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Category: Community Outreach

North Braddock Boards Up Blight with 40 Student Volunteers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: North Braddock Boards Up Blight with 40 Student Volunteers NORTH BRADDOCK, Pa., April 09, 2015 – North Braddock’s local Community Development Corporation (CDC), North Braddock Cares, Inc. (NBC), will host 30 student volunteers from Slippery Rock University (SRU) and 10 from Penn State University (PSU) Greater Allegheny Campus for a day of

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Making a Difference in 2015

January is the month when people decide to start fresh and plan to do things a little differently in the new calendar year. Just like all the individuals who make their New Year’s Resolutions, the New Year is a chance for organizations to assess the previous year and reorganize for the coming twelve months to

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Connecting with Our Communities 2014

The MVI Community Outreach Team maintains a deep local connection with member Community Development Corporations (CDCs) by providing guidance, supporting growth, and responding to the needs of the communities. Their successes are marked by the accomplishments of the volunteers that make up each CDC and the relationships built between residents and surrounding communities. Here are

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Make a Difference With MVI in 2014!

We’re kicking off the 2014 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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East Pittsburgh Volunteers in Search of Hometown Heroes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – East Pittsburgh, PA – In preparation for a 2015 dedication of a Hometown Heroes memorial, the East Pittsburgh Economic Development Corporation (EPEDC) is in search of information and photos of any East Pittsburgh citizen who was killed in action during World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Middle-East conflicts.

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Your Abundant Community

“Community needs to be at the center of our thinking, no matter what results we are trying to achieve in the world.” Above is a quote by Peter Block and John McKnight, co-authors of Building Communities From the Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community’s Assets. The two are prominent proponents of

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East Pittsburgh to Host Second Annual Community Health Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – East Pittsburgh, PA, September 22, 2014 – The East Pittsburgh Economic Development Corporation (EPEDC) is hosting its Second Annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, September 27, from 10am until 1pm. The Health Fair will be held at the East Pittsburgh Community Center, 506 Bessemer Avenue, and will provide access to community

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So You’re Part of the MVI Coalition: Meet HERC!

The Homestead Area Economic Revitalization Corporation (HERC) was founded in September of 1978, and is one of the oldest of MVI’s member CDCs. HERC draws its membership from four communities and leads programs in those areas with goals of beautification, fundraising, and community involvement. We interviewed Janet Whitney, President, about her experience with this CDC.

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So You’re Part of the MVI Coalition: Meet EPEDC!

East Pittsburgh is home of the George Westinghouse Memorial bridge, a bridge that spans from East Pittsburgh to North Versailles and whose central arch was once the longest concrete arch span in the world. An even more impressive part of the community, however, are the volunteers of the local Community Development Corporation that meets monthly

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So You’re Part of the MVI Coalition: Overview

If you’ve had the chance to read about the history of the Mon Valley Initiative, you’ve probably read that we are a “grassroots coalition made up of 10 Community Development Corporations (CDCs).” But what does it really mean to be part of the MVI coalition, and who are these 10 member CDCs? We hope this

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