It’s #GivingTuesday — how does your gift go to work at MVI?

The day after “Cyber Monday” has been dubbed “Giving Tuesday,” and Mon Valley Initiative, along with other charitable groups, is participating. If you are thinking about making a year-end charitable contribution, we’d appreciate it. You can donate to MVI in one of three ways … Give directly to MVI, via our website, using a credit […]

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Awards recognize community partners for their dedication to the Mon Valley

More than 200 people attended a banquet Thursday night honoring groups and volunteers from the communities that are represented in the Mon Valley Initiative. The awards ceremony at The Willow Room in Rostraver Township was emceed by Cara Sapida, a reporter and anchor for WPXI-TV (11), Pittsburgh. Sapida is a native of Turtle Creek in […]

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October 21, 2016

MVI honors community volunteers at annual dinner Oct. 20

“A river cuts through rock not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” —Jim Watkins, American humorist Turtle Creek native and WPXI-TV reporter Cara Sapida is scheduled to serve as master of ceremonies when the Mon Valley Initiative hosts its annual dinner and awards ceremony on Oct. 20. Tickets are $35 and are […]

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October 4, 2016

Tackle your financial problems Oct. 10 — with help from MVI

Fall means football. It also means finishing up leftover tasks before the end of the year. So why not tackle your financial problems this fall? The Mon Valley Initiative, in cooperation with Neighborhood Allies, presents “Tackle Your Financial Goals” from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10. This free workshop at the MVI offices, 305 […]

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Buying a house in Charleroi Borough? Up to $10K in assistance available

Up to $10,000 is available right now to people who want to buy a home in Charleroi Borough … but they need to take advantage of it as soon as possible. The money — available through the state’s housing trust fund — may be put towards a down payment or closing costs, says Jonathan Weaver, […]

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Mon Valley Initiative Receives Grant from EQT Foundation for $25,000

Homestead, Pa., August 4, 2016 – Mon Valley Initiative (MVI) is pleased to announce it has received a $25,000 grant from the EQT Foundation to further support improvements to Meadow Park in Charleroi Borough. Understanding that their ultimate vision of a truly functional and well-loved greenspace in the community had not yet been achieved, the […]

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Allegheny County and Mon Valley Initiative Announce Braddock Ribbon Cutting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Allegheny County and Mon Valley Initiative Announce Braddock Ribbon Cutting Braddock, Pa., October 28, 2015 – Mon Valley Initiative (MVI) will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the newly-renovated Free Press Buildings in Braddock, featuring speeches by HUD Pittsburgh Field Office Director Jane Miller, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Braddock Council President […]

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Recently renovated Free Press Buildings attract new business to Braddock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Recently renovated Free Press Buildings attract new business to Braddock Braddock, Pa., October 22, 2015 – Studebaker Metals, a metal accessory and jewelry manufacturer, is the first commercial tenant in the recently renovated Free Press Buildings in Braddock, PA, developed by the Mon Valley Initiative (MVI). Business owners Michael Studebaker and Alyssa […]

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Swissvale Plays Matchmaker for the Overlooked and Forgotten – Homes, that is.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Swissvale Plays Matchmaker for the Overlooked and Forgotten – Homes, that is. SWISSVALE, Pa., April 17, 2015 – Swissvale’s local Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) is working hard to gather all the fixer-upper homes in town, attract a few people who don’t mind giving some extra love and attention, and bring them together […]

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