Congratulations to the 2018 Healthy Neighborhood Awardees!Leave a Comment
On behalf of the Neighborhood Allies staff, board and all of our allies who submitted nominations, we’d like to congratulate this year’s awardees! These individuals and organizations work hard every day to build healthy neighborhoods across Pittsburgh.Please join us in congratulating this year’s awardees, Henry Horn-Pyatt, Trade Institute of Pittsburgh, Brashear Association, Afro American Music Institute, Urban Redevelopment Authority and Riverside Center for Innovation, and plan to join us on November 16th at the 2nd Annual Healthy Neighborhoods Celebration to celebrate these honorees!
Henry embodies what it means to be a “neighborhood ally” by genuinely partnering and collaborating with Neighborhood Allies and community organizations across the City of Pittsburgh to help advance our missions and make Pittsburgh Neighborhoods healthier, safer and stronger!
The Trade Institute of Pittsburgh is improving the quality of life for so many, by providing job training and job placement to individuals who are coming from impoverished backgrounds, positioning them not only to provide for themselves and their families, but also their communities.
ALEC is creating genuine community ownership with Allentown youth through Project HAND (Helping Allentown Neighbors Dream) which guides students to learn about their neighborhood and actively change it. The kids dreamed up a service project that would reduce and prevent litter and successfully raised funds to purchase and install trash cans and recycling bins along Warrington Avenue.
The Afro American Music Institute has been celebrating the image and culture of Homewood for over 35 years. The Johnson’s, who lead the institute, have made it their lives’ mission to preserve and promote music in the Afro American tradition. They are an inter-generational school, with students as young as three years and our most senior student is ninety two. Many students of AAMI go on to tour professionally all over the world, and each one carries the legacy of Homewood and Pittsburgh jazz with them.
Market Confidence | Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
The URA is creating market confidence in neighborhoods across the City of Pittsburgh through their comprehensive program offerings that address everything from utilizing small MWDBE-owned businesses to maintain vacant lots, offering easy access to small business micro loans paired with technical assistance and training opportunities, providing facade improvement grants to business corridors, and launching the Housing Opportunity Fund which is set to receive at least several million dollars a year for affordable housing programs.
The Riverside Center for Innovation is achieving equitable development by continuously providing a consistent, growth culture for equity for small business ownership, development and support structures, assisting those at risk of being left behind. They work past neighborhood boundaries providing stable programs, specifically targeting populations to serve, and developing programming to support their needs.
We’re ecstatic to honor and celebrate our awardees at the 2nd Annual Healthy Neighborhoods Celebration in November–please plan to join us and get your tickets today!
Do you want to support Healthy Neighborhoods in Pittsburgh? Sponsorship Opportunities for this exciting event are still available! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details!