Apply Now for the Spring 2015 Love Your Block Grant!
Is there an overgrown vacant lot in your neighborhood that is an eyesore? servePGH is now accepting applications for mini-grants to transform that blighted property into a community focal point. To learn more, attend our info session on Tuesday, 1/6 at 6:00 PM in the City County Building, 414 Grant Street (room 646) or get more information here.
Congratulations to Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council!
ServePGH is proud to announce that Beltzhoover Neighborhood Council is the winner of the Love Your Block "best block transformation" award for the fall 2014 season. Volunteers transformed a vacant lot, revived a community garden, building scaffolding for raspberry vines, adding a new neighborhood sign and planting a spruce tree that they plan to decorate for the holidays every year. See all the pictures here!
Building Partnerships, Strengthening Communities
"The City departments are accessible and quick to respond to questions adn concerns. Love Your Block is a great program." - Rachel Romano, Beechview Community Garden
"They [Department of Public Works] were awesome, concerned, and dedicated to helping Troy Hill beautify the public park." - Nancy Noszka, Troy Hill Citizens
Creating Community Involvement!
"We were able to create a new green space that is family friendly in the South Side and revitalize a corner of Armstrong Park that is very neglected. Everyone was super excited and energized to be there [and the best part of the Love Your Block event was] seeing the neighbors in the adjacent area coming out and asking what we were doing and thanking us for the hard work."
- Jenn Holliman, South Side Community Council
Bringing Communities Together!
"[The best part of the Love Your Block Event was] the numbers of volunteers who cared enough to come out and create a difference in our neighborhood. The sweat, laughter, hard work and getting dirty together was priceless."
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