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 some of their successes from 2014:
2014 Annual Dinner
Everyone had an enjoyable evening at the 2014 MVI Annual Dinner, held at The Willow Room in Rostraver. The quote that created our theme for the evening was: “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. willing is not enough; we must do.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
MVI awarded their annual Heinz Award for Community Service and Regional Partnership Award, while each CDC selected their own awardee for Community Partner of the Year.
Pictured above are several of the CDC awardees and those presenting the awards.
2014 Holiday Party
The MVI Holiday Party was held on Thursday, December 11 for members of the MVI Board of Delegates, CDC members, staff, and friends of MVI. Food, music, and merriment made up these several hours of fun!
Pictured above are members of North Braddock Cares, Inc. and the MVI Controller (left to right): Vicki Vargo, April Hoover (Controller), Chris Mecklas, and Jan Kazlauskas.
Outreach in the Digital Age
Along with the launch of MVI’s new website in July 2014, the Outreach team began producing blog posts (like these) to give our readers a better look into our organization. Since the kickoff of the blog, they have posted 24 blogs and the blog has had over 400 views.
Along with the launch of MVI’s website and blog, the Outreach team has been revamping social media strategy to highlight important MVI and CDC events and to encourage online engagement and interaction. With the help of our Facebook insights, here are some of the posts that are engaging the most people:
The post announcing our website launch:
A “throwback Thursday” post about The Homestead Works:
A staff highlight post about our Real Estate Developer: