Image from last year's All for All Summit courtesy of Change Agency.

How can our region actively and effectively engage our growing immigrant population?

On Sept. 13, a series of workshops will examine immigrant integration in Pittsburgh during the All for All Summit. Happening at the University Club in Oakland, the summit will include discussions on entrepreneurship, workforce issues and the importance of immigrants running for local office.

The event also aims to evaluate the impact of immigrant inclusion on Pittsburgh.

“The All for All Summit is a great opportunity for professionals and employers to learn about the talents and knowledge immigrants in our community can bring to their companies,” said Allegheny Health Network program manager Kheir Mugwaneza in a statement about the summit. “At last year’s convening there was something for everyone, and this year will go that much deeper with an impressive list of speakers.”

Mugwaneza will participate in the session on employment considerations for international students, while Tiffany Chang Lawson, executive director of Gov. Tom Wolf’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs & Special Projects, will serve as emcee. Other scheduled speakers include Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy head Jayne Miller.

“After last year’s summit, we heard from many attendees and community partners that the day was not only informative, it led to new connections and opportunities to advance immigrant inclusion that did not previously exist,” said All for All Project Director Betty Cruz in an announcement about the event.

“With that,” Cruz said, “we knew we had to do it again and make it even bigger.

Tickets for the one-day event are $75.

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