Hunger Garden 2021

Representative Wheatley helps with the planting in the Hunger Garden at the Capitol

American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund

Rep. Jake Wheatley discusses federal relief recently awarded to the Pittsburgh Public Schools district.

News Conference to Legalize Adult-use Cannabis

Rep. Jake Wheatley hosts a news conference and round-table discussion to push for legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania.

Additional Support for Restaurant and Bar Industry

Rep. Jake Wheatley joins Gov. Tom Wolf and other elected officials to discuss the challenges faced by the restaurant and bar industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a new plan to provide support to the industry.

Legal Adult-use Cannabis Rally

Rep. Jake Wheatley speaks at a rally in support of legalizing Adult-use Cannabis use.

ACH Clear Pathways Groundbreaking

Rep. Jake Wheatley participates in the groundbreaking ceremony for ACH Clear Pathways to renovate the Kaufmann Center to create a permanent arts hub in the Hill District.

2020 Hunger Garden

Images from the Hunger Garden, which first broke ground in 2010 to create a garden that would provide healthy food to help those in need and raise awareness of hunger issues in Pennsylvania.

Pathways 2 Pardons

Rep. Jake Wheatley co-hosts a Pathways 2 Pardons event with Rep. Adam Ravenstahl to assist residents who want to obtain a pardon or expungement of a past criminal conviction.

African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA Power Breakfast

Rep. Jake Wheatley discusses what he is doing to help small and minority businesses at the Power Breakfast meeting of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania.

Centre Avenue Renovation Project

Rep. Jake Wheatley participates in the kickoff ceremony for the Centre Avenue Renovation Project that will restore the historic YMCA to a 73 housing unit and community space in the Hill District.

Five Freedoms For America's Children

Rep. Jake Wheatley joins US Senator Bob Casey to discuss a detailed and comprehensive national plan to transform the way government supports America’s kids.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Rep. Jake Wheatley participates in the annual event designed to decrease and ultimately eradicate HIV/AIDS in Black communities by utilizing a four-point strategy: education, testing, involvement, and treatment.

Black Hockey History Month

Rep. Jake Wheatley speaks outside the National Hockey League’s Mobile Museum to highlight the history of black hockey players during the NHL’s Black Hockey History Tour.

PA Innovation Plan Proposal

Rep. Jake Wheatley speaks at a press event at Mill 19 at Hazelwood Green after Governor Tom Wolf announced a new Innovation Plan making the commonwealth a national competitor in attracting and retaining entrepreneurs and startups through strategic funding and community support.

Spirit of King Award Ceremony

Rep. Jake Wheatley delivers remarks at the 2020 Spirit of King Award Ceremony, an annual event to recognize lives dedicated to the service of others.

Pathways 2 Pardons

Rep. Jake Wheatley hosts a Pathways 2 Pardons event.

Keystone State ChalleNGe Academy

Rep. Jake Wheatley joins the PA DMVA to announce the formation of the Keystone State ChalleNGe Academy. The academy will work with youth ages 16-18 and provide them with an opportunity to get back on track academically and socially, giving them a second chance to succeed.

Prison Gerrymandering Press Event

Rep. Jake Wheatley joins fellow legislators in speaking out against prison gerrymandering, which counts people where they are imprisoned and not where they're from, which distorts populations and takes away representation from urban areas.

2019 Veterans Resouce Fair

Rep. Jake Wheatley hosts a Veterans Resource Fair.

BRiDGE Check Presentation

Rep. Jake Wheatley attends a check presentation hosted by the Bridge Educational Foundation at St. Benedict the Moor School.

Charter School Reform Press Event

Rep. Jake Wheatley joins Governor Tom Wolf and other elected officials at a press event to discuss Charter School Reform.

Pathways 2 Pardons

Rep. Jake Wheatley hosts a Pathways 2 Pardons event.

Roundtable Discussion on the Financial Future of Pennsylvanians

Rep. Jake Wheatley hosts a House Democratic Policy Committee roundtable discussion on the financial future of Pennsylvanians.

John Woods House

Photos of the John Woods House in Pittsburgh

2019 Police Accountability Rally

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, joined other lawmakers and hundreds of community members, organizers and activists to call for the legislature to pass police accountability measures.

SCI Pittsburgh Community Meeting

Rep. Jake Wheatley speaks at a community meeting regarding the process of the sale of SCI Pittsburgh.

2019 Hunger Garden opening

Rep. Jake Wheatley and members of the bi-partisan hunger caucus gathered on May 7 to open the Capitol's Hunger Garden for planting. The garden is designed to raise awareness of, and vegetables for, those in need.

Police Accountability Press Conference

State Rep. Jake Wheatley joined other lawmakers in April 2019 to introduce legislation to increase training and accountability for police departments in Pennsylvania.

10th Annual Golden Luncheon

Rep. Jake Wheatley hosts his 10th annual Golden Luncheon.

Rally for after-school programs in Pennsylvania

Rep. Wheatley joins advocates in calling for after-school programs in Pennsylvania on March 27, 2019

MWDBE Day in Harrisburg 2019

On March 18, 2019, state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, hosted an event in Harrisburg to celebrate and promote minority, women and disadvantaged businesses (MWDBE) in Pennsylvania.

Scholarship dollars go to Pittsburgh families

On Friday, Sept. 28 I joined colleagues, educators and students for a terrific event at St. Benedict the Moor School, in Pittsburgh. The Bridge Educational Foundation, with support from Braskem, Grane Healthcare, UnitedHealthcare and Waste Management, donated $38,000 in scholarship money to Pittsburgh families.

6th Annual Health and Wellness Weekend

Rep. Jake Wheatley hosts his 6th annual Health and Wellness Weekend with a Community Appreciation Day and Health Expo.

9th Annual Golden Luncheon

Rep. Jake Wheatley hosts his 9th annual Golden Luncheon.

#MWDBE Press Conference

Rep. Jake Wheatley, the Democratic chairman of the House Finance Committee, hosts a news conference as part of his Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise event.

Wheatley Honors Advocates for African-American Students Group

Rep. Jake Wheatley hosts the 25th anniversary honoring the Advocates for African-American Students, a grassroots community group organized in 1990 in response to the dismal plight of African-American students within the Pittsburgh public school district, and to recognize their decades’ long fight and the anniversary of the complaint waged 25 years ago.

2017 Health Expo

Rep. Jake Wheatley hosts his Health Expo as part of his 5th annual Health and Wellness Weekend.

15th Annual Community Day Celebration

Rep. Jake Wheatley hosts his annual Community Day Celebration.

8th Annual Golden Luncheon

Rep. Jake Wheatley hosts his 8th annual Golden Luncheon, bringing seniors from the 19th legislative district together to celebrate and recognize all they do for the area, and provide them with information dealing with senior-citizen issues.

Peace and Justice Initiative Report Findings

Rep. Jake Wheatley speaks at a Pittsburgh Black Elected Officials Coalition event where the PBEOC released their Peace and Justice Initiative report on the state of African American affairs for city's residents.

Senior visits

Rep. Wheatley recently visited and talked with seniors at Brighton Place, Brighton Heights, Arch Court and West Park.

Afterschool Advocacy Day at the State Capitol - May 2015

Rep. Wheatley welcomed advocates for afterschool programs to the State Capitol on May 5, 2015.

Celebrating April as Jazz Month Press Conference and Concert

Press conference and concert to celebrate April as Jazz Month in Pennsylvania.

2015 Golden Luncheon and Senior Fair

6th Annual Golden Luncheon and Senior Fair at Point Park University

Meeting Mahlon Fink

Meeting Mahlon Fink, who fought in 1945 at the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.