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Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group’s Seventh Annual Community Development Summit is rapidly approaching. On May 24-25, join passionate, innovative community and economic development leaders from all sectors as we explore efforts to build and sustain healthy, vibrant, and inclusive communities. Leveraging “commUNITY: The Power of People in Action”, sessions and workshops this year will examine how people take concepts, build support, and put them into action.  It’s evident that, community development leaders across the spectrum want to know how to smartly effect change, in every area that impacts our communities and their people. Therefore, we want to break the cycle of triage management in an effort to create true wealth and opportunity for Pittsburgh communities city and countywide.

While our keynotes provide a broad contextual frame for discussion, our sessions and mobile tours are the setting where more intimate conversation can take place.  Most of the sessions include speakers from a variety of fields. Nonprofit professionals, government employees, consultants, architects, activists, and community leaders come together around the same table to share their experiences. Our sessions and mobile workshops present case studies and practical toolkits that inspire change across the region.

Some of the exciting sessions attendees can look forward to include:

  • From Ideas to Action: From the White House to the Community – My Brother’s Keeper
  • Public Sector Partnerships: Using Zoning Ordinances as Tools for Community Preservation and Economic Development
  • Organizing Across Boundaries: Creating Win-Win Partnerships with Landlords
  • Advancing Equitable Development:  Bridging Differences in Access to Capital

PCRG will also host its annual Membership Meeting during the 2017 Community Development Summit; serving nearly 700,000 people of southwestern Pennsylvania’s urban core, PCRG membership is comprised of over 60 member organizations consisting of community development corporations, community based organizations and various tier two service groups.  Pittsburgh’s community development leaders will gather to celebrate their shared successes through respective membership organizations, and discuss current & ongoing opportunities and challenges presented throughout the development field.  This year’s agenda will also include introducing this year’s keynote summit speakers, election of 2017-2019 Board Members and the ratification of the 2017-2018 policy agenda including popular topics such as the Housing Opportunity Fund, the Pittsburgh Land Bank, federal Neighborhood Assistance Programming and more.

 

The full schedule and list of sessions can be found online at the PCRG Summit website. Registration is open until May 17, register online now!

Brigid O'Hara

Member Engagement Coordinator & Communications Coordinator at Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group
Originally from Pittsburgh, Brigid briefly left to study Political Science - concentrating on US National Government - Education, and Studio Arts at the College of Wooster, located in the quaint town of Wooster, OH. During a summer stint in England, Brigid changed it up and studied UK Politics, adding to her understanding of government systems. Brigid is thrilled to be back in her hometown and is ready to take her knowledge and use it throughout PCRG’s programs. You can find Brigid hiking around Pittsburgh’s great outdoors, at any event with free music and food, or reading on her front porch.