Winnie wishes you a Merry Christmas!, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from NathanC835’s photostream There are many in our community that are in need–and it’s felt the hardest during the holiday season. You can help families in the Pittsburgh area by accepting Charlie Batch’s challenge and help him stuff a giant, inflatable present with […]
“Stuffed With Love” provides free, hot, and delicious traditional Thanksgiving Day meals to people who really need them. On Thanksgiving morning, Pittsburgh Police Officers and volunteers deliver these much needed meals to those who apply. Last year–with the support of the Rotary Club of Bethel-St. Clair–the program served over 3,000 hot Thanksgiving Day Dinners to needy Pittsburgh families and seniors.
A study by the Washington, D.C.-based Urban Institute and funded by the Heinz Endowments found that because of longstanding structural barriers, Pittsburgh has been overlooking the assets and potential of African American men in the region. Many of these men face real obstacles when trying to access employment opportunities or when they try to obtain development support for business. The report analyzed these structural barriers and has come up with recommendations for government, business and philanthropic sectors to help ensure that black men are included in our region’s efforts to create a more innovative and sustainable economy.
On Friday, November 6th, you have the opportunity to watch art being created and then bid on that very art the same night! RawDraw is a high-impact drawing event happening at Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center in East Deutschtown. Over 40 local artists have been invited to create original works before your eyes, which will then be sold via a silent auction.
The ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) is a “living fossil”–meaning that it’s similar to a species which is otherwise known only from fossils and has no close living relative. The ginkgo tree species in particular dates back some 270 million years. The tree is native to China, where some trees planted at temples are believed to be over 1,500 years old! Ginkgos adapt remarkably well to the urban environment–tolerating pollution and confined soil spaces–which is why they are widely planted along many city streets. Ginkgos have various uses in traditional medicine and as a source of food.
Whether you travel by car, bus/T, ridesharing, taxi, bike or walking, we all use our streets, roads, and sidewalks and we all should have a say in the future of transportation in our region. So far, over 20,000 of you have taken the “Make My Trip Count” survey, which is a first-of-its-kind effort to learn how commuters in the Pittsburgh region travel to work and to school. If you still haven’t participated, you have about 24 hours left to make your voice heard!
The Young Preservationists Association of Pittsburgh’s (YPA) slogan is Give life to history®. Representing younger voices in historic preservation, they use community engagement and education to advocate for the preservation of historic sites and structures in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Each year, they release their list of “Top Ten Preservation Opportunities.” Over the course of a decade, they’ve had many successes including the Dormont Pool, Connellsville Aaron’s Building, and the Cork Factory in the Strip District.
In July, we wrote about Neighborhood Allies’ grassroots effort to recruit leaders for their Community Leadership Forum. The forum will not only give residents an opportunity to have their voices heard, but have the power to influence change, gain exposure to community leaders, have access to capital and input on grant allocation, attend professional development workshops, and get experience in community development. The group will also contribute to Neighborhood Allies gaining a more well-rounded understanding of their target neighborhoods by giving them the awareness, experiences, and knowledge of everyday neighborhood leaders.
The Greater Pittsburgh Interfaith Coalition (GPIC) was formed to build bridges of trust, understanding, cooperation and respect, especially at the neighborhood level, in the Greater Pittsburgh region. GPIC’s mission is to serve as a model of interfaith harmony. Committee members represent various faiths and organizations that have a strong belief in interfaith dialogue. On Sunday, October 25, they will present a panel discussion, “Exploring Compassion Through Multi-faith Lenses” at Carlow University.
PITTSBURGH, PA (October 14, 2015) Joining Federal Transit Administration Regional Administrator Terry Garcia-Crews and other partners, Mayor William Peduto today ceremonially relaunched the East Liberty Station on the Martin Luther King, Jr East Busway after undergoing a significant reconstruction.