Vibrant Facts

Pittsburgh Associations

Professional, social, and cultural associations are wonderful ways for people to meet, collaborate, and excel. They are also a great resource for recruiters and hiring managers when looking to attract diverse applicants to open positions. In Pittsburgh, we have many of these associations with hundreds of members that recruiters could reach out to with appropriate positions that might interest them. Below is just an example of the wonderful groups that Pittsburghers can join and recruiters can keep in mind while head-hunting new talent.

LGBTQ History in Pittsburgh

 June is LGBTQ Pride month; a time where we honor, celebrate, and advocate for our LGBTQ communities. We also take the time to remember the history of the LGBTQ community and its fight for civil rights over the decades. Below are some resources to help us remember and celebrate the LGBTQ community's history here in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh's Asian and Pacific Islander Population

Both Pittsburgh's Asian and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander communities have grown greatly in the past couple of years. In fact, the Asian community is one of the fastest growing in the region. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, when we celebrate the culture, traditions, and histories of those populations here in America. This edition of Vibrant Facts presents the data behind the Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area's Asian and Pacific Islander populations.

Older Americans Month, Pittsburgh

Older Americans offer support and major contributions to their families, communities, and society. In the Pittsburgh Metro Area, we have a healthy population of citizens over 60 years of age. Many in this group have served their country in the armed forces and are still active in the labor force. It is important that we show our appreciation for their work and offer them the support they need to live comfortable and prosperous lives, even after 60. Click through for data on Pittsburgh's older population. 

2017 April Holidays

The spring has always been seen as an important time of year. Observing the end of winter and the beginning of the regrowth and rebirth of the earth has inspired many religious holidays and observances over time. This year we see many of these international holidays fall on April. Click through to read more about these celebrations and observances!

Notable Women of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh has served as the home to many extraordinary women who broke barriers, set records, won prestigious awards and recognition, and advanced our society in immeasurable ways.

Pittsburgh Black History

Pittsburgh’s black and African American communities have played integral roles in American culture and advancement.

The Year of the Rooster

The Lunar New Year, which is also called the Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival, has ancient roots in China.

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day was instituted by the United Nations in 1950 to observe the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which occurred on December, 10 1948 in Paris.

Veterans in the Pittsburgh Metro Area

For Veteran’s Day, review important demographic statistics about the veterans in our area. Knowing this data can help local organizations offer the effective support veterans need.

International Autumn Holidays

This time of years sees the celebration of several popular international holidays, including Diwali, Samhain (Halloween), and Dia de los Muertos.

Pittsburgh Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week was created to help celebrate the spirit of inclusion and diversity throughout the country surrounding immigration and foreign born citizens.

Hispanic Heritage Month

During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. 

LGBT Pride Month

June is LGBT Pride Month. How has U.S. opinion on same-sex marriage changed in the past 12 years? 

World Refugee Day

June 20th is World Refugee Day. Find out what it is and how you can get involved.

Black History Month 2016

Black History Month is a month set aside each year to learn, honor, and celebrate achievements of black men and women throughout history.