Results & Stories

One Week. 106 Tables. 1025 Voices.

During the week of October 15-19 2018, Around the Table South launched for the first time in the Pittsburgh region to inspire Conversations that Build Community. Around the Table South invited residents of the Jefferson Region communities in the South Hills and Mon Valley to gather over mealtime conversations to build connections and explore how we can work together to make our communities stronger. Because of dedicated involvement and support from Jefferson Area Hosts, we are proud to share that we surpassed our goals of engaging 100 tables (106 was our final number) and 1,000 voices (1,025 was our final number) in just one week! We received more than 700 surveys from participants – a remarkable response rate.

A selection of preliminary data is available here in our Around the Table South “Quick Bites” Snapshot. Full results from Around the Table (including issues discussed) will be published in our final report in early 2019. Mini Grant details will be released in early 2019 as well, so stay tuned!

Visit the links below to see photos, coverage and stories shared from this year’s Around the Table South!


View and download photos from Around the Table, organized by host site on our Flickr Page Here

Media Coverage

‘Around the Table South’ Designed to Increase Community Engagement (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct. 11, 2018)

Around the Table Events Held Across South Hills Communities (Trib Live, Oct. 17, 2018).

South Hills Comes Together to Gather “Around the Table” (Mon Valley Messenger, Oct 30, 2018).

Press Releases

Jefferson Regional Foundation Announces Initiative to Reach 1,000 Residents through 100 Mealtime Conversations in 1 Week (Oct. 1, 2018)

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