13 Feb

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 industry. Due to overwhelming interest, we’ve decided to postpone our Call for Proposals deadline to February 24 to allow time for additional proposal submissions. Thank you to all those who have submitted proposals and who are planning to submit. You can submit proposals for workshops and mobile tours at our online form here.

At our Summit, we honor those who have made a significant difference in community development, including organizations, individuals, and the financial partners that support our work. Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their work in community development? Award nominations open March 8, 2017!  Read more about our past awardees on our Summit website.

Lauren Connelly Award

Interested in supporting the Summit? Our website has just been updated to include sponsorship and advertising forms. If you’ve supported us in the past, sponsorship and advertising forms should be arriving soon to your office. We rely on the generosity of our sponsors and advertisers to put on the premier regional convening of community development professionals, students, activists, and community members. PCRG also partners with foundations to give scholarships to those who would not otherwise be able to attend. Contact Sarah Slater at sslater@pcrg.org with any questions or to inquire about sponsoring scholarships.

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Sarah Slater

Program Coordinator, Land Use at Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group
Having grown up in the Pittsburgh area, Sarah left to study Business Administration and International Development at Houghton College, located in rural Western NY. She is thrilled to be back in the City and is eager to work with PCRG members to foster the growth of the region. Sarah is a passionate cook and loves exploring the multitude of ethnic grocery stores and farmers' markets that Pittsburgh has to offer.