A Successful Season!
Love Your Block is wrapping up a successful season. This fall, 12 amazing projects were completed across the City of Pittsburgh, transforming vacant blighted lots into beautiful gardens, playgrounds and a garden resource center to name a few. Congratulations to all community groups and volunteers! Thank you for all your hard work! Check out the transformations in our photo gallery!
An Amazing Transformation!
Northside Coalition for Fair Housing, KaBOOM!, The Alcoa Foundation and servePGH came together to turn a vacant lot in California-Kirkbride into a playground in just 2 days! Over 250 volunteers contributed over 2000 service hours to build the unique playground designed by local youth. Check out the dramatic makeover photos here.
Building Partnerships, Strengthening Communities
"The City departments are accessible and quick to respond to questions adn concerns. Love Your Block is a great program." - Rachel Romano, Beechview Community Garden
"They [Department of Public Works] were awesome, concerned, and dedicated to helping Troy Hill beautify the public park." - Nancy Noszka, Troy Hill Citizens
Creating Community Involvement!
"We were able to create a new green space that is family friendly in the South Side and revitalize a corner of Armstrong Park that is very neglected. Everyone was super excited and energized to be there [and the best part of the Love Your Block event was] seeing the neighbors in the adjacent area coming out and asking what we were doing and thanking us for the hard work."
- Jenn Holliman, South Side Community Council
Bringing Communities Together!
"[The best part of the Love Your Block Event was] the numbers of volunteers who cared enough to come out and create a difference in our neighborhood. The sweat, laughter, hard work and getting dirty together was priceless."
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