ServePGH
servePGH Celebrates Its 3rd Birthday!
Last month servePGH celebrated it's third birthday! In the last three years, this City of Pittsburgh initative has engaged 8,700 volunteers in over 57,000 hours of service.
 
Read more about servePGH in our
April 1st was the Mayor's Day of Recognition of Service
Mayor William Peduto recognized the hard work of volunteers in our community at an event at the East End Cooperative Ministry.
 
Following breakfast and speakers, members of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps engaged in community service projects in East Liberty. 
Impact of AmeriCorps in Pittsburgh

The first week in April is AmeriCorps Week! In celebration and appreciation of all AmeriCorps members, the servePGH office has compiled a report on the impact of AmeriCorps in Pittsburgh. In 2013, nearly 19,000 volunteers engaged in 94,000 hours of service through AmeriCorps programs.

Take a few minutes to read about great things being done in Pittsburgh by AmeriCorps members!

About servePGH

 

servePGH engages Pittsburgh residents to help solve some of the City's most pressing needs with volunteer-fueled solutions.

 

Through innovative service initiatives, the City of Pittsburgh has engaged thousands of citizens to revitalize City blocks, restore vulnerable residents’ homes, help middle-school youth navigate life’s challenges, and more.

Application Opens for 3 AmeriCorps VISTA Positions

Mayor Peduto has announced that the City is seeking three year-round AmeriCorps VISTA members to support the City’s servePGH program! The accepted VISTAs will be managing service initiatives designed to impact Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods, ranging from home repair to blight reduction to mentoring and beyond. VISTAs serving in the Mayor’s Office have the unique experience working directly with City leaders, community organizations, and various nonprofits to address some of our City’s most pressing needs.

Read More Here or Apply Here

posted 4/08/14 @ 10:14 am
Happy 3rd Birthday, servePGH!

In celebration of our birthday last month, servePGH published its 'Year 3 Report to the Community,' highlighting the successes of the past year.  From beautifying city blocks to mentoring Pittsburgh's youth, servePGH has engaged 8,700 volunteers in over 57,000 hours of service. 

We want to thank of all of our community volunteers and look forward to many years to come! 

Read the Report Here

posted 4/03/14 @ 2:29 pm
Impact of AmeriCorps in Pittsburgh

The Impact of AmeriCorps in Pittsburgh Report is now available! The servePGH office has compiled the metrics from AmeriCorps programs operating in Pittsburgh to highlight the great work being done by AmeriCorps members. 

servePGH has enjoyed the support from the Corporation of National and Community Service through the AmeriCorps VISTA program. VISTA members are crucial in managing servePGH's initiatives.

Read the Report Here

posted 4/03/14 @ 2:27 pm

On April 1st, Mayor William Peduto spoke to over 150 Senior Corps and AmeriCorps members at the East End Cooperative Ministry. He recognized the service of these volunteers and thanked them for their commitment to improving Pittsburgh. Following breakfast and speakers, members of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps engaged in community service projects throughout East Liberty.

posted 4/03/14 @ 2:26 pm
Application Deadlines for two servePGH Programs Friday 3/7!

Applications for the Civic Leadership Academy and Love Your Block programs are closing this Friday March 7!

Love Your Block: An opportunity for community organizations to purchase supplies and equipment necessary to implement a neighborhood block improvement project through a $2,000. Click here for more information!

Civic Leadership Academy: A free, 10-session course about Pittsburgh local government. Participants meet one-on-one with city departments once a week to better understand their City. Go here for more information or apply here!

posted 3/06/14 @ 12:16 pm
Application Period Extended for Love Your Block Program

The application period has been extended for the spring 2014 Love Your Block season. Applications will now be accepted until Friday, March 7

This season, the block revitalization program will give organizations $2,000 to purchase supplies and equipment necessary to implement a neighborhood block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers.

Click here to Apply!

posted 2/27/14 @ 2:36 pm
Winter Volunteering Opportunity!

With frigid temperatures and snow showers still upon us, many Pittsburgh and Allegheny County residents are still in need of snow shoveling assistance this winter. It's not too late to help a neighbor-in-need by signing up as a Snow Angel this season!

To sign-up as a volunteer Snow Angel, please contact our partners at the United Way of Allegheny County's Open Your Heart to a Senior program at 412-307-0071, or email Allegheny@oyhs.org

If you would like a Snow Angel volunteer: Contact Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers at 412-345-7420. Volunteers are assigned on a first-come first-serve basis.

posted 2/18/14 @ 2:06 pm

The Civic Leadership Academy is a free, 10-session course about Pittsburgh local government. Click here to apply for the Spring 2014 session. Session will be held each Wednesday evening from March 26 through May 28.

Academy participants will have an opportunity to meet with a different city department every week for interactive presentations and tours explaining each department’s role.

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page for more info.

Application deadline: March 7, 2014

posted 2/05/14 @ 9:38 am
Contact Us
servePGH Office:
Phone: 412-255-2280
Email: servepgh@pittsburghpa.gov

Mayor's Office of Service and Civic Engagement
512 City County Building | 414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2280

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