Upcoming Events and Projects
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Join us at our next Community Gathering!
Date: Tuesday, March 26th!
Location: The Pittsburgh Project, 2801 N. Charles St. 15214
Doors at 5:30pm
Meeting starts at 6:00pm
Do you rent? Own your home? This month’s meeting will highlight the Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF), inclusionary zoning, and other housing practices. Vethina Tercias will present on resources available and new advancements with the HOF. Ed Nusser will introduce concepts and answer questions related to inclusionary zoning and community land trusts.
Last month we highlighted the progress our working groups. We have established three working groups that are designed to have a significant community impact: Housing, Education, and Events. Community members will get a chance to learn more about the function of each group and how things have been going so far.
Carla Arnold | Community Engagement Specialist
Carla, a life-long Pittsburgher, began volunteering with our organization after being motivated at a community meeting in 2017. She has been surveying our community for over a year and recently joined our staff as the Community Engagement Specialist with AmeriCorps VISTA. Before joining us, Carla worked at Central Blood Bank for 25 years as a Special Products Aphaeresis Recruiter. She obtained an Associate’s degree in Social Sciences at Community College of Allegheny County.
Jehosha Wright | Community Outreach Coordinator
We would like to welcome the newest member of our team, Jehosha Wright. Jehosha has spent much of his professional career working in the nonprofit sector. He believes that communities and its members should have access to opportunities and resources that will allow the community to flourish. Jehosha formerly worked as Director of Program Development at The Door Campaign, Site Manager with Youthplaces, and Therapist with The Program for Offenders. He earned his undergraduate degree at Carlow University in 2015, and his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Duquesne University in 2018.
Jehosha will build meaningful and strategic relationships with neighbors, organize community meetings and events, coordinate our millennial board, and manage communications in order to further the goals of our Community Plan.
Here’s a great way to get youth involved in the community development process! Our millennial board gives youth the opportunity to meet 1-3 times per month, do community projects, go on field trips, eat food, and develop personal and professional skills. Learn more here
Thank you for attending our Holiday Party and Volunteer Appreciation Potluck!
Members of our community celebrated the accomplishments of the past year and honored the volunteers who made them possible!
More photos here
Our Holiday Party was highlighted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Click here to read.
Step Challenge 2018
Thanks to everyone who attended the 2018 Step Challenge. The event was great! We had 115 people registered to participate, plus more runners such as doggy friends! More than 30 volunteers help direct runners along the route. Everyone had fun! Learn more about the Step Challenge at our Step Challenge Page.
Check out the plan!
Click HERE to see the Community Plan.
Fill out our Community Survey!
Click HERE to fill out the community survey.