March 2011

It’s up to US to Give Girls the Skills and Confidence to Negotiate

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Girls Coalition of SWPA logoFISA’s Executive Director, Kristy Trautmann, was interviewed about the Girls Coalition’s upcoming conference as well as its regional initiative to teach girls effective negotiation skills: www.popcitymedia.com/forgood/girlscoalitionconference033011.aspx There is still time to register for the conference! When: April 5, 2011; 8am – 5pm Where: Doubletree Pittsburgh in … Read More >

STANDING FIRM Featured in Sewickley Herald

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FISA Foundation is proud to be a lead funder of STANDING FIRM: The Business Case to End Partner Violence (www.standingfirmswpa.com). We see this as an important initiative to change the dialogue about domestic and sexual violence and engage the community in ending these crimes. Businesses join battle against domestic violence … Read More >

WTAE News Story about PROGRESS and Girls Coalition

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FISA is proud of two grantees – Girls Coalition of SWPA and PROGRESS at CMU for their innovative regional initiative to institutionalize negotiation training for girls into youth serving agencies. Michelle Wright (WTAE) produced a terrific story: www.wtae.com/high-school-playbook/27152639/detail.html Learn more at Girls Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania: at www.girlscoalitionswpa.org.

Needs Assessment Report

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In the Fall of 2010 FISA Foundation began a strategic planning process. The first step of this process was to conduct a needs assessment of the three populations FISA serves, women, girls and people with disabilities in the 10 counties of southwestern Pennsylvania. The following needs assessment report was completed … Read More >

Girls Coalition Partners with PROGRESS

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The Girls Coalition is Partnering with PROGRESS! In an effort to equip girls with specific tools and skills they need to make good choices in their lives, the Girls Coalition has partnered with the Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity in Society (PROGRESS) at CMU, to launch a … Read More >

Employing People with Disabilities Makes Business Sense

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This month’s Stanford Social Innovation Review has a terrific article about Habitat International. QUESTION: “How did leaders cultivate a workforce with practically no turnover or absenteeism, with such skill that there never was a back order,and the defect rate was less than half a percent? What’s more, the company’s profits … Read More >