As a criminal defense attorney, Mark Rubenstein too often has found himself defending young people—he decided things needed to change to prevent kids from ever setting foot in a courtroom. In 2005, inspiration struck while biking across Canada when he saw the impact of the trip had on his own son, at the time a teenager. With that in mind, Pittsburgh Youth Leadership was born.
Bria and Brandi showed ‘faith’ in Wilberforce through university’s tough times
Historically-Black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, were created to give Black Americans the chance for the higher education they’d long been denied.
Was one of the first Black students admitted to Pitt’s nursing program in 1943
Dr. Rachel Poole was a woman that wore many hats in her personal and professional life. She was a nurse, a mother, an educator, and over the years became a woman of accomplishment. But perhaps her most notable accomplishment was becoming one of the first three Black students admitted into the University of Pittsburgh’s nursing program in 1943. Dr. Poole, along with the other two Black students, graduated in 1947.