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05-8-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Ernie Hogan  |  Published in Events, Members, News, Newsletter Archives

Dear reader, PCRG’s Seventh Annual Community Development Summit is rapidly approaching, and I invite you to join us and our presenters to share, learn, and reflect on CommUNITY: The Power of People in Action, this year’s theme.  We are excited to once again be joined by so many of you who come each year, now [...]

05-8-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Brigid O'Hara  |  Published in Events, Members, News, Newsletter Archives

Please join us on the first night of the Community Development Conference this year, Wednesday May 24, as we will be holding a Happy Hour event on the 17th floor of the Omni William Penn from 5:00 – 7:00 PM (or whenever the party stops!). This event presents a great opportunity to connect with community [...]

04-27-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Brigid O'Hara  |  Published in GoBurgh, Members, News, Policy

Below is PCRG’s official position on Port Authority’s Bus Rapid Transit project. PCRG has created an official statement regarding the current Bus Rapid Transit proposal. These positions were created through multiple engagements with our members and key stakeholders determining that the Core+2 option is most ideal. We acknowledge that City Planning is to be involved [...]

03-13-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Brigid O'Hara  |  Published in Members, News, Newsletter Archives

  1. Organization: Allegheny Land Trust 2. Founding Date: 1993 3. President & CEO: Chris Beichner 4. Current Staff Size: Full-time 9, Part-time 6 5. Geographic Area Served: Allegheny County, occasionally Washington County 6. Mission Statement: To serve as the lead land trust conserving and stewarding lands that support the scenic, recreational, and environmental well-being [...]

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 [...]

  If you’re interested in buying a fixer-upper and would like to learn more about a unique financing option, Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) will hold an info session for the Community Acquisition and Rehabilitation Loan (CARL) on Wednesday, February 8th from 6 – 7 PM at PCRG (1901 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219). These information sessions will [...]

10-24-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Sarah Slater  |  Published in Events, Members, News, Programs, Reimagining Communities Initiative, Resources

The Pittsburgh Blight Working Group hosted another successful Blight Bootcamp! Blight Bootcamp is a conference designed to engage and empower City of Pittsburgh residents to fight against blight in their communities. Last year’s inaugural event had overwhelmingly positive feedback. This year’s conference took place over two days, and intentionally incorporated the host neighborhood, Hazelwood, into [...]

10-17-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Brigid O'Hara  |  Published in Member services, Members, News, Partners

1. Organization: Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation 2. Founding Date: 2008 3. Executive Director: Tracey Evans Board President: Bernie Wetzel 4. Current Staff Size and Composition: Four full time staff members, one part time staff member 5. Geographic Area Served: The Borough of Wilkinsburg 6. Mission Statement: To promote the revitalization of Wilkinsburg through business & residential development; organizational & individual civic leadership; and ethnic [...]

06-16-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Kevin Boyle  |  Published in Members, News, Programs, Reimagining Communities Initiative

PCRG is excited to announce the hiring of Brittany Reno as the inaugural Executive Director for Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization (SNO). Reno, a Sharpsburg resident, holds a BA from the University of Pittsburgh with specializations in marketing, communications, corporate and community relations, and development. She joins SNO after having spent several years working at Goodwill of Southwestern [...]