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 2nd Tuesday of every even-numbered month at the First Church-Christ Scientist Church at 201 N Dithridge St via Zoom. For more information, visit or email Sign up for BACA's mailing list here.

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.

Let's Talk Oakland 

Let’s Talk meetings are interactive, resident-focused discussions featuring a monthly theme, presentations from community partners, and an open conversation. Let’s Talk takes place on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. For more information, meeting minutes, recordings, and additional resources 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.

West Oakland Neighborhood Council (WONC)

West Oakland Neighborhood Council West Oakland’s community center, The Corner, convenes a Neighborhood Council comprised of local residents with a passion for maintaining and improving the quality of life in the West Oakland and Oak Hill neighborhoods. Open meetings on the second Tuesday of each month (WONC meetings are temporarily on hold). For more information, contact or 412.683.1400. 

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,