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 […]Read More Davis, Food Bank honored by MVI at annual awards banquet
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 […]Read More Reservations now being accepted for annual award ceremony, dinner
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 […]Read More Giant Eagle, Pittsburgh Food Bank to be honored for partnership, outreach efforts
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 […]Read More Free event June 7 will match companies with prospective employees
Above: J&L’s South Side Works, 1988, photographed by The Pittsburgh Press Sunday Magazine. In the early 1980s, steel mills and factories throughout the Mon Valley were closing and being abandoned. A national research organization said the region was facing the same devastation as a community that had been overwhelmed by a natural disaster such […]Read More #GivingTuesday: $30 for 30 years of working together
For the past 30 years, planning and partnership have been the keys to the success of Mon Valley Initiative—and our most important partners have been people just like you. Think of how far we’ve come as an organization—and a region—since MVI was founded on Dec. 1, 1988. When rusty buildings and abandoned railroads lined our […]Read More We’ve come a long way since 1988
Did you know that thanks to your support, the average median value of homes in communities served by Mon Valley Initiative is $61,125? That’s 33 percent higher than comparable nearby communities. Since its founding in 1988, Mon Valley Initiative has worked to strengthen our communities by promoting responsible homeownership, developing quality residential and commercial buildings, […]Read More We’re hard at work this summer — help keep us that way!
Upcoming workshop reviews permits, approvals and timelines If you’re involved with planning or zoning in your municipality, or you’re interested in learning how those processes work, you may want to attend an upcoming workshop being sponsored by Allegheny County Economic Development and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. “The Local Development Review Process […]Read More What do you know about municipal planning?
July 25, 2017 We hope you’re having a great summer! Even though summer is often a time to relax and slow down a bit, your MVI staff and volunteers remain hard at work. Over the past few months, your friends at MVI have: Completed work at Eisenberg’s Apartments, a 13-unit building in Monessen; Nearly completed […]Read More We’re hard at work this summer — help keep us busy!
Above: Tracey Reaves, director of workforce and business development, and Camille Smith, workforce development specialist, talk to visitors at McKeesport’s Good Neighbor Day on June 15. Mon Valley Initiative is hitting the road, visiting communities throughout our service area this summer. On June 15, Tracey Reaves, MVI workforce development director, and Camille Smith, workforce development […]Read More MVI is hitting the road this summer!