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Newsmaker: Erika Mangual

Erika Mangual recently staged a performance art piece along Boulevard of the Allies in Downtown to raise awareness of homeless children in Allegheny County. She is the newsmaker for Jan. 10, 2014

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By Aaron Aupperlee

Published: Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, 11:24 p.m.

Noteworthy: Mangual recently staged a performance art piece along the Boulevard of the Allies in Downtown to raise awareness of homeless children in Allegheny County. About 20 Point Park University students joined Mangual to stand in silence along the busy thoroughfare in October. Mangual hopes to use momentum from the event to start an nonprofit and a soup kitchen to serve homeless children.

Age: 19

Residence: Highland Park

Family: Mother, Antonette, and two sisters, Jasmine, 22, and Tristin, 9

Background: Mangual volunteers with several organizations serving homeless or at-risk children. She organized “Stand Up for Homeless Children: A Performance Art Installation” while volunteering with the Homeless Children's Education Fund. Mangual also helps out the family cleaning business.

Education: Mangual is a sophomore at Point Park University, where she is pursuing a degree in business management with a minor in accounting. She graduated from Barack Obama Academy of International Studies in 2012.

Quote: “The response was absolutely great, and that's what we've been hoping for. People driving by were slowing down.”

 

 

 
 


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