Certified Application Counselor Training

Want to help people enroll in affordable health coverage? The BGC and the Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center are hosting a training this Saturday, Nov. 8, for volunteers to become an Affordable Care Act Certified Application Counselor. The training is from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 5321 Penn Avenue. Call 412-206-1298 to register.

Congratulations to Ryan England

ryanAt the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation’s annual meeting on Oct. 27, Ryan England was given the Father Leo Henry Founder’s Award for his service to our community.

Ryan has been involved with the BGC’s Housing and Land Use Committee, Garfield Community Action Team, and countless other community projects.

Congratulations, Ryan, and thank you for your service!

Join our board of directors

If you’d like to take your community involvement to the next level, consider joining the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation’s board of directors.

We’ll be hosting an orientation session for potential board members at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, at the Community Activity Center, 113 N. Pacific Ave. in Garfield. Light dinner will be served.

Potential board members with an interest in youth education, career development, and revitalization are especially encouraged to attend. RSVP to Aggie Brose, 412-441-6950 x15, by Friday, Sept. 19.

Join us for an end-of-summer celebration!

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Tamere Lester and Wes Davis enjoy a field trip to a Pirates game as part of the Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program.

The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation (BGC) and Neighborhood Learning Alliance (NLA) will host a “Celebration of Success” event at 3 p.m. on Aug. 15 at the BGC’s youth development office, 5321 Penn Ave.

This event will celebrate the 300+ young adults who participated this summer in NLA’s Reading Warriors program, which employs high school students to serve as reading mentors for children, and the BGC’s Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program, which gave many young adults their first work experiences in conjunction with the City of Pittsburgh. Continue reading