The Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation/Pittsburgh Connects, in partnership with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty, is proud to offer the following trainings:
Microsoft Word Basics (Tuesday, February 14th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Microsoft Word can be used to build resumes; create calendars; design business cards, mailing labels, schedules, budgets, fliers, certificates; and much more. This course will teach you how to justify text, create columns, customize borders, and insert WordArt and pictures.
Resume Writing (Friday, February 17th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) A resume is a vital component of every job search. This training, conducted by Walter Fortson (author of Resume Writing Without Paid Work Experience), will teach you how to make your resume as effective as possible.
Microsoft Excel Basics (Tuesday, February 21st from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Microsoft Excel uses a grid of cells arranged in numbered rows and letter-named columns to organize data. Excel can be used to manage finances while creating a budget or operate business expenses while keeping inventory. This course will teach you how to work with a spreadsheet, create and manage a budget, and input basic formulas.
Microsoft PowerPoint Basics (Tuesday, February 28th from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program that is used to easily create powerful professional presentations. From simple to advanced designs, PowerPoint will provide the tools you need to present any type of information on any subject to any type or size audience.
All trainings will be held at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty (130 S. Whitfield Street Pittsburgh, PA 15206). To register: E-mail your name and phone number to EastLibertyTrainings@gmail.com (tell us which class you want to take) or call 412-254-4007.
N. Pacific Avenue steps in Garfield
The Sprout Fund has issued a Request for Proposals for projects involving the steps of Pittsburgh – one of our city’s most interesting features. Find out which projects might qualify and how to apply here.
City Council Member Patrick Dowd (District 7) hosts a mobile district office at locations throughout the district each month. Dowd and staff are available to hear concerns, respond to questions about city services, and give information about legislation in Council. This month, Council to Go is in two neighborhood venues:
Friday, Feb. 17, from 7:30 to 9 am
Perk Me Up, 4407 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 7 to 8 p.m.
Big Idea Bookstore, 4812 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
For more information, call 412-255-2140.
Looking for a job in a growing field?
Due to positive changes at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Oakland and UPMC Hospital in Shadyside, there are now full-time, part-time, and casual support positions available in a range of areas, including transportation, housekeeping, and food services, etc.
The following jobs are available now and need to be filled:
Food Service Workers
To apply for these positions, you must submit a resume and completed application.
Staff members at the Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center, 5321 Penn Avenue, will be available throughout this week and over the weekend to assist you in the application process, help you polish your resume, and answer any questions you may have. When you stop by the center, our experienced staff will work with you to ensure that your application successfully highlights your strengths.
Staff will be available in the employment center during the following times:
Wednesday, Feb 1: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb 2: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday, Feb 3: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb 4: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
For more information, stop by the office or call 412-362-8580.
Bass-Baritone singer Michael Jackson of Pittsburgh will perform in concert at The Eastminster Presbyterian Church on FEBRUARY 25, 2012 at 7:30PM.
Tickets for the event are $10.00 general admission, $15.00 priority seating, and $5.00 students
(at Box-Office only) and can be purchased in advance at http://www.showclix.com/event/
MakeThemHearYou or by calling 1(888) 71-Tickets
The concert is sponsored by The Eastminster Presbyterian Church.
African Americans have made strides in the world of classical music and continue to
do so today. This Concert honors African-American advancement in classical music and features
Pittsburgh native Michael Jackson singing music in the African-American spiritual tradition. He will be joined by Soprano Anqwenique Wingfield, and students from the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts in an evening of wonderful music pulled a culture from Slavery to Freedom and beyond.
Michael Jackson is rapidly gaining recognition for his exciting performances. As a sought-after Bass-Baritone and actor in the Southwestern Pennsylvania area, Jackson appears with various companies as well as education outreach partnerships and organizations throughout the region. Working with various companies including Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Undercroft Opera, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater, August Wilson Center for African-American Culture, Kuntu Repertory Theater and many others.
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.
Penn Avenue’s own Spak Brothers was featured in a recent issue of The Pitt News. Who said pizza couldn’t be healthy?
The BGC and its partner, Lawrenceville Corporation, made Tribune-Review headlines on January 10. The two organizations are exploring a possible Neighborhood Improvement could i have herpes District (NID) to keep their business districts cleaner and safer. Read the full story here.
Pittsburgh CONNECTS, the BGC’s free computer lab, has an immediate opening for a Project Coordinator. This employee will develop and manage the lab and online training content at the 5321 Penn Avenue lab location and community partner sites to ensure engaging, fun, and informative lessons and workshops that address education, employment, and health and wellness. The program coordinator will also ensure that all participants are served appropriately and all key program outcomes are achieved in a timely and fast-paced manner. Minimum requirements are a B.A. in a related discipline; at least 2 years experience; excellent writing skills; and a valid PA driver’s license. Salary: $30,000 to $34,000. For more information, contact RFlanag@aol.com
The Pennsylvania Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Crisis Program Center is now open at the downtown location, One Smithfield Street, First Floor, Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The tentative closing date for the site is March 30. However, the program may be extended or shortened depending upon the availability of federal funds. During the cold-weather season, LIHEAP Crisis provides assistance to low-income households that are experiencing heating emergencies, including no heat, lack of deliverable fuels – heating oil, propane and kerosene – and heating system and fuel line repairs and replacements.
In order to qualify for LIHEAP Crisis, an applicant must have an emergency situation caused by the utility service to the home being turned off and locked, being without fuel, having broken heating equipment or leaking lines that must be fixed or replaced; and have a household income at or less than 150 percent of the federal poverty income level. For a family of two, this is an annual income no greater than $22,065.
Applicants must also provide proof of their heating emergency, such as a letter from the utility company stating that the utility has been shut off; proof of Social Security numbers for all household members; and proof of gross income for a minimum of the last 90 days (more in some situations) for all household members. Proof of income for the last 30 days is required for fixed income clients, such as Social Security or Cash Assistance recipients.