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The Regional Equity Monitoring Project (REMP) is a non-partisan, non-profit civic engagement campaign that involves citizens in monitoring and advocating for equity throughout Pennsylvania.   Phase III areas of focus are employment, contracts and workforce development.

Coalition Against Violence is a broad-based, independent coalition of community and religious leaders, police, representatives of education and government, and concerned citizens of Allegheny County.   The Coalition formed in direct response to a 2007 report that Pennsylvania led the nation in homicide rates among African Americans.

Civic Engagement is covered with our partnership with the Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network and our non-partisan voter registration, mobilization and election protection campaigns created to increase voter participation in the metropolitan Pittsburgh area and in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.   B-PEP is dedicated to expanding the role of the Commonwealth's 501(c)(3) non-profit agencies and organizations in non-partisan voting efforts and in all elections.

Youth Media Justice Initiative is a joint project with B-PEP and Greater Pittsburgh Student Voices.   Youth conduct “message system analyses” of local Pittsburgh TV news.   Teens have presented findings to media executives and community leaders.

The Young Adult Empowerment Program (YAEP) seeks to help under-educated and underemployed individuals ages 17 to 24 in Southwestern PA.   The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is working in partnership with B-PEP, the Coalition Against Violence (CAV), the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, and the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC) to offer this new exciting opportunity.   This program was initiated through conversations with B-PEP/CAV and CCAC President, Dr. Alex Johnson.

The “B-PEP Community Moments Radio Show!” on WGBN Radio AM 1150, “The Voice of Urban Pittsburgh,” features conversations about issues, concerns and events of interest to the African American community in the Pittsburgh region.   The show is broadcast every first and fourth Saturday of each month from 12 noon to 1 pm.   Please visit WGBN online at:

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