Workforce team tackles financial goals at fun community event

Music, food and fun — with a serious purpose — were all evident when MVI’s Workforce and Business Development Team celebrated its second “Tackle Your Financial Goals” event. Held Oct. 23 in conjunction with Gov. Tom Wolf’s recognition of “Financial $ense Week,” “Tackle Your Financial Goals” used a football theme to deliver messages about saving […]

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DCED’s Pro, Pittsburgh Presbytery honored at MVI’s community awards dinner

Nearly 200 people gathered Thursday night at the Georgetown Centre banquet facility as Mon Valley Initiative celebrated its annual dinner and community awards ceremony. Johnna A. Pro, regional director of community affairs for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, served as emcee for the evening, but was surprised when MVI presented her with […]

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October 20, 2017

Don’t fumble your finances — tackle them Oct. 23

If you feel like your financial goals are beyond your reach, you’re not alone. About half of Americans don’t have anything saved for retirement, and more than 67 percent of us don’t budget for household expenses. Almost one in 10 of us don’t even have a bank account. For the second year in a row, […]

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Homebuyer’s club: Ask a mortgage broker anything

If you know someone who’s planning to buy a house and apply for a mortgage, invite them to our next Homebuyer’s Club: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sep. 19, 2017 Mon Valley Initiative, 305 East 8th Ave., Homestead Anthony Cafardi has been helping people buy their own homes for 14 years. He’s been a real-estate agent and […]

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September 5, 2017

Braddock marks ‘new beginning’ as Civic Plaza construction goes forward

More than 100 Braddock-area residents, business owners and neighbors turned out Aug. 11 for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new Braddock Civic Plaza. Located along Braddock Avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets, the plaza — the size of a football field — will be built on a portion of the former site […]

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August 11, 2017

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We’re hard at work this summer — help keep us busy!

July 25, 2017 We hope you’re having a great summer! Even though summer is often a time to relax and slow down a bit, your MVI staff and volunteers remain hard at work. Over the past few months, your friends at MVI have: Completed work at Eisenberg’s Apartments, a 13-unit building in Monessen; Nearly completed […]

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July 26, 2017

New home takes shape in Monessen

Crews from Structural Modulars Inc. of Strattanville, Clarion County, and Disaster Restoration Services of Pittsburgh on July 24 began assembling a new home in the 900 block of Graham Avenue in Monessen. The majority of the three-bedroom, two-story house was constructed off-site and final construction will be completed by local crews in about 30 days, […]

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Employer Appreciation Breakfast celebrates workers, employer-partners

Attorney Edward Van Stevenson Jr. says he grew up wanting to be a professional basketball player. Instead, he says, the Lord had plans for him to go to work “in a court, not on a court.” Stevenson, who delivered the keynote presentation on July 21 during the Mon Valley Initiative’s 15th annual Employer Appreciation Breakfast, […]

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Job seekers invited to ‘jump start’ their careers Aug. 4

Real jobs will be available Aug. 4 for people who want to jump-start their careers. That’s the message that Mon Valley Initiative and Southwestern Pennsylvania Re-Entry Coalition are sending about their hiring event next month at the Waterfront in Homestead. “Jump Start Your Job Search” will match 11 different employers and four different job training […]

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Partners get sneak preview of new Monessen apartments

Supporters of a new Monessen apartment complex were given a sneak preview of the 13-unit building on July 13. The Eisenberg’s Apartments have been created inside the historic former department store of the same name under the guidance of the Mon Valley Initiative, which owns the building at the corner of Schoonmaker Avenue and Fourth […]

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