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$1,000 Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grants Now Available

Neighbor-to-Neighbor June

Neighbor-to-Neighbor $1,000 grants are Back!

Apply by Friday July 7th for a grant to build a better Northside

If you call the Northside home and have an idea for making your community a better place to live, learn, and work, you can apply for a $1,000 Neighbor-to-Neighbor grant from The Sprout Fund.

In partnership with the Buhl Foundation and in support of the One Northside initiative, Sprout provides microgrants to support small-scale neighborhood-level projects. Applicants must live or work on the Northside and funded project activities must take place in one of the 18 neighborhoods of the Northside.

Thinking of applying? Learn more at a lunchtime workshop this Friday, June 16th. RSVP today!

Submit Your Grant Application Today

RSVP for an Info Session

Thinking about applying for a grant? Sprout is hosting information sessions at the following Northside neighborhood locations:

Friday, June 16 | 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Woods Run
1201 Woods Run Avenue
Register to Attend

Thursday, July 6 | 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny
1230 Federal Street
Register to Attend

Learn More about Sprout’s Support for One Northside

Notice of Public Meeting: Allegheny Circle Two Way Conversion

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Location: Alloy 26, Nova Place
Time: 6:00 pm – Sign In, 6:30 pm – Presentation

The City of Pittsburgh, in partnership with the PA Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, and in cooperation with One Northside and the Walk/Ride Northside, a committee of the Northside Leadership Conference, will conduct a preliminary public meeting for Allegheny Circle two way conversion in the Allegheny Center Neighborhood.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the conceptual plans for the project which is set for a May 2018 construction start.

The project team will be present at the public meeting to answer any questions and present the conceptual plans. The meeting location is accessible to persons having disabilities. Anyone who needs additional information has special needs, or requires special aids should contact:

Emily Jo Gaspich, P.E., Project Manager, City of Pittsburgh, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Transportation and Engineering at (412) 255-2472 or emily.gaspich@pittsburghpa.gov.

One Northside Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grants Return

Neighbor-to-Neighbor 2017

Neighbor-to-Neighbor $1,000 grants are Back!

How will you use $1,000 to benefit your Northside neighborhood?

For the third year in a row, The Sprout Fund is partnering with the Buhl Foundation to provide microgrants to support small-scale neighborhood-level projects through Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grants of up to $1,000.

Applicants must live or work on the Northside and funded project activities must take place in one of the 18 neighborhoods of the Northside.

Applications will be accepted on June 9th, July 7th, and August 4th.

RSVP for an Info Session

Thinking about applying for a grant? Sprout is hosting information sessions at the following Northside neighborhood locations:

Thursday, May 18 | 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Artist Image Resource
518 Foreland Street
Register to Attend

Friday, May 26 | 8:30 to 10:00 am

Chateau Cafe and Cakery
1501 Preble Avenue
Register to Attend

Friday, June 2 | 8:30 to 10:00 am

Pear and the Pickle
1800 Rialto Street
Register to Attend

Friday, June 16 | 12:00 to 1:30 pm

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Woods Run
1201 Woods Run Avenue
Register to Attend

Thursday, July 6 | 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Allegheny
1230 Federal Street
Register to Attend

Learn More about Sprout’s support for One Northside

Allegheny’s Non-Traditional Career Speaker Series

Carnegie Library Northside

This is a program for teens (grades 6-12) that will occur on the fourth Thursday of February-May at 5:30 pm. Programs will be held at the Library on Federal Street, in the teen section. Pizza is provided! No RSVP is necessary.

Thursday, February 23
Thursday, March 23
Thursday, April 27
Thursday, May 25

Creating a Sustainable Region with Stories

Storytelling Event
Storytelling is our way of expressing the soul of our community to one another. Stories expose our beliefs, emotions and vulnerabilities that can connect with people in ways that facts and statistics can’t. Stories foster empathy, remind us of what it means to be human, and challenge us to be the change we seek.

Join us for our second annual Storytelling Inspire Speakers Series event to hear stories from citizens who are working to create sustainable, vibrant, healthy, and just places for us all to live, work, learn, and play. This Moth-style and TED-like event will dare us to dream big about what is possible for our communities, projects, and places.

Free child care is available.

Reserve Your Free Tickets

Little Free Library in Allegheny West

Little Free LibraryLittle Free Libraries (LFL) are “take a book, return a book” gathering places where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. A LFL is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. The One Northside Education Strategy Team — consisting of Northside community members — wanted to develop a project that demonstrates that the Northside is a community where reading and writing are valued by children, youth and adults. The LFL project was designed to demonstrate this spirit. We now have a Little Free Library in Allegheny West, on the 900 block of Beech Avenue. We invite you to take book to enjoy and bring your old books to us! Happy reading!

Host a (Free)Lending Library Box

Little Free Libraries (LFL) are “take a book, return a book” gathering places where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a LFL is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. The One Northside Education Strategy Team — consisting of Northside community members — wanted to develop a project that demonstrates that the Northside is a community where reading and writing are valued by children, youth and adults. The LFL project was designed to demonstrate this spirit.

The LFL project is underway with students at Pittsburgh Brashear and Pittsburgh Perry building and decorating LFLs. We are now ready to donate these LFLs to one pilot site in each of our 18 Northside neighborhoods in hopes of cross-community engagement and easier book access. If you host a library you’ll be responsible for:

  • Maintenance/repairs to Little Free Libraries
  • Installation of Library

If you’re interested in hosting a box, please contact Tad Wissel at tad@slbradio.org or Debra Smallwood at debra.smallwood0163@gmail.com.

Note: Tad did check with the HRC and Zoning and as long as the libraries aren’t attached to a house or fence, zoning and permitting consider them a mailbox so they don’t require any special permitting etc.

Next One Northside Funding Deadline is Nearly Here

Neighbor to Neighbor Grant

We’re Halfway There

There’s still time to lead a $1,000 Neighbor-to-Neighbor project.

We’ve set a goal to support 50 Neighbor-to-Neighbor projects this year and we’re just about halfway there. What will you do with your Neighbor-to-Neighbor grant?

Want to host a community clean up or neighborhood gathering? Have a big idea that you want to test out? Neighbor-to-Neighbor $1,000 grants support small projects on the Northside – and we’re accepting applications through August 5th.

Anyone that lives or works on the Northside is eligible to apply for a Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grant from The Sprout Fund and use $1,000 to make the Northside the place to live, work and learn.

SUBMIT YOUR $1,000 GRANT REQUEST BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 5th

Start Your Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grant Application

Manchester Growing Together

Manchester Growing Together Garden

Documentary Screening on Tuesday, August 2nd.

Manchester Growing Together Garden is celebrated as a model of environmental stewardship, juvenile justice remediation and community service involvement.

Learn more and meet project leader Lisa Freement at a free screening of the documentary Manchester Growing Together at City of Asylym on Tuesday, August 2nd from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

RSVP to Attend this Free Screening

Learn More About Sprout’s Support for One Northside

AWCC Membership Meeting Agenda – July 12, 2016

Calvary United Methodist Church, 971 Beech Ave
Tuesday, July 12th at 7:30pm (pre-session at 7:00pm)

  • 7:00 – 7:30 – Jim Pashek
  • Visitor: Carnegie Science Center
  • Visitor: Finalize Buhl Grant Outcomes/Next Steps
  • New Neighbors
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report & Finalize Budget
  • Housing and Planning Updates
    • Western Ave
    • Light of Light
    • CCAC
  • AWDC Updates: 928 Western
  • Property: 806 Western Improvements
  • Ways and Means
    • Final report about the Wine Tour
    • Christmas Tour
  • Friends
    • Cleanups!
    • Babb volunteer day: July 14, all welcome
  • Membership Events
    • Corn roast in September
    • Mixer: Friday, July 15 at the Modern Cafe
    • 50 Anniversary: Alleys, Axles and Ales
  • Committee Q&A

$5,000 One Northside Innovation Grants

One Northside Grant

Take the lead in your community with this one-time opportunity

In support of the One Northside initiative, The Sprout Fund is offering grants of up to $5,000 to launch new and creative ideas for improving the quality of place, education, or employment on Pittsburgh’s Northside.

That’s right: $5,000 to make your community even better.

Northside residents, community groups, nonprofits, and collaborative teams are encouraged to apply. Past Neighbor-to-Neighbor projects are also welcome!

Submit your One Northside Innovation grant application!
DEADLINE: Monday, July 18th

Get to Work on Your $5,000 Application