Celebrating Black Community Stewards

The work Grounded does stretches over the broad landscape of Allegheny County, but we recognize a large amount of vacancy is condensed in certain neighborhoods throughout the region. We have been fortunate to have strong partners in all of the work that we do and we could not be successful in making a community impact without community. There are so many individuals and organizations that we work with who are making a positive impact in their own neighborhoods, but for…

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Phipps feature: Deepening Roots: Our Growing Connections to the Botanical World

Deepening Roots: Our Growing Connections to the Botanical World At Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens through March 17, an amazing new series of "plant profile" paintings by celebrated local artist Ashley Cecil will capture your imagination and challenge your perceptions of the relationships between people and plants. Thursday, March 7, 2019 5:30 PM, Artist Talk at the Biophilia: Pittsburgh meeting Café Phipps (at the main entrance) 7-9 PM, Closing Reception Phipps’ Welcome Center Gallery (at the main entrance) Attendance is…

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Land Lab

Northside Land Lab Series Throughout the Land Lab series, we will focus on themes of vacant land designed to provide residents with resources, tools, and information to take meaningful action in addressing vacant land and blight in their neighborhood.  

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Democratic Vacant Land Processes

In its utopic form, democracy is facilitated through widely dispersed power. Widely dispersed power allows for the fair and equitable negotiation of sometimes conflicting interests. Through negotiation, people are able to find positions of true (rather than coerced) compromise. This form of democracy is only possible through community organizing and engagement. The combination of organizing and engagement is instrumental to democracy’s foundational need for fair and equitable representation. Through our Hill District program, Reclaim Central 2.0, we are attempting to…

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2020 Census Civic Engagement Training: Children & Families

In case you missed our first civic engagement training, GPNP is hosting a second training for nonprofits serving historically under-counted communities for the 2020 Census. Register on Eventbrite For children under 18, especially children of color, an accurate Census count is critical for the funding of programs that families across southwestern Pennsylvania benefit from, such as: the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the National School Lunch Program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), as well as local public schools. Join us on February…

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Health Access Community Discussion

Join the Steel Rivers Council of Governments and the Allegheny County Health Department for a talk about health care access in your community. The Steel Rivers COG and ACHD are hosting a discussion about what health care access looks like in your town. Come share your thoughts and experiences about what works and what could be better about going to the doctor. This talk is open and welcome to all. Refreshments will be provided. RSVPs are required. To RSVP, select…

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