10/07/2013 -- CCAC hosts launch of new Coalition Against Violence manual

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County has partnered with the Coalition Against Violence and the Black Political Empowerment Project to host the launch and distribution of CAV’s new anti-violence manual, “Strategies for Change: Building More Peaceful Communities.” The manual will be shared at the Strategies for Change forum from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18, at the Foerster Student Service Center on Allegheny Campus.

“Strategies for Change” is a comprehensive anti-violence manual identifying tactics to reclaim neighborhoods as healthy, safe and peaceful environments for families and children. The document calls upon citizens, government organizations, local groups and businesses to collaborate to further the anti-violence action plan.

“The Coalition Against Violence and the Black Political Empowerment Project have given our communities a blueprint to eliminate violence and implement peace for our children,” said Rick Adams, assistant vice president for CCAC’s Frieda G. Shapira Center for Learning Through Service. “CCAC is proud to host community leaders and other guests for the release of the new ‘Strategies for Change.’”

Speakers scheduled for the event include:

  • Honorable Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County executive
  • Honorable Ed Gainey, Pennsylvania state representative
  • Honorable Darlene Harris, City Council of Pittsburgh president
  • Tim Stevens, chairman and CEO, B-PEP; and co-convener, CAV
  • Valerie Dixon, vice chair, B-PEP; co-convener, CAV; and founder, Prevent Another Crime Today
  • Donna Imhoff, PhD, campus president, CCAC Allegheny Campus and Homewood Brushton Center

Attendees will receive the “Strategies for Change” manual and a CAV community services directory. The Youth Document: Special Edition for Schools and Youth Programs will be available for guests from schools and youth programs. This event is free and open to the public. Individuals interested in attending should contact Janet Varvaro at 412.237.4412 or jvvarvaro@ccac.edu.


About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 155 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers noncredit and workforce development courses to nearly 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond.

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