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 >
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 >
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.
See the grants FISA Foundation approved in November 2011. Read More >
In spite of federal requirements, many people with disabilities across the US still face serious barriers to getting quality health care. Read More >
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.
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 >
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 >
Artistic Director Heidi Latsky, Associate Director Jeffrey Freeze and dancer Toby Macnutt will share video clips of GIMP and discuss the complex nature of this kind of physically integrated work. Read More >
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 >