Bill Strickland

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, The United States

Strickland grew up in the Manchester neighborhood of Pittsburgh and graduated from Oliver High School. He then attended the University of Pittsburgh where as an undergraduate he founded the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild as an after-school program to teach children pottery skill in his old neighborhood. He graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in American history and foreign relations in 1970. Following graduation he continued to build the Manchester Guild into an innovative nonprofit agency that uses the arts to inspire and mentor inner-city teenagers. In 1972 he took over the Bidwell Training Center that trains displaced adults for jobs. He has served on the boards of the National Endowment for the Arts, Mellon Financial Corporation, ...more

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