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Reimagining Communities Initiative

09-22-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Adrie Fells  |  Published in News, Reimagining Communities Initiative

In 2009, President Barack Obama and Congress joined together to pass bi-partisan national service legislation which transformed September 11th into a day of service. From this legislation came September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, a recognized day of service for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). CNCS is the federal agency [...]

02-6-2017  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  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 [...]

11-16-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in

  With twenty-seven best practices, a case study, and a decision-making flowchart, this publication is an essential and practical read for anyone involved with a community-based organization interested to see how their work compares to others in the field and learn something new. Written as part of a suite of research produced by PCRG’s AmeriCorps [...]

11-16-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in

  With thirty-eight best practices, three case studies, and two fundraising tools, this publication is an essential and practical read for anyone involved with a community-based organization interested to see how their work compares to others in the field and learn something new. Written as part of a suite of research produced by PCRG’s AmeriCorps [...]

11-16-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in

  With nineteen best practices, two case studies, and two leadership development tools, this publication is an essential and practical read for anyone involved with a community-based organization interested to see how their work compares to others in the field and learn something new. Written as part of a suite of research produced by PCRG’s [...]

11-1-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Alyssa Lyon  |  Published in News, Reimagining Communities Initiative

We did it!  On November 8, 2016, Gladstone Community Partnership, LLC, a subsidiary of Hazelwood Initiative, Inc., purchased the Gladstone Middle School after more than a year of engagement, advocacy, and planning around this large and transformative site on Hazelwood Avenue. For 15 years, Gladstone School in Hazelwood sat silent on the bluff overlooking a [...]

10-24-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  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 [...]

10-12-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Programs, Reimagining Communities Initiative

We’re excited to share the news of several new businesses opening in Sharpsburg, including Dancing Gnome Brewery, Art in Motion Dance Studio, The Young in You Salon, and the Body Soul Wellness Center. Next time you venture into the small town along the Allegheny River, be sure to check them all out.   More information [...]

10-7-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Admin  |  Published in News, Reimagining Communities Initiative

Applications are still being accepted for two AmeriCorps VISTA Member positions and one VISTA Leader position to serve under PCRG’s Reimagining Communities Initiative. These positions are a great opportunity for individuals seeking to gain valuable full-time professional experience in community development while positively impacting neighborhoods through a year of service. In addition to a living allowance, VISTA [...]

09-16-2016  | 0 Comments  |  by Alyssa Lyon  |  Published in News, Reimagining Communities Initiative

Since January 2015, PCRG’s Reimagining Communities Initiative has worked with residents and community organizations in Hazelwood on a variety of projects. This September, several of those long-running projects have been completed. Gladstone School Project On September 13th, the Hazelwood Initiative and Center of Life convened members of the community for an update on the status [...]