CommunityCare Wilkinsburg

Join Wilkinsburg’s CommunityCare Program!

Do you want to…

  • Beautify Your Neighborhood

    • Maintain and steward greenspace (vacant lots, community spaces, streetscapes, etc.) on your block in Wilkinsburg
  • Earn Incentives

    • For each hour that you work, earn credits towards utility payments, bus passes, or groceries
  • Build Community

    • Civically is recruiting 10 CommunityCare stewards to build a strong and resilient community

Grounded is partnering with Civically, a Wilkinsburg-based nonprofit that builds civic and social literacy, to bring CommuityCare to Wilkinsburg. CommunityCare is an incentive-based stewardship program that works with residents to beautify their neighborhoods. We provide resources, tools, and hands-on support. In the winter month, we will meet on a monthly basis to learn more about the history of urban vacant land and how to respond to environmental challenges.

Contact to learn more!

Why Wilkinsburg?

Wilkinsburg is a tight-knit community of creative, resilient, and passionate residents, who care deeply about their neighborhood. However, walking through Wilkinsburg, it is impossible to ignore the physical manifestations of the region’s staggering population loss firsthand; vacant and neglected lots, abandoned storefronts, and litter that tends to collect in overlooked spaces. As litter begets more litter, this is a cycle of blight that negatively impacts the social, environmental, and economic health of the borough. These visual cues signal to visitors and residents alike a borough in distress, but this image of Wilkinsburg does not reflect the people who comprise it.

Building off of the efforts in the borough to address blighted property, such as Wilkinsburg quarterly community cleanups and the Borough’s Blight Committee, we will implement a model for resident-led neighborhood beautification efforts. The project, CommunityCare, will begin a new cycle of stewardship to counteract the cycle of blight

Wilkinsburg CommunityCare Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in the Wilkinsburg CommunityCare Program! Please complete our brief online interest form.
  • Please note: this is not a requirement for participation. Your response helps us understand how we can best support you.
  • For example: lawn mower, rake
  • Please select the one option that applies the most.
  • Please select the one option that applies the most.
  • Note: You'll still be compensated for your time like other stewards.