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Campolo Scholars Forum with Saleem Ghubril
April 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
“Tony told me to go where I was most needed. This is what happened!”
Walton Hall Prayer Chapel and via Zoom
Monday, April 11, 2022 at 10 AM EST
Saleem Ghubril, received an honorary degree from Eastern University in 2014. He is a passionate advocate for children and for the City of Pittsburgh. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he has devoted his life to serving the people of his community through outreach and education programs.
In 1985, Saleem founded The Pittsburgh Project, a community development organization that provided free home renovations to hundreds of vulnerable seniors each year. It also mentored, educated, and deployed thousands of youth in meaningful volunteer community service. Saleem led The Pittsburgh Project until 2008, when he assumed the leadership of The Pittsburgh Promise.
The Pittsburgh Promise works for a future where:
- all urban youth are equipped to reach post-secondary success,
- all public schools serve all children excellently,
- Pittsburgh is flourishing in all its neighborhoods,
- and our workforce is widely diverse and highly skilled to advance a region that is good and just for all.
In the last 12 years, The Pittsburgh Promise has sent more than 10,100 urban youth to college and provided them with over $155 million in scholarships.
Saleem is the volunteer pastor of Mosaic Community Church in Pittsburgh. He also serves on the boards of The Buhl Foundation and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.