Our Mission

The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation (BGC) exists to improve the quality of life for all in Garfield and surrounding neighborhoods through active community engagement.

Community-based and board-driven, one of the BGC’s main goals is to get as many people in the community as possible to participate in the efforts aimed at physical revitalization, an improved economy and strengthened social well-being. Learn more about us…

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As a community organization, we strive to promote inclusion and diversity in all of our initiatives. We do not approve of hateful speech or attacking groups of people who may be considered “different” in regard to personal characteristics, lifestyle, or abilities, etc. While Ben Stoviak was not an employee of the Garfield Night Market, he was an independent contractor who was tasked with running the market. We would like to make it very clear that we do not share the views that he has expressed on social media and that due to these recent events, he is no longer affiliated with the Garfield Night Market, the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, or the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District. We hope that all involved in this situation are able to find the support and strength needed to move forward. Best wishes.

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Our 2015 Annual Report to Members is now available. Read about our efforts in youth development, affordable housing, public safety, green zoning, commercial revitalization, and more!

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The Western PA Conservancy and Evolve Architecture have completed their report on open spaces in the upper part of Garfield, inventorying the sites and assessing their relative condition. This report also contains input from members of the public who attended several community meetings. View the Green Zone Report here.

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