Hear Foundation co-founder Leon Ford will speak about his newly-release book, An Unspeakable Hope, on Thursday May 18 at 6:00pm at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall. He will be joined in conversation with Julius Boatwright, CEO of Steel Smiling and Hear Foundation board member, to offer fresh advice for social change and his vision of […]
Ten years after being shot by Pittsburgh police, The Hear Foundation Co-founder Leon Ford marks anniversary with donation of clothing worn that night to the Heinz History Center, discussion on trauma and resilience, announcement of new community grants
PITTSBURGH (November 11, 2022) – On the 10-year anniversary of the date that he was shot by Pittsburgh police in a case of mistaken identity, international speaker, author, and entrepreneur LeonFord today announced that he would be donating the clothing he wore that night to the Smithsonian-affiliated Senator John Heinz History Center. The announcement was […]
A Recap of our Launch Event
On June 22, 2022, more than 150 business and community leaders, activists, governmentofficials, clergy, police officers and young people came together at the August Wilson Center tolearn about the launch of The Hear Foundation and its efforts to build a safer, strongercommunity for all. The standing room only crowd heard Leon Ford’s personal journey of […]
Press release: New Foundation Dedicated to Police-Community Collaboration Launches in Pittsburgh, Announces “Summer of Healing” Grants
The Hear Foundation, a new nonprofit dedicated exclusively to fostering collaboration between law enforcement, city officials, community groups, and residents in order to build a safe, thriving community for all, launched today in Pittsburgh and announced the recipients of its inaugural Summer of Healing community grants.
The Hear Foundation Launches in Pittsburgh
On June 22, 2022, The Hear Foundation marked its launch in Pittsburgh with a press briefing and gathering of our board of directors and members of the community at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center.