ServePGH
Bringing Communities Together!

"The best part about our Love Your Block event day was having the opportunity to work with a diverse group of volunteers of different age groups, backgrounds and organizations".

 

 -Juan Castellanos, The Kinglsey Association

Creating Community Involvement!

 

“The Love Your Block Program helped us create a message board and living wall which draws warmth, color and texture to a blank and drab corner...it gives the corner a new life along with bringing community involvement and communication back to Beechview.” 

 

-Estelle Simpson, Beechview Walking Club 

 

Building Partnerships, Strengthening Communities

 

"Our neighborhood has extended beyond our building, thanks to the [Love Your Block] grant.  Unseen lines that had been drawn between our Hi-Rise and our neighbors have been erased, as a result of the work that the residents were doing to fix up the property. Working outside our building has erected a whole new sense of neighborhood for us."

-Janice Myers, Carrick Regency Tenant Council

Love Your Block Fall 2014 Grantees Orientation a Success!

On Thursday August 28th, the Love Your Block grantees selected for the Fall 2014 season met with various City departments and local nonprofits to learn more about the program. Grantees will now begin work on their projects. Stay tuned for further project updates!

Love Your Block

Please see below for more details about the upcoming Fall 2014 season:

Application Release  June 19
Application Deadline  July 18 (Deadline Extended)
Grantees Announced August 11
Mandatory Orientation August 28
Project Period August 31 - October 31
$2,000 Award Winner Annouced  Novemeber 22

 

Love Your Block Fall 2014 Grantees Orientation a Success!

On Thursday August 28th, the Fall 2014 Love Your Block grantees had the opportunity to meet with various City departments and local nonprofits to learn more about the program and explore available resources for their projects. Grantees will now begin work on their projects, and will finish by October 31st, 2014. Stay tuned for further project updates and the $2,000 Best Block Transformation award announcement, which is given to the most impressive block transformation and is used for future site improvements.

posted 8/29/14 @ 3:52 pm
Welcoming our Fall 2014 Love Your Block Grantees!

This week, The Love Your Block grantees selected for the Fall 2014 season will join various City Departments and local nonprofits for an orientation event to kick off the seventh round of projects. Orientation is scheduled for Thursday August 28th from 5:30 to 7:30 at Schenley Ice Rink. This orientation is a great way for our grantees to learn more about the program and about valuable resources to support their projects. We are excited to get started!

posted 8/27/14 @ 1:41 pm
Mayor William Peduto announces Fall 2014 Love Your Block Grantees!

Today Mayor William Peduto announced the 14 recipients who will receive mini-grants through the seventh round of the city’s Love Your Block (LYB) grant program. To date, LYB has implemented 118 projects throughout the city. This year's projects include installing chalk murals, transforming a vacant lot into a garden resource center, and repairing a set of iconic Pittsburgh steps. To read more about Love Your Block and this year's grant recipients, please click here

posted 8/11/14 @ 4:23 pm
Congratulations Carrick Regency Tenant Council!

ServePGH is proud to announce that Carrick Regency Tenant Council is the winner of the most impressive Love Your Block Spring 2014 project, and will receive an additional $3,000 in funds. This Spring, residents, volunteers, Boy Scouts, and numerous other community partners, erected handicap accessible raised planter beds, planted greenery and shrubs, and dedicated a memorial stone to local military veterans.

Thanks for all of your hard work, Carrick Regency Tenant Council! 

posted 7/25/14 @ 12:14 pm
Extended Application Period, Informational Session For Love Your Block Program

On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, City of Pittsburgh representatives will be on hand to discuss and answer any questions about the fall round of Love Your Block applications. The application period has been extended until July 18.

This season, the City will award up to $1,000 to purchase supplies and tools to implement a block improvement project. There are minor changes to program delivery this season and this is an opportunity to field any questions or concerns from applicants. Read more here.

WHERE: City-County Building, CitiStat conference room 646, 6th floor, Grant Street side, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

WHEN: 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2014

posted 7/03/14 @ 11:45 am

This round, Love Your Block gives 14 organizations up to $1,000 to purchase supplies and equipment necessary to implement a neighborhood block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers.  With support of key City departments and services, engaged residents can roll up their sleeves and transform their community – block by block. Click here for more information.

Application Deadline: July 18, 2014 (Deadline Extended)

posted 6/19/14 @ 3:42 pm

On June 16, 2014, City of Pittsburgh representatives will be on hand to discuss and answer any questions about the fall round of Love Your Block applications. This season, the City will award up to $1,000 to purchase supplies and tools to implement a block improvement project. There are minor changes to program delivery this season and this is an opportunity to field any questions or concerns from applicants.  Read more here.

WHERE: City-County Building, CitiStat conference room 646, 6th floor, Grant Street side, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

WHEN: 6-7 p.m., Monday, June 16, 2014

posted 6/12/14 @ 3:58 pm
Congratulations to Greenfield Community Association!

ServePGH is proud to announce that Greenfield Community Association is the winner of the most impressive Love Your Block Fall 2013 project, and will receive an additional Home Depot gift card valued at $2,000 for a future neighborhood beautification project. This Fall, with the help of community partners, over 100 volunteers helped rejuvenate Magee Park by clearing overgrowth, collecting over 1,400 pounds of litter, and painting multiple degraded surfaces of the public space. 

posted 12/03/13 @ 2:18 pm
Olivet Baptist Church beautifies a community green space through Love Your Block!

On Saturday, August 31st, residents of the Hill District came out to beautify a vacant lot adjacent to the Historic Olivet Baptist Church.  The project was supported by the Mayor’s Love Your Block Program.  Check out some great event photos here

posted 9/04/13 @ 12:00 am
Love Your Block Fall 2013 Projects Starting!

The Love Your Block season is set to begin on Saturday, August 31st, 2013 with two great community service projects. Join Southside Chamber of Commerce as they clean-up litter and install doggie waste stations in Armstrong Park  and join the Historic Olivet Baptist Church as they love the 2300 block of Centre Avenue by planting flowers and having a community clean-up day! Check out all 24 upcoming projects here

posted 8/26/13 @ 12:00 am
Welcoming our Fall 2013 Love Your Block Grantees!

Last week, The Love Your Block grantees selected for the Fall 2013 season were joined by various City Departments and local nonprofits for an orientation event at the Schenley Ice Rink. This orientation is a great way for our grantees to learn more about the program and about valuable resources to support their projects.  This is our largest  season to date, with 23 grant recipients and a large array of projects including community gardens, art installations, and facade beautification. Check out some great photos here!

posted 8/09/13 @ 1:40 pm

On Saturday, June 8th, residents of Garfield teamed up to create a beautiful butterfly garden in Nelson Mandela Peace Park. This project was supported by the Love Your Block program. To learn more about the program Click Here. !

posted 6/10/13 @ 12:00 am

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today announced the 24 recipients who will receive funding through the fourth round of his servePGH initiative's "Love Your Block” grant program – bringing the total number of projects to 64. From Garfield to Elliott, and Beltzhoover to Spring Garden, resident volunteers will partner with the City to transform blighted lots into community assets. Learn more here!

posted 4/22/13 @ 12:00 am

The Love Your Block season is set to start on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 with two great community service projects. Join volunteers as they plant trees in Highland Park with the group Tree Pittsburgh and join the Southside Chamber of Commerce as they love the 1100 block of East Carson Street by planting and installing flowerboxes as well as cleaning up their block on the Southside! 

posted 4/14/13 @ 12:00 am

ServePGH is proud to announce that Community Alliance of Spring Garden-East Deutschtown was the group selected to win the Love Your Block Fall 2012 “best block revitalization project” and will receive an additional $2,000 Home Depot gift card for future block enhancements. The group revitalized vacant lots and buildings along Spring Garden Avenue in the neighborhood of Spring Garden and leveraged over $4,750 in donations for their project! 

posted 11/25/12 @ 12:00 am
Applications are now being accepted for Love Your Block- Spring 2013 Projects!

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced that applications are available for the spring 2013 Love Your Block grant award program. Local nonprofit organizations have until February 14, 2013 to apply. The block revitalization program gives up to 30 organizations $1,000 to purchase supplies and equipment necessary to implement a neighborhood block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers. Click here for more information! 

posted 11/24/12 @ 12:00 am
Success for Brashear 9th Grade Promise Readiness Corps!

Students and teachers of Brashear's 9th Grade Promise Readiness Corps volunteered to clean and beautify Sheraden Park as part of a Love Your Block project! Despite a cold and rainy morning, students were eager to plant flowers, pick up litter, and paint a sign and poles around the park. They were joined by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl in the afternoon, who thanked the students for their great volunteering efforts that day.  Check out photos here from the project and see all the great work that was done! 

posted 10/11/12 @ 11:00 am

Volunteers joined the Save Race Street Committee for a Love Your Block project to revitalize the corner lot at Race St. and Collier St.

Read more here! 

posted 9/20/12 @ 11:00 am
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Phone: 412-255-2280
Email: servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov

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City County Building | 414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-255-2280 | servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov

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