Fest will be full of exciting opportunities to entertain the entire family.

You won’t want to miss one of the highlight events of the day, Food Feud!  Food Feud is going to be all out cooking competition between California-Kirkbride neighborhood residents and local celebrity chefs.

Three rounds of competition—vegetable, meat, and pre-made baked good—will pit three different celebrity chefs against three different neighborhood residents and/or teams. A panel of judges including local celebrities as well as neighborhood residents will choose the winner of each round and an overall best dish winner.

At Fresh Fest, you’ll also want to spend some family time in Farm n’ Fun, a kids zone full of hands-on activities. Included will be a make and take area where kids can create their own dish to take home or to eat right there.  And, be sure to check out the farm exploration tasting section where kids will learn about different farming practices through engaging demonstrations.

We hope that you will join us in California-Kirkbride on May 16, 2015, for Fresh Fest. Check back for more updates on celebrity chefs and other activities and collaborating partners including Northside Coalition for Fair Housing, Neighborhood Allies, The Buhl Foundation, Farm Truck Foods, and our presenting sponsor Highmark.

The LDI class is currently collecting submissions for California-Kirkbride residents to sign up as chefs or judges for Food Feud.  ContactFreshFest2015@gmail.com for more information.

PopUp! Pittsburgh 2015 is conducted in partnership with Northside Coalition for Fair Housing.

2015 Champagne Lunch recognized by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2015 Champagne Lunch recognized by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. celebrated 2015 at the annual Champagne Luncheon & Alumni Connection event with a toast to leadership. Read more here.