Tag: community

Posted on: October 29, 2020 Posted by: Louise Popko Comments: 0

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Stops in McKeesport to Discuss Opportunity Zones

Here’s recent news on Depart of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson’s visit to McKeesport on October 15, 2020. Carson met with Mayor Cherepko and other community leaders to discuss how the Federal Financial Opportunity Zone Program can be leveraged in McKeesport to incite community development. Source: “In …

Community Garden Flowers
Posted on: February 4, 2020 Posted by: Louise Popko Comments: 0

Winter Weather Got You Feeling Down?

If the gray skies and snowy weather have got you feeling down, here are photos of our thriving McKeesport Community Garden to help remind you of the sunny days ahead! And don’t forget, the McKeesport Community Garden currently has boxes available to rent! For more information, please email mckgarden@gmail.com or …

Roundhouse rendering
Posted on: January 29, 2020 Posted by: Louise Popko Comments: 0

“Roundhouse renovation is next for Hazelwood Green”

Continuing with our interest in regional development projects aimed at transforming former industrial sites into green space, here’s a look at the renovations being done at the Roundhouse in Hazelwood Green from NEXTpittsburgh. Source: Roundhouse renovation is next for Hazelwood Green  

Grow Pittsburgh Grower's Map
Posted on: January 22, 2020 Posted by: Louise Popko Comments: 0

Community Grower’s Map

Are you interested in getting involved with community farming and gardening in your neighborhood? This user-generated map courtesy of Grow Pittsburgh shows where community gardens, community farms, schoolyard gardens, and urban farms are located across the greater Pittsburgh area. Register your garden today, or find one nearby to volunteer in! …

Posted on: January 2, 2020 Posted by: Louise Popko Comments: 0

“Tutoring Program Seeks Older Volunteers in Duquesne, McKeesport Schools”

Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring, managed here by Literacy Pittsburgh, is currently looking for volunteers age 50 and older as they expand their tutoring services to the Duquesne and McKeesport Area school districts. Training sessions will be held at the Tube City Center for Business and Innovation in Downtown McKeesport this coming …

Library District Gateway Garden
Posted on: December 6, 2019 Posted by: Louise Popko Comments: 0

Addressing Blight in the Community With Green Spaces

According to data from the City of McKeesport, McKeesport is home to approximately 2,500 vacant lots. While vacant lots and properties exact various economic, social, and mental tolls on residents, revitalizing blighted lots can have a positive impact on communities as they come together to beautify their neighborhoods. Beginning in …