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06-22-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Brigid O'Hara  |  Published in News

Table of Contents Seventh Annual PCRG Summit is a Success! Member Highlight: A+ Schools VISTA Spotlight: Introducing Jess! Awards Presented at Summit Evening Reception City’s Capital Budget Deliberative Forum Delivers on Quality, not Quantity Introducing PCRG’s Newly Elected Board Members PCRG VISTAs Attend Main Streets Conference PCRG Staff Attends People and Places Conference June Events [...]

06-20-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Brigid O'Hara  |  Published in Members, News, Newsletter Archives

1. Organization: A+ Schools 2. Founding Date: 2004 3. Executive Director: James Fogarty 4. Current Staff Size: Full-time 6, Part-time 1 5. Geographic Area Served: City of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh’s traditional and charter public schools) 6. Mission Statement: A+ Schools is a community force advancing the highest educational achievement and character development for every public school student. A+ Schools’ vision is [...]

06-16-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Alix Levy  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives, Policy, Programs

In anticipation of the adoption of Mayor Peduto’s proposed capital budget, the City’s Office of Community Affairs hosted two deliberative forums, one in Brookline on June 8th, and one in Shadyside on June 14th. Deliberative forums give citizens the ability brainstorm and discuss issues with policy makers and one another, and provides a more participatory [...]

06-10-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Caley Yakemowicz  |  Published in Events, News, Newsletter Archives

Pictured above: Angela Rye, CEO of IMPACT Strategies. Angela is also a Political Commentator for CNN and a Political Analyst for NPR. k Our AmeriCorps VISTA members, PULSE Fellow, and staff attended the People & Places 2017 Conference in Arlington, Virginia this month. People & Places is the only national peer-learning event specifically for community [...]

06-7-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in News

Since being founded in 1988, PCRG has taken the time each year to recognize financial institutions, nonprofit groups, and individuals that positively impact their communities. That annual awards luncheon has now transformed into our two-day Summit. However, each year we still take the time to recognize individuals and groups from the Greater Pittsburgh Region who [...]

06-6-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Alyssa Lyon  |  Published in Members, News, Newsletter Archives

During this year’s 7th Annual Community Development Summit, PCRG membership ratified the election of its newly elected board members.  These delegates will go on to serve PCRG for the 2017-2019 term.  Please meet our new board members below:     Chris Koch joined Design Center Pittsburgh in July 2012 and currently serves as Chief Executive [...]

06-3-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Caley Yakemowicz  |  Published in Members, News, Newsletter Archives

For the next few months, we will be introducing the PCRG community to our latest AmeriCorps VISTAs. Get to know our cohort as each member will be featured on our blog and in our newsletter!   Safety & Housing Initiatives VISTA: Jessica Durkin Placement: Economic Development South Tell us a little about yourself and why [...]

06-1-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in Events, News

The 2017 Community Development Summit has come and gone. On behalf of PCRG, thank you to all of our supporters. Whether you presented, volunteered, sponsored, or attended, you made our Summit a success. But don’t take our word for it! Here’s some of the feedback we got from attendees: “The Summit was amazing as always.” “I [...]

05-25-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Caley Yakemowicz  |  Published in Events, News, Newsletter Archives

Our AmeriCorps VISTA members had the pleasure of attending the Main Street Now Conference alongside PCRG staff this year. The National Main Street Center, Inc. (NMSC) is a membership-based nonprofit organization focused on revitalizing historic downtowns and creating people-centered places that will increase investment, which will in turn create jobs and sense of pride for [...]

05-9-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Brigid O'Hara  |  Published in News

Table of Contents Letter to the Community From PCRG’s Executive Director Ernie Hogan Our Region’s State of Inclusive Community and Economic Development: Where ARE We Going? 2017 Summit Overview and Annual Membership Meeting Mobile Workshops Offer Close-up Views of Some of the City’s Most Recent Community Initiatives Summit Highlights Best Practices from Across the Nation [...]