Author and ‘champion of change’ will deliver keynote at re-entry conference June 8

  Author and entrepreneur Tracey D. Syphax will deliver a keynote address June 8 at a free conference discussing re-entry to the workforce. The Leadership & Empowerment Conference is being sponsored by the Allegheny County Anchored Re-Entry Consortium (ACAR) and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Re-Entry Coalition (SPARC), and will be held in the Foerster Student Services […]

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18 condo units being created inside landmark 1902 school

Vacant building near heart of Swissvale will gain new life as quality housing Work begins soon on a project to transform a historic elementary school in Swissvale into 18 condominiums. The re-use of the Deniston School will answer a need for high-quality, affordable housing in the east suburbs of Pittsburgh, says Laura R. Zinski, chief […]

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January 20, 2018

Workforce team tackles financial goals at fun community event

Music, food and fun — with a serious purpose — were all evident when MVI’s Workforce and Business Development Team celebrated its second “Tackle Your Financial Goals” event. Held Oct. 23 in conjunction with Gov. Tom Wolf’s recognition of “Financial $ense Week,” “Tackle Your Financial Goals” used a football theme to deliver messages about saving […]

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Don’t fumble your finances — tackle them Oct. 23

If you feel like your financial goals are beyond your reach, you’re not alone. About half of Americans don’t have anything saved for retirement, and more than 67 percent of us don’t budget for household expenses. Almost one in 10 of us don’t even have a bank account. For the second year in a row, […]

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Braddock marks ‘new beginning’ as Civic Plaza construction goes forward

More than 100 Braddock-area residents, business owners and neighbors turned out Aug. 11 for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new Braddock Civic Plaza. Located along Braddock Avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets, the plaza — the size of a football field — will be built on a portion of the former site […]

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August 11, 2017

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New home takes shape in Monessen

Crews from Structural Modulars Inc. of Strattanville, Clarion County, and Disaster Restoration Services of Pittsburgh on July 24 began assembling a new home in the 900 block of Graham Avenue in Monessen. The majority of the three-bedroom, two-story house was constructed off-site and final construction will be completed by local crews in about 30 days, […]

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Employer Appreciation Breakfast celebrates workers, employer-partners

Attorney Edward Van Stevenson Jr. says he grew up wanting to be a professional basketball player. Instead, he says, the Lord had plans for him to go to work “in a court, not on a court.” Stevenson, who delivered the keynote presentation on July 21 during the Mon Valley Initiative’s 15th annual Employer Appreciation Breakfast, […]

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Job seekers invited to ‘jump start’ their careers Aug. 4

Real jobs will be available Aug. 4 for people who want to jump-start their careers. That’s the message that Mon Valley Initiative and Southwestern Pennsylvania Re-Entry Coalition are sending about their hiring event next month at the Waterfront in Homestead. “Jump Start Your Job Search” will match 11 different employers and four different job training […]

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Partners get sneak preview of new Monessen apartments

Supporters of a new Monessen apartment complex were given a sneak preview of the 13-unit building on July 13. The Eisenberg’s Apartments have been created inside the historic former department store of the same name under the guidance of the Mon Valley Initiative, which owns the building at the corner of Schoonmaker Avenue and Fourth […]

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Eat’n Park, Wofford ECE to be honored for their commitment to local workers

Eat’n Park Hospitality Group and Wofford ECE Consulting, LLC, will be honored this month by Mon Valley Initiative for their dedication to improving employment opportunities throughout the region. Their awards will be presented by Mon Valley Initiative July 21 at the organization’s 15th annual Employer Appreciation Breakfast, to be held at Rankin Christian Center. Also […]

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