2011

Cost of Intimate Partner Violence in the Workplace

Today the Post-Gazette published the following letter to the editor by STANDING FIRM director Pat Cluss on the high cost of intimate partner violence in the workplace. FISA Foundation is quite proud to support STANDING FIRM’s work to help businesses address this crucial issue. Partner violence also takes a toll … Read More >

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CDC: Violence Against Women is More Prevalent than Previously Thought

On average, 24 people per minute (mostly women) are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States, according to findings released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report findings also underscore violence as a major public health burden and demonstrate how violence can have impacts that last a lifetime. For more information about NISVS, including the executive summary and study details, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/nisvs. Read More >

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Violence Against Women Needs Action

by Richard Lapchick, ESPN Commentary http://espn.go.com/espn/commentary/story/_/page/lapchick-111130/the-public-underwhelming-reaction-athletes-assault-women This is a terrific call to action.  Lapchick raises significant questions about the kinds of abuse that generate public outrage and the kinds that don’t.      

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FISA Foundation Presents GIMP by Heidi Latsky

In recognition of our 100th anniversary, FISA Foundation presented GIMP, a Heidi Latsky dance production on October 15, 2011. Watch this slideshow of the stereotype-shattering performance that celebrates inclusion and the range of human ability.

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Disabled hail opportunity to narrow employment gap

Damian McCoy starts working today as a computer network troubleshooter at FedEx Ground headquarters in Moon. It’s a great job opportunity for anyone in today’s sagging economy, but perhaps more so for McCoy, who has multiple sclerosis. Disabled Americans lose jobs six times faster than those without disabilities, and fewer … Read More >

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FISA’s Centennial Celebration was a Success!

Heidi Latsky Dancers perfomed Saturday to a sold out house at August Wilson Center for African-American Culture. It was the culmination of a week’s worth of outreach activities, including: A public forum at Rodef Shalom Congregation Master classes at Point Park University, Slippery Rock University and the Center for Theater … Read More >

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AFP-WPA Announces 2012 Diversity Fellows Program

The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Western Pennsylvania Chapter (AFP-WPA) is pleased to announce a call for applicants for its 2012 Diversity Fellows Program. The Diversity Fellows Program is an outreach initiative of AFP-WPA, which extends scholarship opportunities to minority and underrepresented populations for inclusion in the chapter’s membership. AFP-WPA will … Read More >

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