The Watson Institute
The Mission: To provide programs that serve the needs of children with autism spectrum disorder, neurological impairments, or serious emotional challenges.
The Mission: To work for the public and inform people in ways that engage and inspire them to create dialogue about community issues and stories.
What It’s Doing: The Watson Institute developed Watson LIFE Resources, an online resource to complement their services to teachers, trainers, and caregivers who teach and support children with autism and other needs. Ask about a concern for your child, and it will provide an accurate answer with strategies, based on data Watson consultants have collected over 15 years.
What It’s Doing: The station provides informative content and profiles local standouts through a variety of programs. For example, 90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference highlights local community leaders, and Art from the Ground Up features small arts organizations.
The Mission: To promote the reproductive health and overall well-being of women of all ages, their families, and their communities by providing healthcare services and educational programs that are responsive and creative.
Who It’s Helping: Caregivers and educators rely on Watson LIFE Resources to provide the best solutions for children with special needs. How To Help: Make a monetary donation to The Watson Institute to support the maintenance of Watson LIFE Resources. PLUS: Don’t miss the 35th Annual Watson Institute/First National Bank Pro-Am Golf Tournament at the Allegheny Country Club on June 5. The Watson Institute, 301 Camp Meeting Road, Sewickley. 412.741.1800.thewatsoninstitute.org.
Who It’s Helping: WESA’s local listeners use the programs to learn more about community issues and how they can work to improve the region. How To Help: Make a monetary donation, attend an event, or simply send support over the airwaves.
What It’s Doing: Adagio Health’s annual appeal takes place in November and benefits all of its programs. The nonprofit provides healthcare, preventative health education, and nutrition programs to more than 150,000 people in Western Pennsylvania every year. Who It’s Helping: The organization plays a vital role in educating teens about a healthy future, offers nutrition advice to new mothers, screens uninsured women for breast cancer, and more. How To Help: Make a monetary donation or attend an upcoming event.
PLUS: In its three years on air, the station’s journalists have won 15 Pennsylvania Associated Press News Awards, two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, and 11 Western Pennsylvania Press Association “Golden Quill” Awards!
PLUS: The Trés Chic event, held February 28 at Macy’s Downtown, will be filled with fashion, flavor, and fun. Ticket sales directly assist the group’s dietetic internship students in developing their skills and knowledge of nutrition science through practical experience.
90.5 WESA, 67 Bedford St., South Side. 412.381.9131. wesa.fm.
Adagio Health, 960 Penn Ave., Suite 600, Downtown. 412.253.8163. adagiohealth.org.
Girls on the Run at MageeWomens Hospital of UPMC The Mission: To inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident through a fun and experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. What It’s Doing: Half of Girls on the Run participants rely on scholarships to participate in the program. Your donation will help inspire lower-income girls to be to be joyful, healthy, and confident! Who It’s Helping: More than half of the 1,500 participating girls and their families will benefit from financial donations to the scholarship program. How To Help: Follow the “Support” link on the program’s website for details on volunteering and making monetary donations. PLUS: The 2nd Annual Fall Girls on the Run 5K takes off December 7 at North Park. Girls on the Run at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, 3380 Blvd. of the Allies, Suite 315, Oakland. 412.641.5353. gotrmagee.org.
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Photographs from Matt Mead Photography, Jim Judkins, Adagio Health, Girls on the Run