Now hiring: Workforce development specialist and financial coach

The Mon Valley Initiative is hiring a Workforce Development Specialist & Financial Coach. Annual Salary Range:  $30,000-$40,000 SUMMARY:  The general mission of the position is to work with clients enrolled in the MVI Workforce and Business Development Program to assist them in finding and retaining employment; and also providing these clients with elementary financial education […]

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Start-up businesses invited to free workshop June 27

Owners of existing businesses as well as people interested in starting their own business are being invited to a free workshop to discuss the opportunities and challenges involved. The free business financing workshop will be held at 6 p.m. June 27 at 501 Braddock Ave., Braddock. It’s being sponsored by Dollar Bank and Mon Valley […]

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New state-level effort is designed to help ex-offenders live productive lives

Workforce specialists from Mon Valley Initiative on Monday joined colleagues from across Pennsylvania at the formation of a new state-level effort to help former prisoners successfully re-integrate with society. The meeting in Harrisburg was part of the announcement by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and state Attorney General Josh Shapiro of the newly created Pennsylvania Reentry […]

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New tenants sign lease for restaurant in Braddock

As Patrick Shattuck, real estate and community outreach director for Mon Valley Initiative, looks on, Miriam Strong and Fernando Espejel get ready to sign a lease for their new restaurant in the historic Braddock Free Press building. Along with Maria Delpilar, Espejel and Strong operate Brassero Grill, a successful and popular food truck serving tacos, […]

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Job placement help available Friday in East Pittsburgh

Are you or someone you know unemployed? Or maybe you’re under-employed and need a better job? East Pittsburgh area residents who find themselves in that situation can get free, confidential help from 1 to 2:30 p.m. this Friday (Feb. 17) at the East Pittsburgh Food Pantry, 506 Bessemer Ave. Gail Bachy, workforce development coordinator for […]

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February 13, 2017

It’s #GivingTuesday — how does your gift go to work at MVI?

The day after “Cyber Monday” has been dubbed “Giving Tuesday,” and Mon Valley Initiative, along with other charitable groups, is participating. If you are thinking about making a year-end charitable contribution, we’d appreciate it. You can donate to MVI in one of three ways … Give directly to MVI, via our website, using a credit […]

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Tackle your financial problems Oct. 10 — with help from MVI

Fall means football. It also means finishing up leftover tasks before the end of the year. So why not tackle your financial problems this fall? The Mon Valley Initiative, in cooperation with Neighborhood Allies, presents “Tackle Your Financial Goals” from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10. This free workshop at the MVI offices, 305 […]

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Preparing Job Seekers for Employment 2015

The Mon Valley Initiative Workforce & Business Development Program assists unemployed and underemployed individuals to prepare for and identify opportunities for employment. The Workforce Development Team holds multiple events each year and offers a variety of ways for job seekers, employers, and service providers to get on board with the program. Check out some of […]

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#MakeADifference With MVI in 2015-16

We’re kicking off the 2015-16 Mon Valley Initiative (MVI) Annual Appeal and asking YOU to partner with us! MVI was built on the premise of partnership. It’s what allows us to carry out our mission of “Working together to unite the communities and restore the economic vitality of the Mon Valley” since we formed as […]

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Southwestern Pennsylvania Re-entry Coalition hosts Life Without Bars Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HOMESTEAD, Pa., July 23, 2015—The Southwestern Pennsylvania Re-entry Coalition (SPARC) will host its 2015 Life Without Bars Conference, “Beyond Your Record: Roadmap to Successful Re-entry” on Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31, 2015 at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit located in The Waterfront. Life Without Bars is a conference on national, state, […]

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