As Patrick Shattuck, real estate and community outreach director for Mon Valley Initiative, looks on, Miriam Strong and Fernando Espejel get ready to sign a lease for their new restaurant in the historic Braddock Free Press building. Along with Maria Delpilar, Espejel and Strong operate Brassero Grill, a successful and popular food truck serving tacos, […]Read More New tenants sign lease for restaurant in Braddock
Are you or someone you know unemployed? Or maybe you’re under-employed and need a better job? East Pittsburgh area residents who find themselves in that situation can get free, confidential help from 1 to 2:30 p.m. this Friday (Feb. 17) at the East Pittsburgh Food Pantry, 506 Bessemer Ave. Gail Bachy, workforce development coordinator for […]Read More Job placement help available Friday in East Pittsburgh
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 […]Read More It’s #GivingTuesday — how does your gift go to work at 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 […]Read More Tackle your financial problems Oct. 10 — with help from MVI
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 on board with the program. Check out some of […]Read More Preparing Job Seekers for Employment 2015
We’re kicking off the 2015-16 Mon Valley Initiative (MVI) Annual Appeal and asking YOU to partner with us! MVI was built on the premise of partnership. It’s what allows us to carry out our mission of “Working together to unite the communities and restore the economic vitality of the Mon Valley” since we formed as […]Read More #MakeADifference With MVI in 2015-16
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HOMESTEAD, Pa., July 23, 2015—The Southwestern Pennsylvania Re-entry Coalition (SPARC) will host its 2015 Life Without Bars Conference, “Beyond Your Record: Roadmap to Successful Re-entry” on Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31, 2015 at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit located in The Waterfront. Life Without Bars is a conference on national, state, […]Read More Southwestern Pennsylvania Re-entry Coalition hosts Life Without Bars Conference
In our previous post, we briefly described the services newly introduced at MVI through our 2015 Financial Opportunity Center (FOC). Since then, we have brought on board the new Workforce Development Specialist & Financial Coach, Bobby James Smith (pictured above)! The FOC offers a comprehensive, bundled approach to offering Employment Placement, Career Development, Financial Counseling/Coaching, […]Read More Introducing…the MVI Financial Opportunity Center!
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?
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!