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Save the Date: One Northside Quarterly Meeting

One Northside Logo

Please mark your calendar for the next One Northside Quarterly Meeting on Wednesday, October 4th from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Children’s Museum. Light refreshments at 5:30 pm.

More information to follow. We hope to see you there!

Join us for a Northside Picnic

Sprout Fund Picture

Get Your Picnic Basket Ready

Join Sprout and One Northside for a picnic in celebration of the Neighbor-to-Neighbor projects that were funded in 2017

On Thursday, September 14th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, we’re gathering in the courtyard of the New Hazlett Theater for a picnic, and you’re invited!

Get to know the great people behind the 2017 Neighbor-to-Neighbor funded projects. Network with funders and resident leaders from all over the country who will be in Pittsburgh for Resident Voices Leading Neighborhood Change from Grassroots Grantmakers. And enjoy picnic-themed refreshments!

Northsiders and their friends, families and supporters are all welcome at this event, which is free and open to the public. See you there!

RSVP to Let Us Know You’ll Be at the Picnic

Final Neighbor-to-Neighbor Deadline on August 4th

Neighbor-to-Neighbor 2017

Final Neighbor-to-Neighbor Funding Opportunity of 2017

This is it: the final round of Neighbor-to-Neighbor grants is coming up in August and we can’t wait to see what you’ve been cooking up!

Anyone who lives or works on the Northside is invited to apply for a $1,000 grant by 5:00 pm on Friday, August 4th.

So far this year we’ve supported projects to redd up bus stops and vacant lots, host community movie nights in the park, support youth performing arts, and establish new community groups.

Ready to add your idea to the mix? Apply now!

Get Started on Your Neighbor-to-Neighbor Application

Need Help Finishing Your Application?

Join Diana for a cup of tea at Arnold’s Tea on East Ohio Street leading up to the deadline to discuss your project ideas and get answers to your questions about the application process.

Friday, August 4th | 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Arnold’s Tea, 502 East Ohio Street

Reserve Your Spot

$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.