Long-time Emmaus staff/Board member Sister Mary Jean Petrarca was featured in the South Pittsburgh Reporter as the 2013 recipient of the Ken Wagner Award for Outstanding Service. Emmaus Co-Founder Lorraine Wagner presented the award to Sister Mary Jean at the 2013 Emmaus Kentucky Derby Gala, to the applause of 250 guests. See the full story here.
Emmaus has been recognized by many local media outlets for its work with people with intellectual disabilities and autism over the years. Follow our latest press releases and media coverage here.
Ms. Shekinah Peterson and Ms. Sandy Cerminara, staff members of the Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh, were honored with the Kuem Rye Park Memorial Fund Award on March 15,2013. The Kuem Rye Park Memorial Fund was created by Michael Surh, grandson of Mrs. Kuem Rye Park of South Korea, to promote excellence in helping individuals with [...]
Emmaus resident and Special Olympic figure skater Cece Wagner was featured in the South Pittsburgh Reporter on 2/19/13, alongside teammates Dave Mulgrave and Bobby Walsh. Cece and teammates attended the Special Olympic State Games in Johnstown in February of 2013. She was awarded two gold medals and one silver medal. See the full story here.
Emmaus Director of Development MiRan Surh was recently featured in an article produced by Allegheny County entitled “Your Culture is Valued Here.” For the past five years, MiRan has served on the Department of Human Services’ Immigrant and International Advisory Council for Allegheny County. She facilitated the translation of the Emmaus brochures into twelve languages, is working to bring better access to [...]
On December 4th, Lorraine Wagner, Executive Director of the Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh Foundation, announced that Jim & Katie Leyland will serve as chairs of the upcoming “A Lasting Legacy” capital campaign. According to Lorraine Wagner, Executive Director of the Emmaus Community Foundation, “Mr. Leyland managed the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1986 to 1996 and took [...]
On October 25, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette released its annual list of the “Top Places to Work in Western PA 2012,” and the Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that it has been chosen as a recipient of this award for the second year in a row. Based in Pittsburgh’s South Side, Emmaus was [...]
Joycelyn Harper and Sara Stillwell, staff members of the Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh, received the Kuem Rye Park Memorial Fund Award on March 16. The Kuem Rye Park Memorial Fund was created by Michael Surh, grandson of Mrs. Kuem Rye Park, to promote excellence in helping individuals with intellectual disabilities. His grandmother passed away when [...]
Miss Pennsylvania USA and Miss Teen Pennsylvania USA join Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh for awareness-raising event in the South Side. On April 26th, Miss Pennsylvania USA and Miss Teen Pennsylvania USA will be laying down the crowns and trying out their grilling skills at BD’s Mongolian Grill in the South Side Works for an awareness-raising [...]
Karen Jacobsen first worked in the intellectual disabilities field when she and her husband became live-in caregivers for 23 boys at a residential school in 1992. Three years later, she joined the Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh, which serves people with intellectual disabilities and autism. Today, she is executive director of the organization. What is your [...]