City Council Redistricting

There will be four public meetings held throughout July on the redistricting plan for Pittsburgh City Council. You can read more about the plan and learn how to sign up to speak here. The East End meeting will be held at the Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh 15206 on Tuesday, July 24 at 7 pm. Find out how redrawing the Council map affects your neighborhood!

Urban Entrepreneurship Conference

The 2012 Make It Happen Urban Entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh Conference will be June 2 from Noon to 5 p.m. in the Hillman Auditorium at the Kaufmann Center, 1835 Centre Ave.  Learn from successful Pittsburgh entrepreneurs as they share their story.  Josh Linkner will be the luncheon keynote speaker.  He rebuilds urban areas through entrepreneurship and is helping transform Detroit.  A resource center will be available at the conference to help you with your start-up.  Admission is free. Visit www.makeithappenpgh.org or call 412-648-1544 to register.  Lunch and refreshments are included.

Job Fair in Lawrenceville

The East End Works Collaborative is sponsoring a giant job fair at the Teamsters Temple, 4701 Butler Street, in Lawrenceville, on Wednesday, May 2 from 4 to 6:30 pm. Some of the 50+ employers who will be available to talk and take applications:

A for the People Institute • A Second Chance, Inc. • A. Phillip Randolph Institute • AARP Worksearch • Allegheny County Mobile Health Unit •  Allegiance Staffing • Alorica • Army Strong Community Center • BNY Mellon • CCAC • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh • Community Options, Inc. • DISH Network, LLC • Family Dollar • Fidelity Bank • First Commonwealth Bank • Gateway Health Plan • Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank • HCR Manorcare • Home Instead Senior Care • JobCorps • Just Harvest • Loving Care Agency • Macy’s • McConway & Torley, LLC • Milestone Centers •  MonValley Unemployed Committee • New Century Careers • Northshore Community Alliance • Omni William Penn • PA Health Access Network • PA Wants to Work • Pittsburgh Building Trades Apprenticeship Program • Primerica Financial • Rosedale Tech • Sam’s Club • Traveler’s Aid • TRG Customer Solutions • Two Men and a Truck • United HealthCare (CHIP) • University of Pittsburgh • UPMC • West Penn Allegheny Health System • Western PA Operating Engineers • Wholey’s • YouthLINK … and many more!

Bring your resume!

If you can’t make the fair, visit the Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center at 5321 Penn Avenue, or call 412-362-8580.

 

Celebrate National Women’s Health Week on Saturday May 19

From 1 to 3 p.m., in CCAC’s Tom Foerster Student Center, 800 Ridge Avenue, celebrate National Women’s Health Week with a free multi-generational event with activities for women, girls, and the whole family. The event features an appearance by Bev Smith, Pittsburgh’s own nationally syndicated, award-winning radio talk show host. Chef Jesse Sharrard will demonstrate farmers market cooking — and samples will be available to taste!

Additional activities include Passport to Health, featuring tips for a healthier you at every age, a performance by Just One, Bidwell Presbyterian Church Mime Ministry, and free prize drawings. All adults attending will receive reusable shopping bags filled with goodies, including a cookbook with recipes from the event.

Kids ages 5 and up can visit the Kid Zone, for a hula hoop contest (with free hula hoops while supplies last!), prizes, and games, and to taste different fruits and vegetables.

Pittsburgh Green House to Celebrate Grand Opening on March 3

The Pittsburgh Green House, which The Bulletin covered in its March issue, will officially open to the public this weekend. ACTION-Housing, Inc. is excited to unveil  the 308 N. Sheridan Avenue house —  its newest sustainability initiative located at 308 N. Sheridan Ave. in East Liberty. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held on Friday, March 2nd at 10  a.m., and the Pittsburgh Green House will be open to the public beginning with the Grand Opening on Saturday, March 3rd, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Regular business hours for tours and access to the resource center are as follows:

Wednesdays: 4 – 7 PM
Thursdays: 10 AM – 2 PM
Fridays: 9 AM – 12 PM, 1 – 4 PM
Saturdays: 11 AM – 3 PM

For more information and to view the schedule of classes, please visit
www.pittsburghgreenhouse.org or call (412) 362-4PGH (-4744).

Free Tax Returns

Low-to-moderate-income city residents can get their taxes done for free by the Money in Your Pocket Coalition from now through tax day in April. East End locations include Goodwill Southwestern Pa. in Lawrenceville and Family Resources in East Liberty. Check out the website for details and location.