DJ Grandmaster Flash To celebrate 50 years of unlocking the power of education for African American students, NEED is holding its 50th Anniversary Gala on Oct. 19, at The August Wilson Center. The celebration will include dinner, a late night lounge set with a musical performance by Alice Smith and a dance party with legendary DJ, Grandmaster Flash.
SHOWING THEIR SUPPORT—In celebration of the great works of Marcia M. Sturdivant, PhD, deputy director of Allegheny County Dept. of Human Services, Office of Children, Youth and Families, fellow friends and colleagues of the many children and families advocate organizations throughout Allegheny County, came together at the Community Empowerment Association, in Homewood, to honor her 23 years of service. Sturdivant will become the CEO of NEED in July. The home of CEA, founded by Rashad Byrdsong, was lavishly decorated and served well as the venue for the honored ceremony. Guests were entertained and dined during the early evening festivities. Pictured above, at head table, from left: TiAnda Blount, Mel Blount Youth Home; Claudette Lewis, interim president & CEO, NEED; Jean Sturdivant, mother of Marcia Sturdivant; and Marcia M. Sturdivant. (Photos by Rossano P. Stewart)