Now hiring: Employment and financial coach

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  Mon Valley Initiative is an award-winning, regional community development corporation that serves people in Allegheny, Washington and Westmoreland counties. We are looking for a motivated, well-organized person to serve as an employment and financial coach at our Homestead, Pa., office. As an employment and financial coach, you will help low- and moderate-income people achieve […]

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March 11, 2019

MVI: Lawsuit from ex-employee is “without merit”

The following statement was released today (March 8) by Jason Togyer, communications manager for Mon Valley Initiative: “Mon Valley Initiative offers a safe, inclusive and tolerant workplace for its employees and all of the people whom we serve. “We have a zero-tolerance policy for any behavior that does not respect those values. “As a result, […]

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March 8, 2019

Charleroi house tour April 7 features program that offers up to $10K homebuying cash

1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2019 Mon Valley Initiative office 435 McKean Ave., Charleroi Refreshments … free information! If you’ve been thinking about buying your own home, plan to attend a house tour on April 7, where you could learn how to get up to $10,000 in assistance with your down payment and […]

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Stained glass windows stolen from historic Braddock church

Mon Valley Initiative and Braddock police are asking antiques and salvage dealers to be on the lookout for stained-glass windows stolen from a historic church. The theft, from the former First United Presbyterian Church on Parker Avenue, near Braddock Carnegie Library, was discovered early Thursday morning by a passerby, who alerted police, said Laura R. […]

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February 15, 2019

Workforce director participates in Jefferson panel

Tracey Reaves, MVI’s director of workforce and business development, joined other local professionals recently for a panel discussion convened by the Jefferson Regional Foundation. Sarah Welch, director of the Career Development Center at Jewish Family & Community Services in Hazelwood, presented information about the center’s regional workforce needs assessment, which was funded through the Jefferson […]

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January 30, 2019

SPC is studying regional transportation issues, and wants your input

Most of us spend a lot of time getting to and from places — work, shopping, health care and child care. The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission is working on a new regional transportation plan for the Pittsburgh area, including the Mon Valley. The commission is calling it “Smart Moves” and it’s focusing on three themes — […]

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January 14, 2019

#GivingTuesday: $30 for 30 years of working together

Above: J&L’s South Side Works, 1988, photographed by The Pittsburgh Press Sunday Magazine.   In the early 1980s, steel mills and factories throughout the Mon Valley were closing and being abandoned. A national research organization said the region was facing the same devastation as a community that had been overwhelmed by a natural disaster such […]

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November 27, 2018

We’ve come a long way since 1988

For the past 30 years, planning and partnership have been the keys to the success of Mon Valley Initiative—and our most important partners have been people just like you. Think of how far we’ve come as an organization—and a region—since MVI was founded on Dec. 1, 1988. When rusty buildings and abandoned railroads lined our […]

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November 13, 2018

Valley volunteers, regional champions share spotlight at annual awards banquet

Mon Valley Initiative celebrated its 30th anniversary on Oct. 18 by presenting awards to local residents who made the organization’s work possible over the past year. People who volunteer and participate with local groups “are vitally important,” said East Pittsburgh Councilwoman Mary Carol Kennedy, who chairs Mon Valley Initiative’s board of directors. “Without them, so […]

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Community cuts ribbon on Charleroi’s new Meadow Park

Community leaders, volunteers and donors joined together Aug. 23 to cut the ribbon on Charleroi’s new Meadow Park. Located on the site of Charleroi’s former junior high school, the park is designed as a neighborhood asset for residents of the borough who live on Meadow, Crest and Shady avenues. The park includes a walking trail, […]

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