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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.

To better understand local conditions of communities and the organizational capacity to create positive change, Neighborhood Allies interviews and learns from community development organizations. This work is part of an ongoing effort to support and build the capacity of organizations to create impact for our communities. Our Community Capacity Building program uses this model to support the growth of residents, associations, and institutions striving to create and maintain thriving neighborhoods. There are three major ways we work to build community capacity:

1. OFFERING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRAININGS AND WORKSHOPS:

Elevate the role of residents, associations, and organizations in creating equitable community revitalization through providing skill and awareness-building opportunities. 

Trainings and Workshops: Blight Bootcamp, New Market Tax Credit Workshop, Recapitalization Pathways for HUD Assisted Housing, Grassroots Grantmaking Program, Real Estate Trainings

2. CONVENING RESPONSIVE AND COLLABORATIVE NETWORKS:

Bring intermediaries, organizations, associations, and residents together in ways that build relationships and respond to community concerns, share knowledge and skills, and collaborate for impact. 

Networks: REAL Network, Community Leadership Forum, Asset Building and Opportunities Network

3. IDENTIFYING AND SHARING COMMUNITY RESOURCES:

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

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


With the sun-setting of CTAC, Neighborhood Allies will provide technical assistance to any CDBG-eligible communities formerly served by CTAC. 

SUPPORTING AND HONORING ONGOING CTAC PROJECTS IN THE COMMUNITY:

Neighborhood Allies recognizes CTAC’s capacity building work with Casa San Jose and North Side Public Safety Council are ongoing and not yet completed. For this reason, we will continue to support the growth of these organizations until the end of the CDBG contract. At the end of the contract, we will work with the organizations to determine the best next steps for their continued growth and sustainability.

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