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Our CEO | Community Living & Support Services

Our CEO

Al Condeluci has been an advocate, a catalyst for building community capacities, and leader in understanding social culture since 1970. Born and raised in the steel town of Pittsburgh, PA, still making his home there, Al received his Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Youngstown State University, his Masters in Social Work and Ph.D. in Education from the University of Pittsburgh. Since 1973, he has worked as an attendant, caseworker, advocate, planner, program director and now, CEO of his organization, CLASS. CLASS has created a family of corporations and is dedicated to its mission - working toward a community where each belongs. CLASS, under Al's leadership, has grown to become the third largest disability specific agency in Southwestern PA. CLASS was listed in the 50 "Best Places to Work" in Allegheny County, PA in 2007 and 2011.

Along with his work at CLASS, Al is associated with the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work and School of Health and Rehabilitation Science and Robert Morris University Graduate School of Business. In these academic roles Al teaches, supervises students, and serves as advisor and consultant.

Al has emerged as a national leader and consultant on human services and community issues. In 2009, Al received the Frieda Shapiro Medal for exemplary leadership in nonprofit management.  Dr. Condeluci was also honored with the Award for Public Policy by the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS) at the Ninth Annual Conference on Brain Injury in 2011. He speaks annually to national and international audiences reaching some 15,000 people each year. His books can be found here and have won praises and awards for their thoughtful approach to culture and community and are now used at many colleges, universities and in-service settings.  Al has also launched a blog discussing his ideas on social capital, culture, and the disability community, which can be found at http://alcondeluci.com/blog.

Recently, Al recorded several videos on the CLASS YouTube Channel. 

Along with his professional activities, Al is involved in a variety of civic volunteer roles. He is on the board of the Southwest PA Partnership for Aging, The Advisory Committee of Hattie Larlham Service System and the immediate past chairman of the PA Statewide TBI Advisory Board.
 
Al has lived his entire life on the family homestead of "Condeluci Hill." Settled in 1917 by his grandfather, Antonio and honed by his father, mother, uncles and aunts, "Condeluci Hill" is currently home to 15 families and was featured in LIFE MAGAZINE (Aug, 1996). Al still lives on the "hill" with his wife Liz, children Dante, Gianna and Santino and some 45 other members of the Condeluci family.
 
If you wish to find out more information about Al and CLASS, visit Al's personal wesbite.