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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.

Emmaus Resident & Special Olympic Figure Skater Featured in South Pittsburgh Reporter

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.

Director of Development MiRan Surh Featured in DHS Article

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 […]

Emmaus Announces Jim & Katie Leyland Will Serve as Capital Campaign Chairs

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 […]

Emmaus Staff Award Winners

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 […]

Beauty Queens Get Behind the Grill to End the R-Word

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 […]