• 412-464-4000

  • 305 E. 8th Ave., Homestead, PA 15120

Category: Community Outreach

Upcoming Comcast RISE events

Mon Valley and South Hills business owners may be eligible for up to $10,000 in grant money for direct assistance, or to boost their marketing or technology needs. Comcast, the region’s dominant Internet and television provider, announced that it will award $1 million in $10,000 grants to 100 small businesses in Allegheny County owned by

Read More
Mon Valley businesses may be eligible for $10K Comcast grant

Above: Community leaders, including Laura R. Zinski, MVI chief executive officer, joined Comcast senior vice president Toni Murphy (third from right) and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald (right) at the May 12 announcement. Comcast RISE program will provide $10,000 grants to minority and women entrepreneurs Application period begins in June; MVI will provide help with

Read More
Clairton Cares: Partnerships creating a healthier community

During January 2020, the Clairton Cares Initiative partnered with the Clairton Public Library and Pittsburgh’s public television station, WQED, to host a four-week-long PBS Kids program designed to enhance early childhood education (above). In January 2021, Mon Valley Initiative took over as the lead agency in Clairton’s six-year neighborhood partnership program, or NPP. The NPP

Read More
Clairton Cares crosses disciplines, creates connections

Traditional approaches to improving community health often focus on individualized care or medical treatments, says Maddie Nagel, MVI community outreach specialist. Clairton Cares is a more collaborative approach that is working to address the root causes of health inequalities by providing critical connections between organizations working on preventative care, access to healthier foods, mental health

Read More
Clairton, MVI partnership continued to grow in 2021

The $16.7 million Clairton Inn development taking shape at the corner of Miller and St. Clair avenues may be the most highly visible evidence of Mon Valley Initiative’s investment in the city. But behind the scenes, MVI and its public and private partners are strengthening their commitment to the community of 6,700, located almost exactly

Read More
Local groups, volunteers honored at MVI awards ceremony

Local volunteers, groups and businesses were honored Oct. 21 for their efforts to revitalize the communities of the Mon Valley. During a ceremony streamed online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mon Valley Initiative presented awards to development and employment partners, as well as its “community partner awards” for 2021. A regional community development corporation that

Read More
Clairton Inn information session to be held March 25

Mon Valley Initiative will present a Clairton Inn Information Session for prospective tenants and other stakeholders at 4 p.m. March 25, 2021. Panelists will include representatives of MVI, the City of Clairton, LGA Partners, NDC Asset Management and Mark Harvey Smith Real Estate. The Clairton Inn is a $16.7 million residential and commercial development currently

Read More
Program offers nutritious lunches, friendly advice

A Friday lunch program in Clairton offers more than a snack—it also provides connections to local services, including home repairs and workforce counseling. Maddie Nagel, Clairton Cares coordinator and MVI community outreach specialist, said “grab and go” lunches are offered through a partnership between United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania and Eat ’n Park. The lunches

Read More
Nominate volunteers, organizations for our community partner awards

Is there a community volunteer or organization in your neighborhood who deserves a little bit of extra recognition this year? Mon Valley Initiative is accepting nominations for its annual Community Partner Awards, presented each year in October. Since 1990, Community Partner Awards have been presented by the community development corporations and local advisory groups that

Read More
Q&A: What should I do if I can’t pay my bills?

A lot of people are struggling with unemployment or losses of income during shutdowns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. MVI staff members have compiled this list of tips and suggestions that may be helpful. What do I do if I can’t make my home loan or rent payment? If you have a mortgage and can’t

Read More