Steve Shelton, Trade Institute Executive Director, Recipient of Civil Society Awards

In 2019, Trade Institute of Pittsburgh was recognized by the Manhattan Institute for advancing America’s long tradition of civil society through our work to improve and strengthen our community. As a recipient of MI’s $25,000 Civil Society Awards, and with the help of volunteers and private philanthropy, we will continue
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A Civil Honor: Pittsburgh Native Lauded for Nonprofit Trade School

Steve Shelton is being honored with the Manhattan Institute’s Civil Society Award PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE EDITORIAL BOARD – AUG 28, 2019 Hats off to Steve Shelton. The 58-year-old has been honored with the Manhattan Institute’s Civil Society Award for his work in creating the nonprofit Trade Institute of Pittsburgh. Ten
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How Teaching Ex-Cons How To Lay Brick Can Help Rebuild Lives

By PATRICK DOYLE – SEP 16, 2016 – Seven or eight years ago, Stephen Shelton started worrying about the future. It wasn’t just his own Pittsburgh-based construction company, but his entire industry.  Shelton had spent decades working in various trades — often as an electrician and brickmason — but as he looked around
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