Thanks to Garfield’s concerned residents for making these crosswalks at Penn and Pacific Avenues a reality in our neighborhood! Three cheers for the city stepping up and responding to all the local 311 calls for crosswalks. Photo by Minette Vaccariello.
Please consider the following job opportunities:
1) Immediate openings – Positions at the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation’s afterschool program at Pittsburgh Arsenal and Pittsburgh Woolslair. Up to $15 an hour depending on experience.
2) Immediate opening– Manage the Neighborhood Learning Alliance’s “Everyone Graduates” high school program. Hourly rate of $16 to $20 an hour.
3) Anticipated March opening – Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center is seeking multiple individuals to assist with recruiting 14 to 21 year olds for the “Pittsburgh Summer Learn and Earn” employment program. Positions could lead to full time work throughout the summer. Openings in the West End and East End of Pittsburgh are anticipated.
4) Summer openings – The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation is seeking to identify as many as 5 workers that would operate its Learn and Earn Summer youth employment program.
5) Immediate opening – Garfield Jubilee Association is seeking a “Youthbuild Education Project Leader.” See the attached job description.
6) May opening – Earthen Vessels Outreach is seeking a Summer Food Program Manager. Looking to hire someone who could be a long-term hire, but for summers only.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH OF THESE OPPORTUNITIES, FOLLOW THIS LINK: NOW HIRING!!!
Are you looking for a job that involves shaping young minds? Look no further because the BGC and Neighborhood Learning Alliance have just the job for you. A local afterschool program is now hiring another support staffer to attend to the academic and social needs of students from Pittsburgh Arsenal K-5 and Pittsburgh Woolslair K-5. Work afternoon hours and earn good pay while helping elementary school students boost their reading and mathematical skills. Some leadership experience is required; all candidates must pass various background checks. Click the link below to learn more about this excellent career opportunity.
Beginning on Dec. 1, two well-known and well-respected nonprofit organizations, the Girls Scouts Western Pennsylvania and Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania, are teaming up this year for the holidays. Together, they will conduct the “Give A Little Love” Holiday Clothing Drive and Community Service Project during the month of December. Girl Scouts will be collecting gently used items for donation to Goodwill for the winter months when donations are needed most. Items donated will be sold in Goodwill stores to support the agency’s mission to provide job training and education to help people with barriers to gain employment.
“We are so very pleased to work with the Girl Scouts on this donation drive project,” said Danielle Hardy, Community Donations Specialist at Goodwill SWPA. “They have been a wonderful partner of Goodwill for decades because of their commitment to the community. Their support this year is greatly needed.”
During the “Give A Little Love” Holiday Clothing Drive and Community Service Project, Girl Scouts will distribute donation bags to family, friends and other partners throughout the community. Later, they will collect the donation bags and deliver them to their local Goodwill store and donation center by December 31st. Goodwill SWPA and the Girls Scouts Western Pennsylvania are calling on the public to support the project by cleaning out their closets to help to Girl Scouts fill the donation bags.
Participating Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to earn a patch provided by Goodwill recognizing their fulfillment of community service. Additionally, the top three Girl Scouts who collect the most donations will win a paid trip to camp; courtesy of Goodwill SWPA.
“Thanks to local organizations like Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Girl Scouts have opportunities to keep their promise to help others and make the world a better place,” said Patricia A. Burkart, CEO of Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania. “Even our youngest Girl Scouts in kindergarten can participate in this project, putting them on a path of service and engagement that will last their entire lives.”
For more information on the Give A Little Love Holiday Clothing Drive and Community Service Project, or to receive general information about how to partner with Goodwill on a community donation drive, visit www.goodwillswpa.org/host-donation-drive or contact Danielle Hardy at 412-632-1875 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for
The Penn Avenue Reconstruction Project Phase II Community Scoping Meeting
Thursday, October 8th!
The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation invites you and your neighbors to discuss the scope of Phase II of the Penn Avenue Reconstruction Project (Evaline to Graham Sts.) with the Department of Public Works.
Head over to the BGC Activity Center (113 N. Pacific Ave.) this Thursday at 6 p.m. to take part in the discussion.
To learn more or RSVP, contact Deputy Director of the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, Aggie Brose, at 412-441-6950 (ext. 15) or Aggie@Bloomfield-Garfield.org.
Looking for a job this summer? One of our neighbors on Evaline Street just landed a job through LGC Hospitality Staffing, a firm that orchestrates placement at work-sites like PNC Park and Heinz Field, among others. Specializing in the hospitality industry, LGC offers a number of full and part-time positions in the Pittsburgh area. Staffing manager Sara Vuich will work with each candidate to find them the right job, regardless of their background or work experience. Interested candidates seeking more information can email email@example.com or call 412-343-5087.
Tonight, at 6pm, the BGC hosts a community meeting for local residents to voice their opinions about the Penn Avenue reconstruction project and learn more about its second phase of planning. The meeting, which is open to the public at the BGC Activities Center (113 N. Pacific Ave.), will give neighbors and business owners a chance to speak with city officials and construction experts. This dialogue is crucial to ongoing planning efforts for Phase II, so everyone is encouraged to input their suggestions at tonight’s meeting.
Get ready for a special family fun night at Arsenal Elementary and Arsenal Middle School on Wednesday, May 6th at 5:30 PM. In partnership with A+ Schools and the Pittsburgh Public Schools, the PEP Rally Program will be jointly hosting Arsenal 360 Night, a special evening designed to celebrate diversity and showcase the many stories and cultures of Arsenal families. This event has been made possible through the Sprout Fund’s Global Switchboard Community of Practice grant. Everyone is encouraged to extend this invitation to other families and anyone else who might be interested in this multicultural event. Below are some flyers printed in English, Spanish, Chinese, French, and Arabic!
Are you partial to moonlit walks in the springtime? Do you enjoy browsing outdoor markets? Well, you’re in luck because the Garfield Night Market is here to satisfy your good-weather whimsy with some homemade foods and crafts tonight (5/1) on N. Pacific Ave. As part of the monthly Unblurred gallery crawl, the Garfield Night Market functions as a small-business incubator in a community-oriented environment; neighbors become vendors for the night by offering specialty goods to gallery crawlers in the pursuit of craftiness. To learn more about this ‘First Fridays’ event, visit garfieldnightmarket.org or follow the market on Facebook.
Aldi has announced plans to open at 5200 Penn Avenue. Neighbors have fought long and hard to bring a grocery store back to Garfield, so this news comes as quite a victory for the surrounding communities.
No more long walks up the street to buy groceries. No more relying on jitney cabs for transportation home from the store. No more “bulk trips” to stock the pantry at faraway grocers.
Now that we’ve secured a bona fide grocery store, it’s time to celebrate this positive change. Here’s a toast to all our neighbors and community members who advocated to nourish a food desert back to good health. Cheers!