About Us

About Us

Our place in the region is to create a platform for voices to be heard and to create an intentional and welcoming community.

Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do.

Founded in September of 2016, Change Agency is a Pittsburgh-based social enterprise. We believe in changing who has agency by shifting the narrative and increasing access, opportunity, and visibility of underrepresented communities.

We work with municipal leaders, community-based organizations, institutions, and the business community to make sure our partners have a seat at the table. It is through these cross-sector partnerships and ownership-building strategies that we are implementing programs and elevating solutions that incorporate our welcoming policies and practices into government, business, and our community.

Learn more about our projects.

Meet our Team

Betty Cruz

Founder + All for All Project Director

Betty developed citywide initiatives for Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, managed major accounts for a national nonprofit dedicated to building playgrounds across the U.S., and supported public relations for global brands representing a wide range of industries. She has extensive experience in community outreach, communications, partnership-building, and program management – spanning nearly 20 years.

Contact Betty: betty@changeagency.world

Anna Shepperson

Project Manager

Anna is working to develop an inclusive future for immigrants and refugees in the Pittsburgh region. She holds a degree in cultural anthropology and electronic art from Carnegie Mellon University and has conducted research on women’s economic self-sufficiency in rural Bolivia. She returned to Pittsburgh from New York City in November 2016 to serve with Compass AmeriCorps as an English as a Second Language and Job Placement Specialist, and then as an All for All AmeriCorps VISTA. Anna joined the team as our first full-time employee August 2018.

Contact Anna: anna@changeagency.world 

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