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 […]Read More Recently renovated Free Press Buildings attract new business to Braddock
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 […]Read More Swissvale Plays Matchmaker for the Overlooked and Forgotten – Homes, that is.
How would a college knock out blight in North Braddock, PA? On Saturday, April 18, North Braddock Cares, Inc. will have 40 students on hand to ask that question! 30 student volunteers from Slippery Rock University and 10 from Penn State University Greater Allegheny campus will be working in North Braddock from 10AM to 5PM […]Read More Boarding Up Blight in North Braddock
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 […]Read More North Braddock Boards Up Blight with 40 Student Volunteers
As some of you may have heard, from sources like The Washington Post or Pop City Media, Mon Valley Initiative (MVI) recently became one of three new Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs) in and around Pittsburgh that offers services to assist low and moderate income families to build their assets and increase financial stability. You may […]Read More What’s Being a “Financial Opportunity Center” All About?
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 […]Read More Making a Difference in 2015
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 […]Read More Connecting with Our Communities 2014
As the recipient of a $233,386 grant from Westmoreland County, the Mon Valley Initiative (MVI) will provide Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance to low to moderate income individuals and families in an effort to stabilize the housing stock and to provide affordable homeownership opportunities in the City of Monessen. Each eligible household may receive […]Read More Mon Valley Initiative Expands Homeownership Opportunities in Monessen
MVI Workforce & Business Development Program participants have the opportunity to take an 8-week beginner’s computer class to learn new skills that will help them in their job search. The video below captures the testimonies of four students that took the class in fall 2014. Listen to their stories! The next class starts in February, […]Read More Introducing Four New Computer Class Graduates!
The Mon Valley Initiative Workforce & Business Development Program assists unemployed and underemployed individuals to prepare for and identify opportunities for employment. The Workforce Development Team holds multiple events each year and offers a variety of ways for job seekers, employers, and service providers to get involved with the program. Check out some of their […]Read More Preparing Job Seekers for Employment 2014