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With your help, we did something extraordinary

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. Behind the scenes, MVI and its public and private partners are strengthening their commitment to the community of 6,700. Read more. Thanks to

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Community volunteers celebrated for hard work, vision

Above: “Pittsburgh” by Peter Miller, via Flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Mon Valley Initiative honored local groups and organizations this month with its 2020 regional and community partner awards. Called “Beyond 2020,” the award ceremony — usually held in conjunction with a banquet — was held as a virtual, online event due

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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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MVI receives Citizens Bank grant during financial literacy month

Mon Valley Initiative was one of seven Pittsburgh area non-profits to receive support from Citizens Bank during Financial Literacy Month. MVI will share in $112,000 contributed by the bank under its Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money program, along with East Liberty Development, Inc., Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania, Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment

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DCED’s Pro, Pittsburgh Presbytery honored at MVI’s community awards dinner

Nearly 200 people gathered Thursday night at the Georgetown Centre banquet facility as Mon Valley Initiative celebrated its annual dinner and community awards ceremony. Johnna A. Pro, regional director of community affairs for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, served as emcee for the evening, but was surprised when MVI presented her with

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Start-up businesses invited to free workshop June 27

Owners of existing businesses as well as people interested in starting their own business are being invited to a free workshop to discuss the opportunities and challenges involved. The free business financing workshop will be held at 6 p.m. June 27 at 501 Braddock Ave., Braddock. It’s being sponsored by Dollar Bank and Mon Valley

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Leadership Pittsburgh tours Swissvale project sites

Members of Leadership Pittsburgh XXXIII learned about efforts to revitalize Swissvale during a walking tour of the borough on April 5. The tour was led by Patrick Shattuck, Mon Valley Initiative real estate director, and Stephanie Eson, MVI senior community outreach coordinator. About 10 people were greeted at lunch by Swissvale Mayor Deneen Swartzwelder, then

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