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02-14-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Brigid O'Hara  |  Published in News

Table of Contents Member Highlight: Washington Citywide Development Corporation February Summit News: Call for Proposals Deadline Extended to February 24! February CBCC Meeting: Community Growth Fund VISTA Spotlight: Introducing Rosie! Pittsburgh Land Bank Policies and Procedures Released! Pittsburgh Climate Initiative: Climate Action Plan February Events and Announcements Member Highlight: Washington Citywide Development Corp. Last modified [...]

02-14-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Kathryn Schlesinger  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives, Policy

Over the last couple of years, the Pittsburgh Climate Initiative group, made up of institutions, nonprofits, City and County government officials, and the business community, has re-convened in order to collaborate, create, and develop the third iteration of the Climate Action Plan (PCAP 3.0) for the City of Pittsburgh. Overall, the goal of the climate [...]

02-14-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Brigid O'Hara  |  Published in News

PCRG Events February Member Mingle Wednesday , February 15 6:00 – 7:30 PM [The Library Bar - 2304 East Carson St.] d March MBCC Meeting Tuesday, March 7 9:00 – 11:00 AM [BNY Mellon] j CARL Information Session Wednesday, March 8 6:00 – 7:30 PM [PCRG Office] g VPWG Meeting Friday, March 10 9:00 – [...]

02-13-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in News

PCRG staff are working hard on bringing the 2017 Summit to life! This year’s theme, CommUNITY: The Power of People in Action, focuses on real, actionable, holistic solutions to persistent problems that make the not-so-usual suspects part of our team. As always, the heart of our Summit is the sessions submitted by community development practitioners from across the [...]

02-10-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in News, Policy, Vacant Property Working Group (VPWG)

On February 10, 2017, the Pittsburgh Land Bank Board of Directors released the long-awaited Policies and Procedures draft. The draft document can be read in full and in a summarized version on the Pittsburgh Land Bank (PLB) website. The PLB Board encourages all interested parties in the City of Pittsburgh to read and submit feedback both [...]

02-9-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Caley Yakemowicz  |  Published in Member services, 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! l Outreach VISTA: Rosalie Evans   i Placement Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group l Tell us a little about yourself I [...]

02-6-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Kathryn Schlesinger  |  Published in Banking, Members, News, Newsletter Archives, Policy

On February 6, PCRG held the first quarter Community Banker Collaborative Council (CBCC) meeting of 2017. This meeting was a great opportunity to have Walter Burlack, PCRG’s Community Growth Fund Executive Director, give a presentation to inform our bank partners and community group members about the Community Growth Fund (CGF) products currently being offered and [...]

02-6-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Brigid O'Hara  |  Published in Members, News, Newsletter Archives, Reimagining Communities Initiative

1. Organization: City of Washington Citywide Community Development Corporation 2. Founding Date: 2011 3. Executive Director: Christy Bean Rowing; Board President: Marie Montecalvo 4. Current Staff Size and Composition: Staff of 1 with the energy and enthusiasm of 10! 5. Geographic Area Served: The City of Washington, PA 6. Mission Statement: To support and improve the lives of the residents of Washington, develop and employ an [...]

01-18-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Brigid O'Hara  |  Published in News

Table of Contents Passage of Housing Opportunity Fund Legislation Introducing Our VISTA Program! CARL Monthly Information Sessions PCRG’s Property Aquisition Program Closes on Six Houses PCRG Summit: Call for Proposals Pittsburgh Land Bank Prepares to Release Policies and Procedures January Events and Announcements Passage of Housing Opportunity Fund Legislation Last modified on 2017-01-18 17:22:16 GMT. [...]

01-10-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Caley Yakemowicz  |  Published in News, Newsletter Archives

VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) was founded in 1965 as a national service program to make an impact on the fight against poverty in the United States. In 1993, VISTA was brought into the AmeriCorps network of national service programs creating AmeriCorps VISTA. PCRG and its four subsidiary sites (Economic Development South, Millvale Community [...]