Marcus L. Ruscitto Charitable Foundation Will Host Antibullying Assembly for More Than 1200 Students from Propel Schools on December 5th at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church

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The Marcus L. Ruscitto Charitable Foundation announced that Dr. Adolph Brown III, a passionate educator and renowned inspirational speaker who has become a leader in developing innovative programs to tackle antibullying strategies will conduct an entertaining and educational assembly at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 for more than 1200 students of Propel Schools.

The Marcus L. Ruscitto Charitable Foundation announced that Dr. Adolph Brown III, a passionate educator and renowned inspirational speaker who has become a leader in developing innovative programs to tackle antibullying strategies will conduct an entertaining and educational assembly at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 for more than 1200 students of Propel Schools.

A student team from Propel Homestead was the winner of the grand prize in a competition held by the Foundation earlier this year to develop creative approaches in support of antibullying education initiatives. As the grand prize winner, the school received a grant for the event. In considering the opportunity, the school chose to make the event available to all of its locations. As a result, the school will transport students to and from the event from all nine (9) of its locations. Assemblies featuring video screenings of the winning submissions to the competition were previously held at winning schools in early June 2012, with runners up receiving cash awards. All of the winning videos can be viewed on the Foundation’s “You Can Stop Bullying” web site at http://www.youcanstopbullying.org.

“The practice of bullying, particularly cyberbullying, has become a significant issue across our nation and has potentially devastating consequences for our children and their families. The Pittsburgh Foundation is pleased and excited to partner with the Marcus L. Ruscitto Charitable Foundation on such a critically important initiative,” commented Kevin Jenkins, Senior Program Officer and Director of Community Initiatives for the Pittsburgh Foundation.

About The Marcus L. Ruscitto Charitable Foundation
The Marcus L. Ruscitto Charitable Foundation was established as a legacy to an energetic young leader and visionary who devoted his time to helping people grow and pursue their dreams. The Foundation invests in a broad range of educational, charitable, and research endeavors that reflect Marc’s own wide-ranging interests. For more information, please visit http://www.marcusruscittofoundation.org and http://www.youcanstopbullying.org.

About The Pittsburgh Foundation
Established in 1945, The Pittsburgh Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest community foundations and is the 14th largest of more than 750 community foundations across the United States. The foundation has strengthened its focus on community and the positive impact it strives to achieve through its grantmaking, the engagement of its donors in critical regional issues, and its activities around convening and leadership in collaboration with funding and civic partners. For more information, please visit http://www.pittsburghfoundation.org.

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