Another round of Love Your Block Projects is set to begin! This season, we are expecting 24 community projects to take place between August 31st and October 31st!
To get involved with Love Your Block or other servePGH initiatives, please send an e-mail to email@example.com or call us at 412-255-2280
"The best part about our Love Your Block event day was having the opportunity to work with a diverse group of volunteers of different age groups, backgrounds and organizations".
-Juan Castellanos, The Kinglsey Association
" People were willing to help in a variety of ways. I am grateful for the support I received to make my [Love Your Block] project day a success. Hopefully these relationships will remain and can be called upon for future projects I encounter."
-Rhonda Sears, Mulford Street Corridor BlockAssociation
Our second project of the season took place on Tuesday, September 3rd in East Liberty. Volunteers and Kolano Design beautified their local business district by planting flowers and installing planters along a high-traffic sidewalk. Check out some more great photos here!
“The Love Your Block Program helped us create a message board and living wall which draws warmth, color and texture to a blank and drab corner...it gives the corner a new life along with bringing community involvement and communication back to Beechview.”
-Estelle Simpson, Beechview Walking Club
Please see below for more details about the upcoming Fall 2013 season:
Congratulations to Greenfield Community Association!
ServePGH is proud to announce that Greenfield Community Association is the winner of the most impressive Love Your Block Fall 2013 project, and will receive an additional Home Depot gift card valued at $2,000 for a future neighborhood beautification project. This Fall, with the help of community partners, over 100 volunteers helped rejuvenate Magee Park by clearing overgrowth, collecting over 1,400 pounds of litter, and painting multiple degraded surfaces of the public space.
posted 12/03/13 @ 2:18 pm
Olivet Baptist Church beautifies a community green space through Love Your Block!
On Saturday, August 31st, residents of the Hill District came out to beautify a vacant lot adjacent to the Historic Olivet Baptist Church. The project was supported by the Mayor’s Love Your Block Program. Check out some great event photos here!
posted 9/04/13 @ 12:00 am
Love Your Block Fall 2013 Projects Starting!
The Love Your Block season is set to begin on Saturday, August 31st, 2013 with two great community service projects. Join Southside Chamber of Commerce as they clean-up litter and install doggie waste stations in Armstrong Park and join the Historic Olivet Baptist Church as they love the 2300 block of Centre Avenue by planting flowers and having a community clean-up day! Check out all 24 upcoming projects here!
posted 8/26/13 @ 12:00 am
Welcoming our Fall 2013 Love Your Block Grantees!
Last week, The Love Your Block grantees selected for the Fall 2013 season were joined by various City Departments and local nonprofits for an orientation event at the Schenley Ice Rink. This orientation is a great way for our grantees to learn more about the program and about valuable resources to support their projects. This is our largest season to date, with 23 grant recipients and a large array of projects including community gardens, art installations, and facade beautification. Check out some great photos here!
posted 8/09/13 @ 1:40 pm
Bloomfield Garfield Corporation and Garfield Community Action Team beautify Nelson Mandela Peace Park through Love Your Block
On Saturday, June 8th, residents of Garfield teamed up to create a beautiful butterfly garden in Nelson Mandela Peace Park. This project was supported by the Love Your Block program. To learn more about the program Click Here. !
posted 6/10/13 @ 12:00 am
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today announced the 24 recipients who will receive funding through the fourth round of his servePGH initiative's "Love Your Block” grant program – bringing the total number of projects to 64. From Garfield to Elliott, and Beltzhoover to Spring Garden, resident volunteers will partner with the City to transform blighted lots into community assets. Learn more here!
posted 4/22/13 @ 12:00 am
The Love Your Block season is set to start on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 with two great community service projects. Join volunteers as they plant trees in Highland Park with the group Tree Pittsburgh and join the Southside Chamber of Commerce as they love the 1100 block of East Carson Street by planting and installing flowerboxes as well as cleaning up their block on the Southside!
posted 4/14/13 @ 12:00 am
ServePGH is proud to announce that Community Alliance of Spring Garden-East Deutschtown was the group selected to win the Love Your Block Fall 2012 “best block revitalization project” and will receive an additional $2,000 Home Depot gift card for future block enhancements. The group revitalized vacant lots and buildings along Spring Garden Avenue in the neighborhood of Spring Garden and leveraged over $4,750 in donations for their project!
posted 11/25/12 @ 12:00 am
Applications are now being accepted for Love Your Block- Spring 2013 Projects!
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced that applications are available for the spring 2013 Love Your Block grant award program. Local nonprofit organizations have until February 14, 2013 to apply. The block revitalization program gives up to 30 organizations $1,000 to purchase supplies and equipment necessary to implement a neighborhood block improvement project that mobilizes community volunteers. Click here for more information!
posted 11/24/12 @ 12:00 am
Success for Brashear 9th Grade Promise Readiness Corps!
Students and teachers of Brashear's 9th Grade Promise Readiness Corps volunteered to clean and beautify Sheraden Park as part of a Love Your Block project! Despite a cold and rainy morning, students were eager to plant flowers, pick up litter, and paint a sign and poles around the park. They were joined by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl in the afternoon, who thanked the students for their great volunteering efforts that day. Check out photos here from the project and see all the great work that was done!
posted 10/11/12 @ 11:00 am
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