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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 [...]

06-6-2017  | 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 [...]

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 [...]

05-8-2017  | 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 [...]

05-2-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Chris Sandvig  |  Published in Events, News, Newsletter Archives, Policy

It’s rightly one of Pittsburgh’s hottest community development topics, and we felt that it was time that we had a discussion about what to do about it. Pittsburgh is changing at a rapid, accelerating pace. Investment of all types are reinvigorating local economies, bringing more opportunities than we’ve had in generations.  But, this makeover continues [...]

04-17-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Caley Yakemowicz  |  Published in 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!   Volunteer Coordinator VISTA: Maria Mongelluzzo Placement: Millvale Community Library   Tell us a little about yourself I grew up [...]