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07-31-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Brigid O'Hara  |  Published in News

Table of Contents Member Highlight: Fineview Citizen’s Council and Perry Hilltop Citizen’s Council Formerly Vacant Properties Used for Affordable Housing Citizen’s Bank Contribution to PCRG VISTA Spotlight: Introducing Will! July Events and Announcements Member Highlight: Perry Hilltop and Fineview Last modified on 2017-07-24 18:25:16 GMT. 0 comments. Top. 1. Organizations Partnering: Fineview Citizens Council and Perry [...]

07-28-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Caley Yakemowicz  |  Published in News

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!   Outcomes Coordinator VISTA: William Prince Placement: Work Hard Pittsburgh Tell us a little about yourself and why you chose [...]

07-26-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Caley Yakemowicz  |  Published in News

Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) recently received a contribution of $25,000 from Citizens Bank as part of the banks Citizens Helping Citizens program. Citizens Helping Citizens is focused on supporting and strengthening communities in the hopes of driving economic vitality in the region. PCRG will use the contribution for Moving Residents through Financial Education, an [...]

07-24-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Brigid O'Hara  |  Published in News

1. Organizations Partnering: Fineview Citizens Council and Perry Hilltop Citizens Council 2. Founding Date: FCC – 1983, PHCC – 1968 3. Current Staff Size: 2 full-time staff members 4. Geographic Area Served: Fineview and Perry Hilltop (Perry South) 5. Mission Statement: FCC: To develop affordable and desirable housing through public and private funds, to foster a strong sense of [...]

07-17-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in Member services, News, Programs, Resources, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

In recent months, affordable housing policy has been in both the national and local news. PCRG members and partners advocate for legislation and programs to support affordable housing, but they are also actively involved in affordable housing production. PCRG supports our members’ involvement both through research and advocacy, as well as through programs. These programs include [...]

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 [...]