Community Development

Our Communities

Our team attends regular meetings of Community Development Corporations (CDCs) in more than a dozen Mon Valley communities in Allegheny, Washington and Westmoreland counties, as well as municipal council meetings. We welcome participation from community members who would like to offer ideas. Follow the link to find more information about MVI’s partner CDCs and community groups.

Upcoming Events

We assist CDCs and other MVI program teams in holding meetings and hosting events in our communities. While some events are put on by a particular CDC, some focus on bringing the services MVI offers to the people in the community. Check out our calendar to see what’s coming up!

The Community Development Model at MVI

Ideas, like large rivers, never have just one source…

MVI team members work with volunteers at Community Development Corporations (CDCs) and our other partner organizations to help achieve their goals.

Our team also helps to plan special events for partner organizations as well as the Mon Valley Initiative.

The events coordinated by this team include MVI’s Annual Dinner and Community Awards, open houses, groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting ceremonies, conferences and workshops.

Volunteers in CDCs and other community groups are the lifeblood of our organization. They donate their own time and energy for the improvement of their communities.

Because of the wide variety of challenges they face in their efforts to revitalize their neighborhoods, strong partnerships with local leaders and community organizations, including CDCs, are crucial to MVI’s mission.

Our Real Estate & Community Development Team also works closely with the MVI Board of Directors to identify projects in participating MVI communities.

Please contact us with any questions or to find out more about Real Estate & Community Development services available through MVI.