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Global Wordsmiths help with translation troubles

“Justina Moktan was born in Singapore and raised by her Nepalese parents to speak both Nepali and English. Now, as an intern at Global Wordsmiths, she helps bridge the gap between the two languages. Moktan — a sophomore finance and marketing major — is able to do this through her work at Global Wordsmiths, an […]

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Publish Date: 02-05-2018

News Outlet: The Pitt News

Author: Sandra Balatkova

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The Pittsburgh Foundation

Just Harvest Education Fund

“TWO DAYS BEFORE he was released from a long hospital stay, Mark Scanlan realized he was going home to an empty refrigerator, with no food stamps or money to buy food. A 60-year-old resident of the South Side, he left a secure job in food services to care for his mother in New Jersey, who was undergoing […]

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Publish Date: 07-18-2017

News Outlet: The Pittsburgh Foundation Forum

Author: Mackenzie Carpenter

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90.5 WESA Pittsburgh's NPR News Station

Can McKees Rocks Share In Pittsburgh’s Success?

“McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania is just 15 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. It has a rich history. The first American Eagle Outfitters opened there in 1912. A native American burial mound in the borough is the earliest place of human habitation in the region. But while Pittsburgh is experiencing a renaissance, the blue-collar borough is still struggling […]

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Publish Date: 08-05-2016

News Outlet: WESA FM

Author: Justin Wier and Marcus Charleston

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania nonprofits work to help those facing food stamp restrictions

“Western Pennsylvania nonprofits are hustling to blunt a clamp-down this spring on food stamp benefits, promoting volunteer work and other provisions that can keep low-income households eligible for the aid. More than 9,500 residents of Allegheny County are among some 48,000 Pennsylvanians who could lose the help by June 1, according to state figures and […]

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Publish Date: 02-08-2016

News Outlet: Pittsburgh Post

Author: Adam Smeltz

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Three-month time limit on food stamps to affect many in Allegheny County

A three-month time limit on food stamps for unemployed or underemployed adults ages 18 to 50 who aren’t disabled or raising minor children will apply to most of Allegheny County and southwestern Pennsylvania in 2016, according to a recent federal decision. The change is due to a requirement in the 1996 welfare overhaul law that […]

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Publish Date: 01-04-2016

News Outlet: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Author: Kate Giammarise

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jobless rate puts some at risk for food stamps in Pa.

About 30,000 people in Pennsylvania could lose their food stamp benefits early next year — about 8,000 of them in Allegheny County — due to the return of a three-month limit on assistance for unemployed or underemployed adults ages 18 to 50 who aren’t disabled or raising minor children. The change is due to a […]

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Publish Date: 11-02-2015

News Outlet: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Author: Kate Giammarise

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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Fresh Corners boosts healthy store options in Penn Hills

Penn Hills is one of six Allegheny County communities to participate in the Fresh Corners pilot program, which will bring fresh produce closer to people who don’t have quick access to a grocery store. The project aims to help corner stores in Penn Hills, McKees Rocks, Larimer, Clairton, Braddock and McKeesport stock fresh fruits and […]

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Publish Date: 09-30-2015

News Outlet: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Author: Kelsey Shea

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kidsburgh

The people and places fighting childhood hunger in Pittsburgh

A quick drive through Pittsburgh’s East End would be enough to convince any bystander that our city is undergoing an economic boom. But despite the rapid takeover by luxury condos, high-end shopping and fine dining establishments, we have a dirty little secret. Our kids are hungry….

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Publish Date: 09-22-2015

News Outlet: Kidsburgh blog

Author: Nadine Champsi

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wolf scrapping controversial assets test for food stamps

Starting today, applicants for food assistance in Pennsylvania will no longer have to undergo a controversial assets test — one that critics said kept thousands of needy people from being able to access help they were eligible to receive. Previously, anyone applying for food stamps (officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP) […]

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Publish Date: 04-27-2015

News Outlet: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Author: Kate Giammarise

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The New York Times

Under Health Care Act, Many Tax Filers Are Discovering Costly Complications

When he signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act last fall, J. C. Ciesielski estimated his income at $19,400, qualifying him for a federal subsidy that cut his premiums in half. But Mr. Ciesielski, an actor, earned an extra $2,340 from a voice-over job in December, and that welcome bit of income […]

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Publish Date: 03-22-2015

News Outlet: The New York Times

Author: Abby Goodnough

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