First Fall 2014 Love Your Block Project a Success!
Observatory Hill, Inc, the first community group to execute a project this season, partnered with local businesses and residents to create two beautiful green spaces, update welcome signs and utilize the windows of unused building to create a visual display of the region’s rich history.
The Love Your Block Fall 2014 Season Has Begun!
Coming up this week we have three great community projects. On Saturday, September 20th, Grow Pittsburgh will turn a vacant lot into a garden tool lending library and the YWCA will beautify a vacant property in Homewood. On Sunday, September 21st the West End Alliance will remove overgrowth and plant flowers in a vacant lot. Check out all 13 projects here!
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 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
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