POISE realizes the importance of new and transformative approaches to impact community change. Compelling data points suggest the need to shift our focus from the alleviation of symptomatic problems to the achievement of strong families and community sustainability.
Strengthening Black Families is the Foundation’s new grant making strategy to re-assert Black families as a core institution in the re-development of Pittsburgh’s Black community. Building on its legacy, The Foundation will invest and encourage other private and public investments to that end. POISE believes that strengthening Black families will ultimately elevate and sustain a higher quality of life in the communities where they live.