Thank you for supporting the Private Industry Council on August 1st, 2023

Annual Grandparent Day Event

Annual Grandparent Day Event

Marshall Pre-K became a part of the Private Industry Council’s PA Pre-K Counts family in 2017. Marshall Pre-K is located at Marshall Elementary in the Laurel Highlands School District which is located in Uniontown, Fayette County. In 2021, a second Pre-K classroom was...

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School Readiness for Children and Parents

My original intent for this article was to provide parents with information on how to prepare their preschool children for school.  You know, practices like establish routines, talk with your children about what the day will look like, and validate their feelings and...

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Head Start / Early Head Start FAQs The Private Industry Council discusses frequently asked questions for Head Start and Early Head Start students. Private Industry Council operates the Head Start / Early Head Start program for Beaver and Fayette Counties in the...

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On Tuesday, Aug. 1, The Pittsburgh Foundation will host a Critical Needs Alert online giving event to support basic needs and essential human services in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties.

This year’s Critical Needs Alert will take place online at on from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. You can search for the Private Industry Council to make your donation. Every little bit helps!

The Critical Needs Alert benefits nonprofits providing direct service in five areas that strengthen the safety net of essential human services:

  • Child care– Programs providing child care for infants and children up to age 6. (Those that provide only before- or after-school programming do not qualify.)
  • Employment– Organizations providing employment-related services such as job readiness, job placement or job retention programs; training or education explicitly related to employment; and support services such as transportation, tools or clothing to enable individuals to work.
  • Eviction prevention and housing– Organizations that provide direct shelter to individuals and families in crisis. Also includes organizations that provide financial assistance, landlord-tenant mediation and other related services that assist individuals and families to stay safely in their homes.
  • Food and nutrition– Organizations such as food pantries, food banks and soup kitchens provide food to those who don’t have the ability to meet daily needs.
  • Physical and mental health– Organizations providing clinical physical and mental health care. This includes supplies and staffing.

The Pittsburgh Foundation and its donors provide $500,000 in incentive funds benefiting Allegheny County nonprofits.

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County is providing $50,000 in incentive funds for Westmoreland County organizations.

We hope you will join us in supporting The Private Industry Council in its mission of doing the important work of helping our neighbors to thrive.

 To see the latest in what PIC has been up to and to see how your donations impact our customers, please visit our news reel located under our mission statement on our homepage at .

 Thank you in advance for your support.

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