Jay Carter is a Pittsburgh native, AmeriCorps Alumni, environmental activist, former U.S. government official and foreign teacher who lived and taught in Dongguan, China. His passion is beautifying communities, traveling, and helping people improve their lives.
After graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Jay became an environmental and political consultant, working with various government agencies running political campaigns, to managing, and promoting public lands and outdoor programs. Most recently, he has work in the City of Pittsburgh's Department of Parks and Recreation. During his time with the City of Pittsburgh, he hosted the first African American Conservation exhibit honoring local Black Environmentalists who preserved and protected green spaces within their communities.
Over the years, Jay has fought to reform social justice systems, while protecting wildlife habitats. He is affiliated with many civic organizations including, Student Conservation Association, Thomas Merton Center, and Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh. Additionally, he has received the National Centennial Ambassador and Hazelwood Youth Volunteer award, and is a former oped columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Preserving the Power of America's Parks." Jay is excited for this new chapter with Civically Inc and serving our communities in his new role!
Dan Holsinger is the Information Systems Coordinator at Civically. Dan earned his bachelor’s degree in Information Technology – Application and Integration from Penn State University in 2014. He has worked in the IT industry for over 8 years. He has worked in various information technology positions from basic computer support to project management across different business sectors.
Dan was born and raised in the small town of Kingwood, West Virginia and moved to Pittsburgh in 2003. He moved to the Borough of Wilkinsburg in 2012, where he still calls home with his wife and son. Along with spending time with his family, he also volunteers each week with the Free Store Wilkinsburg. He brings his passion of helping others and building a more equitable world.
Dan is excited to use his experience to support the mission of Civically and the community members of Wilkinsburg.