ServePGH
City Employees: Mayor's Mentoring Initiative Applications OPEN!

Want to make a difference in the life of a student? City of Pittsburgh Employees are encouraged to apply for the Mayor's Mentoring Initiative, a program that provides up to 2 hours of paid administrative leave for mentoring each week. Applications are due September 26th. For more information and applications click here

Love Your Block Helps KaBoom! Project

The Mayor's Office and servePGH staff joined over 180 volunteers in a KaBoom! 6 hour playground build! The Hill District Consensus Group leveraged their Love Your Block grant to buy tools for the playground build.

 

To find Love Your Block volunteer opportunities in your neighborhood check the servePGH events calendar.

SHIP Announces New Round of Home Repairs

Mayor Peduto and Councilman O’Connor came together in Hazelwood to announce a $200,000 grant for the Sustainable Home Improvement Program (SHIP), for 28 veterans’ home repairs.

 

Mayor's Mentoring Initiative Applications now OPEN!

Did you know City of Pittsburgh employees are eligible to receive up to two hours paid administrative leave to mentor a local student? Get involved and check out this great opportunity to mentor through the Mayor's Mentoring Initaitive. Applications are due September 26, 2014.

posted 7/21/14 @ 2:18 pm
Extended Application Period, Informational Session For Love Your Block Program

On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, City of Pittsburgh representatives will be on hand to discuss and answer any questions about the fall round of Love Your Block applications. The application period has been extended until July 18.

This season, the City will award up to $1,000 to purchase supplies and tools to implement a block improvement project. There are minor changes to program delivery this season and this is an opportunity to field any questions or concerns from applicants. Read more here.

WHERE: City-County Building, CitiStat conference room 646, 6th floor, Grant Street side, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

WHEN: 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2014

posted 7/03/14 @ 11:45 am

This round, Love Your Block gives 14 organizations up to $1,000 to purchase supplies and equipment necessary to implement a neighborhood block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers.  With support of key City departments and services, engaged residents can roll up their sleeves and transform their community – block by block. Click here for more information.

Application Deadline: July 18, 2014 (Deadline Extended)

posted 6/19/14 @ 3:42 pm

The Civic Leadership Academy is a free, 10-session course about Pittsburgh local government. Click here to apply for the fall 2014 session. Session will be held each Wednesday evening from September 10 through November 12.

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.

Application deadline: July 11, 2014

posted 6/18/14 @ 2:55 pm

On June 16, 2014, City of Pittsburgh representatives will be on hand to discuss and answer any questions about the fall round of Love Your Block applications. This season, the City will award up to $1,000 to purchase supplies and tools to implement a block improvement project. There are minor changes to program delivery this season and this is an opportunity to field any questions or concerns from applicants.  Read more here.

WHERE: City-County Building, CitiStat conference room 646, 6th floor, Grant Street side, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

WHEN: 6-7 p.m., Monday, June 16, 2014

posted 6/12/14 @ 3:58 pm

The Sustainable Home Improvement Partnership received a $200,000 grant from the Home Depot Foundation to support 28 veterans’ home repairs in the Pittsburgh region. Mayor Peduto, Councilman O’Connor, representatives from The Home Depot, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, SHIP’s partner organizations, and local volunteers, came together to kick-off this round of funding at a veteran’s home in Hazelwood that is receiving repairs thanks to SHIP. Read more here

posted 6/11/14 @ 2:04 pm

Mayor Peduto unveiled a new sign and name for the former Redd Up Zone program, which will now be called Beautify Our ‘Burgh! The Mayor was joined by Council President Kraus and Chief Operations Officer Guy Costa at the  CCI Center in the South Side.  After the event, volunteers came together to hold a litter cleanup of PRC’s Beautify Our ‘Burgh zone, which is the first to receive new signs!

Read More Here

posted 5/15/14 @ 4:29 pm
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.

 

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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