Please join us for a community workshop to envision the future of 327 North Negley. This synagogue and school have been vacant for many years. Beacon Communities, MCAPS, LLC (mcapshq.com), and Ralph A Falbo Inc are working together to transform the vacant property into a regenerative net zero energy community that benefits residents and the neighborhood. We envision providing affordable housing and neighborhood resources such as community gardens, art, and culture.
We are eager to tell you more about the project and ask you how this transformation could best serve the neighborhood. Light refreshments will be served.… Read the rest
[tl;dr: $10 gets you some soup from awesome Pittsburgh chefs and the $ goes to local artists.]
Soup N’At is back! Great to see this event continue. Soup N’at is the Pittsburgh version of the Sunday Soup crowdfunding. Check out some of our past posts on Soup N’at here.
How does Soup N’at work?
Each guest donates $10 in cash at the door
Guests eat soup donated by Pittsburgh restaurants, usually accompanied by delicious bread
Local artists present their projects
Each guest casts a vote for their favorite project.
The winning project takes home all of the $ that was… Read the rest
This is one of those events that highlights some of the best of Pittsburgh. Hosted by Pittsburgh Cares, a non-profit organization that matches people who want to volunteer with organizations that need volunteers, this party is a chance to find out more about where you can volunteer your time. Pittsburgh Cares is a great organization and they are bring together over 35 other amazing organizations for a big awesome volunteer party at the Union Project. (The Union Project is a perfect spot for a Pittsburgh volunteer fair because most of the remodeling of the building was done by, you guessed… Read the rest
Back in March, a group of Pittsburgh bloggers organized a March Madness bracket challenge – we all agreed that each blog would write a post about the winning bloggers favorite nonprofit organization.
Kate Stoltzfus (aka the brains behind the blog Yinzpiration) had the winning bracket and her nonprofit of choice is PULSE. I am more than happy to write about PULSE as I think this is one nonprofit that has been quietly making a big impact on some Pittsburgh neighborhoods and is well positioned to continue to do more for the city.
PULSE stands for Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience. … Read the rest
So one of the things that I am secretly happy about in light of the recent recession is that there has been an amazing shift in supporting local businesses in Pittsburgh. I think that it is interesting that some of the larger businesses have left town and some of those spaces have been filled by locally owned businesses. Take Walnut Street in Shadyside – Pottery Barn left and Max and Erma’s closed – the Max and Erma’s location has become the new home of the Elbow Room and the folks who own the Elbow Room have opened a new place,… Read the rest