A new PublicSource series

Power of Place

Stories about how opportunity or lack thereof may affect the future of Pittsburgh youth.

This year at PublicSource, we have been looking at how Pittsburgh neighborhoods are shaping children and driving their life outcomes.

From language services at Pittsburgh Public Schools and school districts in Allegheny County to gun violence and generational poverty, many factors that make up a child’s reality have far-reaching effects.

The stories in this series incorporate social research and interviews from Pittsburgh youth and the people serving them.

Additionally, we worked with researcher Nick Cotter from the Pittsburgh Neighborhood Project to detail specific community factors associated with concentrated poverty that often lead to negative outcomes for children as they grow into adults.

This project is ongoing. Explore the stories in this series below and check back for more.

Stories in this series