Fun, free event Nov. 7 promotes smart financial choices

For the third year in a row, Mon Valley Initiative wants to help local residents stop fumbling their finances, and instead develop winning strategies for saving money, buying a house and finding a better job. “Tackle Your Financial Goals III” is a free workshop on financial literacy. The event, featuring a football theme and door […]

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Davis, Food Bank honored by MVI at annual awards banquet

Above: State Rep. Austin Davis and Laura R. Zinski, chief executive officer of Mon Valley Initiative. Austin Davis grew up hearing stories about how prosperous the Mon Valley was in the 1950s and 1960s. “That’s never been my reality,” said Davis, who recently turned 30. Now, as a state legislator from McKeesport, Davis said he […]

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Cute, convenient — and move right in!

Tired of landlords? Tired of spending money every month on rent? This beautifully remodeled cottage in the Bonair Terrace section of Monessen features three bedrooms, hardwood floors, central A/C, off-street parking, an enclosed front porch, a level backyard and a deck off of the kitchen.

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October 22, 2019

Reservations now being accepted for annual award ceremony, dinner

Make plans now to attend our annual community awards dinner on Oct. 17 at the award-winning Sunset Room, along Route 48 in Elizabeth Township. We will be honoring state Rep. Austin Davis with our Sen. H. John Heinz III Award for Community Service and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank with our Regional Partnership Award. In […]

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September 19, 2019

Giant Eagle, Pittsburgh Food Bank to be honored for partnership, outreach efforts

Laura Wiens (above), executive director of Pittsburghers for Public Transit, will deliver the keynote address at Mon Valley Initiative’s 17th annual Employer Appreciation Breakfast on July 26. (Photo courtesy Pittsburghers for Public Transit) One of Pittsburgh’s largest private employers will be honored this month for its efforts to help unemployed people find jobs. At its […]

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Free event June 7 will match companies with prospective employees

Photo: Andrew Shulgin via Flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons. Nearly 30 companies, agencies are ready to meet with job-hunters at event in Homestead Are you looking for a new job — or a better job? Or maybe you’re re-entering the workforce and you aren’t sure where to start? There may be no better place to […]

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May 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