Tag: Happenings

Mayor William Peduto and Shade Tree Commission Schedule Tree Giveaway

Mayor William Peduto and Shade Tree Commission Schedule Tree Giveaway

Free Dogwood seedlings available on Earth Day, April 22

Next Tuesday — Earth Day — the City of Pittsburgh will give away free trees during an event on the City-County Building Portico.

Celebrate the Season at the Union Project’s “Spring Thing”

Celebrate the Season at the Union Project’s “Spring Thing”

It’s probably a safe bet to say that most Pittsburghers hope we’ve seen the last snowflake and are ready to celebrate the changing of the seasons. If you’re ready to jump into Spring, come on out to the Union Project’s “Spring Thing” on April 25th and 26th.

Apply for a Scholarship to the 4th Annual Community Development Summit in Pittsburgh

Apply for a Scholarship to the 4th Annual Community Development Summit in Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) advocates for equitable policies and adequate resources to build vibrant and strong urban neighborhoods. As part of PCRG’s mission, they will be presenting the 4th Annual Community Development Summit in Pittsburgh on May 14th and 15th. The summit brings together community and economic development professionals, lenders, public officials, developers, planners, and others–more than 500 in all–who care about building and sustaining healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities.

Mayor William Peduto Kicks Off Pittsburgh Affordable Care Act Enrollment Push

Mayor William Peduto Kicks Off Pittsburgh Affordable Care Act Enrollment Push

Mayor William Peduto and U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle will hold a press conference on Tuesday, March 18, in Homewood to kick off the final drive for Affordable Care Act enrollment.

Let’s Have a South Pittsburgh Summit!

Let’s Have a South Pittsburgh Summit!

Coro’s Next Neighborhood Leaders program helps to identify community challenges and the leadership qualities needed to navigate those challenges successfully. The new emerging leaders collaborate on projects that will create a more thriving local community. Each year Coro conducts these programs in a different local community. First in 2010 in Pittsburgh’s Hill District/Uptown neighborhoods, and then, in Pittsburgh’s Northside in 2012. The Next Neighborhood Leaders program is now working in South Pittsburgh.

Enter Urban Innovation21′s Homewood Small Business Grant Competition

Enter Urban Innovation21′s Homewood Small Business Grant Competition

Last month, we wrote about Urban Innovation21′s Small Business Grant Competition for Hill District residents (which you can still apply to win). This month, they have started their grant competition which aims to assist a wide range of entrepreneurs who reside and/or operate a small for profit business in Homewood. Urban Innovation21 sponsors these grants because they believe that entrepreneurship is the engine to boost regional development.

Become a Citiparks Lifeguard

Become a Citiparks Lifeguard

If you are a certified lifeguard or are interested in obtaining certification, the Citiparks Aquatics Division is looking for you. They are currently recruiting lifeguards for the 2014 summer season. Lifeguards must be City of Pittsburgh residents and at least 16 years of age by May 30, 2014. The starting pay rate is $8.82 an hour. If you are interested in working as a lifeguard for Citiparks, please contact the Aquatic Division Office at 412-323-7928.

Still A Few Spots Left For Learn-to-Curl Classes This Sunday!

Still A Few Spots Left For Learn-to-Curl Classes This Sunday!

Have the Sochi Winter Olympics piqued your curiosity about the sport of curling? Did you know there is a Pittsburgh Curling Club? Well, now’s a great time to have a “Curling Experience.” Citiparks and the Pittsburgh Curling Club have partnered to host a one-day curling extravaganza on Sunday, February 16th at the Schenley Park Skating Rink. There will be a day of 30-minute curling classes each half hour between 2:00 and 5:30 PM. The price is $15, but you’ll need to act fast to preregister for a class before all the slots are filled!

Mayor Announces Application Period for Spring Civic Leadership Academy Class

Mayor Announces Application Period for Spring Civic Leadership Academy Class

Mayor William Peduto announced that applications for the spring 2014 Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) are now available. Pittsburgh residents and business owners are invited to apply to this free 10-week course to learn about City government. The CLA meets every Wednesday evening from March 26 to May 28, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Applications are available online at http://pittsburghpa.gov/servepgh/cla/application?m=application and must be submitted by March 7.

Something for Everyone: Dozens of Volunteer Opportunities!

Something for Everyone: Dozens of Volunteer Opportunities!

No matter where your interest lies, there’s a volunteer opportunity out there to match it. Pittsburgh Cares gathers dozens and dozens of volunteer opportunities from their regional nonprofit partners and lists them on their website. They make it easy for anyone to volunteer by allowing you to search by date through their calendar, or by keyword, or by proximity, or various other criteria.