Community Organizations

Community Groups

Bellefield Area Citizens Association (BACA)

BACA is a group of residents and business owners working together to improve North Oakland. BACA meets at 7 PM on the 1st Tuesday of each month at the First Church-Christ Scientist Church at 201 N Dithridge St. For more information, visit

Baum-Centre Initiative (BCI)

BCI is a group of citizens and business owners who work to improve the quality of life in the Baum-Centre corridor. The BCI meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the First United Methodist Church at 6 PM. For more information, contact our office.


Oakwatch seeks to improve the quality of life for residents, employees, and visitors by enforcing codes on property violations and disruptive behavior in Oakland. Oakwatch meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at different locations. Visit for more information.

Shadyside Action Coalition (SAC)

SAC is made up of Shadyside residents who have an interest in maintaining and improving the quality of life in the neighborhood. Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM at the Winchester Thurston School. For more information, visit

Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition (SHUC)

The SHUC is a non-profit community group dedicated to preserving, improving, and celebrating the quality of life in the 14th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh. Visit for more information.

Zone 4 Public Safety Council

Zone 4 PSC meetings allow residents and public safety officers a chance to discuss health and safety concerns, problems, and solutions within Zone 4. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 6 PM at the Jewish Community Center. For more information, contact the Zone 4 Community Resource Officers Victoria Butch, and David Shiffren,

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