Robert Nelkin

Bob is president of United Way of Allegheny County. Throughout his career, Bob’s passion for positive change and focus on advocacy for people with disabilities and youth have led to new policy approaches based on best practices. He has been director of policy initiatives at Pitt’s Office of Child Development, executive director of the Governor’s Commission for Children and Families and director of human services for Allegheny County.

We Have the Power

A likeable 12-year-old is shot and killed. Children settle disputes with guns. Other children fear they may be caught in the cross fire. How can this be? All of us wonder and wish for something better. More than one-third of all Allegheny County fifth-graders cannot read adequately. Without this ability, they fall behind and become …

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