Monthly Archives: July 2009

eMentoring and Pittsburgh Pirates

We at Smart Futures have been pretty busy! Last weekend, we went to a baseball game, Pittsburgh Pirates versus Kansas City Royals, in order to garner interest in our mentoring program, PA eMentoring. We met and talked to some very interesting people! One was an inventor who worked with glass products, one was a teacher in Pennsylvania, and one was an advocate for a local organization. It just goes to show – anyone can become an eMentor.

Some of our affiliates were present at the event as well.

bigbrotable corotable

Here are Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and Coro Pittsburgh.


And here we are! The woman on the left is Romy Banks, our Outreach Director, and the woman on the right is Jean, our intern.

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A Plug for Coro Pittsburgh

Coro Pittsburgh

Thank you to Coro Pittsburgh for being a big supporter of PA eMentoring!  Coro trains civic leaders for a diverse number of positions and is a boon to our community.

Check out the information on their upcoming Fall Leadership Programs!

Women in Leadership (WIL): This is a 12-week, part time experiential program for women interested in improving their leadership skills in the professional world through group projects, personal mentoring, and interviews with influential leaders. Apply by July 31.

Leaders in Learning (LIL): This is a 10-week, part time experiential program dedicated to anyone with a vested interest in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Those who are interested in creating opportunities for regional transformation in education should apply by July 22.

Running for Public Office (RPO) : This is a 12-week, part time experiential program for those interested in strengthening citizen participation in public elections. Participants will learn how to get involved in electoral campaigns or run for public office by developing mock campaigns. Apply by August 10.

Coro Pittsburgh’s LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON SERIES concludes July 7, 2009 at Mallorca with Dr. Linda Lane, Deputy Superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Have lunch with the region’s key leaders, network with your peers, and learn how to be involved in your community!

For more information on this and other programs visit the Coro site, or contact Misti McKeehen at or 412.258.2676.