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Neighborhood Allies

ADDRESS

225 Ross Street, Ste. 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

PHONE

412.471.3727

FAX

412.471.3746

Community Capacity Building

Through our complete capital model, we mobilize human, intellectual, social and financial capital to improve communities.

We define community revitalization as the improvement of both geographic place and its people. Without placing people at the foundation of our work, we would be creating bricks and mortar, technical solutions to complicated long-term social problems. Our purpose in building community capacity is for residents to move upward with the economic development of their community.

Our capacity building serves all CDBG-eligible communities in the City of Pittsburgh and aligns with the elements of healthy neighborhoods, contributing to the elements that build effective neighborhoods.

 

1. CULTIVATE A CADRE OF RESIDENT CHANGE MAKERS:

Elevate the role of residents by building the skills and know-how of new and current resident actors in creating equitable community revitalization through providing skill and awareness-building opportunities. 

Our Work: Blight Bootcamp, New Market Tax Credit Workshop, Recapitalization Pathways for HUD Assisted Housing, Grassroots Grantmaking Program, Pittsburgh Mobile Toolbox

2. DEVELOP THE SKILLS AND INCREASE THE KNOW-HOW OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:

Build awareness within organizations and equip staff to respond to effectively to community concerns, share knowledge and skills, and collaborate for impact. 

Our Work: Blight Bootcamp, Love My Neighbor!, Mobile Toolbox, Financial Opportunity Centers (FOCs), Fund My Future, Grassroots Grantmaking Committee, Love My Neighbor! Gatherings

3. BUILD STRONG NETWORKS AND COLLABORATIONS:

Expand existing networks, build and support new networks, foster collaborations within and across neighborhoods and create shared service capacity to organizations.

Our Work: REAL NetworkAsset Building and Opportunities Network, Trainings in Credit Building and Financial Empowerment, Real Estate Co-powerment Series, Placemaking Academy

4. IDENTIFY AND SHARE COMMUNITY RESOURCES:

Research, collect, identify, and share resources — toolkits, information, workshops, trainings, consultants — in community development for residents, organizations, and networks.

Our Work: Neighborhood Allies Resource Page, D.I.Y Tools Page, Connect to Tools Page


 For more information on Community Capacity Building, contact shikha@neighborhoodallies.org.

 

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