An Amazing Transformation!
Northside Coalition for Fair Housing, KaBOOM!, The Alcoa Foundation and servePGH came together to turn a vacant lot in California-Kirkbride into a playground in just 2 days! Over 250 volunteers contributed over 2000 service hours to build the unique playground designed by local youth. Check out the dramatic makeover photos here.
Love Your Block Had a Busy Week!
Over the last week, 7 different communities completed their Love Your Block projects. Over 400 volunteers helped to turn vacant blighted lots into playgrounds, winterize community gardens, clean up a set of iconic Pittsburgh city steps and beautify city parks. Check out the photos here! Please join us on an upcoming project; check out the full schedule in our calendar.
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
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
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."
Love Your Block