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11-30-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Adrie Fells  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives

Table of Contents City Council to Vote on the Land Bank Policies and Procedures PCRG Welcomes Executive Fellow Justin Belton Member Highlight: Bonafide Bellevue (BIGr) Submit Your Session Proposals for the 2018 Summit! City Council to Vote on the Land Bank Policies and Procedures Last modified on 2017-11-28 16:16:58 GMT. 0 comments. Top. Two weeks [...]

11-30-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sabreena Woods  |  Published in Members, News

PCRG was pleased to place our spotlight on Bonafide Bellevue, the community development corporation that has been at the forefront of revitalization efforts in Bellevue. Kathy Coder, president of the organization, provided PCRG with a great deal of insight on what is taking place in Bellevue and the best things this town has to offer. [...]

11-28-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in Events, Members, News, Policy, Programs

The winter is here, and with winter comes our annual tradition: seeking speakers for our Community Development Summit in the spring! PCRG’s 2018 Community Development Summit will take place May 15-16, 2018 and we are seeking outstanding sessions on all topics relating to community development. Our sessions in the past have covered everything from land [...]

11-27-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in News, Policy, Resources, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

Two weeks ago, on Tuesday, November 14, the House Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing entitled A Progress Report on PA Land Banks at the Five-Year Mark. Witnesses testified to the accomplishments of land banks across the state. The hearing provided an opportunity for reflection; while much has been accomplished, land banking in Pittsburgh is still more theoretical [...]

11-6-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan, News, Partners, Programs

Justin has been at PCRG since September 18th, working as an Executive Ally through CORO Pittsburgh’s Public Allies program. Justin is currently developing both a capitalization plan as well as a communication plan for the Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan (CARL). He is working closely with both PCRG’s Executive Director as well as Walter Burlack, [...]

10-26-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Adrie Fells  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives

Table of Contents BlastPoint Brings Big Data to Pittsburgh Nonprofits Rail~Volution 2017: PCRG Staff Takes on Denver Improve the Vue 2017 Welcome, Sheena Carroll! Welcome, Aaron Salituro! BlastPoint Brings Big Data to Pittsburgh Nonprofits Last modified on 2017-10-26 18:43:04 GMT. 0 comments. Top. Small and large nonprofits alike can, at times, find working with data [...]

10-26-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Alix Levy  |  Published in News

Small and large nonprofits alike can, at times, find working with data a difficult and mystifying chore. As pools of funding for nonprofits continue to shrink, proving your efficacy and reach becomes increasingly important. Collecting, visualizing, and forecasting data well can give you an edge, both in securing funding and improving your organization’s decision-making. One [...]

10-26-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Kathryn Schlesinger  |  Published in Events, News

Figure 1: Lindsay Angelo (CONNECT), Kathryn Schlesinger (PCRG), Caley Yakemowicz (PCRG), and Chris Sandvig (PCRG) from left to right. From September 17-21, PCRG staff – including Chris Sandvig, Kathryn Schlesinger, and Caley Yakemowicz – attended the Rail~Volution Conference in Denver, Colorado. Over the course of the week in the Mile High City, staff had the [...]

10-26-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sabreena Woods  |  Published in Members, News

Located just outside the city of Pittsburgh, Bellevue, a town boasting a population of fewer than 9,000, is experiencing a collective involvement of community members with ideas and actions focused around the town’s revival. One of the goals of community leaders has been to maintain Bellevue’s historic and architectural charm while also making it attractive [...]

10-25-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Caley Yakemowicz  |  Published in Members, 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! Sheena Carroll is an AmeriCorps VISTA working with Millvale Community Library. Placement: Millvale Community Library Tell us a little about yourself: [...]