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Mission

Mission

“Committed to social progress for minorities, the poor and working people, the Pittsburgh Chapter of APRI is dedicated to providing programs that extend democracy, education and opportunity to those traditionally disenfranchised or discouraged from participation”.

To achieve our goals, the Pittsburgh A. Philip Randolph institute believes that a broad based coalition of forces who believe in social progress for minorities, the poor and working people, should be created with the Labor Movement occupying a pivotal role in this alliance since it serves as a bi-racial organizational vehicle of working people and has a principled commitment to social change. Our programs seek to enhance the role of all the trade unionists.

Milestones and New Initiatives

  • Expanded capacity to provide soft skills and computer instruction
    for BTCP
  • Tony Mazzochi Center/USW hires an APRI staffer, who was
    a former Group 2 BTCP trainee
  • Launched Website and Facebook page
  • Developed Career Support process for BTCP trainees
  • Restructured staff and secured grant to prepare a Strategic plan
  • Held Fundraiser to support the local APRI chapter and National APRI effort

 

Since its formation, the policies and programs of the Institute have been governed by strict adherence to the political values and principles exemplified by our founder, A. Philip Randolph, 1889-1979