Word of Mouth - December 2018

November 30, 2018

December 2018




SheEO Semifinalist! SheEO is a radically redesigned ecosystem that supports, finances, and celebrates female innovators. The model brings together 500 women (called Activators) in each year’s cohort, who contribute $1100 each as an Act of Radical Generosity. The money is pooled together and loaned out at zero percent interest to five women-led Ventures selected by the Activators. Global Wordsmiths has been selected as a semifinalist for the chance to compete for this capital. Wish us luck, and thank you for your steadfast support!

Pitchwerks Podcast #109 - Listen to Mary Jayne talk about Global Wordsmith’s mission, Social Entrepreneurship, Language Accessibility, and more. Big thanks to Scot MacTaggart and the Epicast team for the opportunity.

Global Pittsburgh Immigrant Champion Award Finalist. Forty entrepreneurs and professionals from twenty-seven countries around the world have been nominated for awards in seven categories, and we are proud this month that our founder and director, Mary Jayne McCullough has been nominated in the Immigrant Champion category. Thank you, Global Pittsburgh!


With love, always.

Mary Jayne


Wishing you happy holidays and a  joyful new year. 


In 2018, American literature no longer means literature written by Americans, for Americans, about America.




With Scarce Access To Interpreters, Immigrants Struggle To Understand Doctors' Orders


Client Spotlight: ACHIEVA


      ACHIEVA is a nonprofit parent organization that has comprehensive services and supports and serves thousands of individuals with disabilities and their families each year. ACHIEVA was founded in 1951 by a group of family members who all desired the same thing, to ensure their children with disabilities had the same chances in life that all children should be given. Their commitment helped to establish a nationwide movement that changed the long history of isolation and segregation for both children and adults with disabilities. ACHIEVA is the only agency of its type in southwestern Pennsylvania that provides lifelong supports.  From early intervention therapies, in-home support, to older adult protective services for medically fragile senior citizens, ACHIEVA provides services through the entire life-span.

Contact in Allegheny County: (412) 995-5000 or (888) 272-7229



Afro-Brazilian Week at Casa Brasil
Nov. 29 - Dec 2 at Casa Brasil



Sembène Film Festival: The Prophet
December 1, 3:00pm at Alphabet City


Clement Kalombo, Renowned Congolese Guitarist & Singer
December 1, 9:00pm, 305 Gist Street



90’s Night for Casa San José
December 1, 9:00pm - 2:00am at Belvedere’s Ultra-dive



Nationality Rooms Holiday Open House
December 2, 12:00 - 4:00 at the Cathedral of Learning


NYE Giant Puppet-Making Workshop
December 2, 2:00 - 5:00 at Latino Community Center



Global Pittsburgh Holiday Painting Night
December 2, 5:00 - 8:00pm at Kiln-N-Time


Speak Out Against Public Charge
December 3, 6:00 - 8:00pm at Allegheny County DHS


Traces in the Snow Screening
December 4, 12:00pm at Posvar Hall


Careers in International Organizations & Policymaking: World Bank
December 4, 2:30 - 3:30 at Posvar Hall


Kitsuke: The Art Of Kimono
December 4, 5:30 at Posvar Hall


Residência: The Hungry Cao "Gourmet Chinese Tasting Dinner"
December 4, 6:30pm at Casa Brasil


Krampusnacht 2018
December 5, 7:00 - 10:00 at Market Square


English Conversation Group for Adults
Dec 5 & 12 at 3:30pm, St. Andrew Lutheran Church


Global Pittsburgh First Thursdays
December 6, 5:30 - 8:00 at Gandy Dancer Saloon


Pandemic Dance Party
December 7 at 9:30pm, Brillobox


Jerusalem 3D
December 7 - 18 at Carnegie Science Center


December 7, 6:30pm at IKEA


Charity Cycle Class for Casa San José
December 8, 8:30am at X Shadyside Health and Fitness


Public Comment on Public Charge Legislation Period Ends
December 10, 2018


Vibrant Pittsburgh End of Year Celebration
December 12, 6:00pm at Hotel Indigo-Technology Center


Global Pittsburgh Immigrant Entrepreneur Celebration Awards
December 13, 5:00 - 8:30pm at Rivers Club


Kaleta & Super Yamba Band
December 13, 7:00 at Alphabet City


How Does Russia See the World?
December 13, 12:00pm at The Duquesne Club


Alegría: Christmas Music from Spain & the New World
December 14 - 16 at St. Nicholas Church


Shahram Shabpareh Live in Pittsburgh
December 15, 6:30pm at Cohon UC Rangos Ballroom



Paz y Armonía Concert by Coro Latinoamericano & Friends
December 16, 3:00 - 4:30 at First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh


Jazz ‘N’ Samba
December 28, 8:00 at Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall







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