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The Bulletin: Garfield Gators Youth Football

Never-ending Story of the Garfield Gators in 2020 Story by Bob Jones, B.A.S.E., Gators Football Coach Garfield - In a year of chaos and uncertainty, and with no Garfield Gators youth football, the Gator family has been able to stay engaged by following the exploits of a few of our brothers on high school and college football fields across the country. Listed to the right are 47 Gators who are currently playing football for their respective high schools, universities, and colleges. Some of our post-secondary Gators are playing, and some are not due to seasons being cancelled or pushed back [...]

By |2020-11-09T15:55:50-05:00November 9, 2020|Bulletin, Community, Youth|2 Comments

The Bulletin: ECS hosts virtual tour of ‘recycled’ Garfield school building

Students 'virtually' tour ECS ahead of first school year in Garfield Story by Andrew McKeon, The Bulletin Jon McCann (left), CEO of the Environmental Charter School (ECS), guides students on a virtual tour of their school building ahead of its opening for the 2019-2020 school year. Photo courtesy of ECS. Garfield - On Friday, May 3, the Environmental Charter School’s (ECS) annual “Earth Night” event gave students a high tech preview of their new middle school. After gathering at the current ECS building in Regent Square, students donned virtual reality (VR) headsets and were instantly transported to Garfield, where [...]

By |2019-08-15T17:03:33-04:00June 15, 2019|Bulletin, Community, Green Initiatives, News, Youth|0 Comments

The Bulletin: Waldorf School designs ‘living building’ classroom

Breaking new ground: Waldorf classroom embraces 'green' design Story by Ellen DiBiase, Bulletin contributor ABOVE: Rendering of the Waldorf School's new classroom building, looking west towards S. Winebiddle St. Read more in the September 2018 Bulletin. Graphic courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Friendship - The master plan for the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh’s campus is driven by the maxim that “continued success requires expansion.” Comprised of four phases, the plan involves enhancing the main Victorian-era building at 201 S. Winebiddle St. to accommodate students in grades 1-8. The plan also calls for improvements to the adjacent yellow building that houses [...]

By |2018-09-11T17:52:25-04:00September 11, 2018|Bulletin, Community, Green Initiatives, News, Youth|0 Comments

The Bulletin: Looking both ways with ‘citizen crossing guard’ Rose Parker

Volunteer crossing guard protects students from Penn Ave. motorists Story by Andrew McKeon, The Bulletin ABOVE: Volunteer crossing guard Rose Parker remains steadfast in the face of oncoming Penn Ave. traffic. She also remains skeptical of local drivers' reaction time during rush hour. Read more in the August 2018 Bulletin. Photo by Andrew McKeon. Garfield - Rose Parker keeps her head on a swivel as she looks up and down Penn Ave. The citizen crossing guard has lots of advice, both metaphorical and literal, for dangerous drivers that zoom past her unofficial post at the intersection of N. Millvale and Penn Aves. [...]

By |2018-09-11T17:52:48-04:00September 11, 2018|Bulletin, Community, Health + Wellness, Youth|0 Comments

The Bulletin: Community Development in Garfield

Community Development Updates by Rick Swartz, BGC   Council to consider bill allowing “granny flats” City Council will take up legislation this month to allow a second dwelling unit to be added to single-family homes in a large portion of Garfield. Homeowners and homebuilders will have a two-year trial period to see if it is feasible to convert a basement, garage or third-floor attic into a second apartment, or tuck a “granny flat” into a newly-built house, as ways to make owning a home more affordable. The homeowner would need to remain the primary occupant of the house for as [...]

By |2018-07-10T15:13:59-04:00July 10, 2018|Bulletin, Community, Events, Green Initiatives, Housing, Youth|0 Comments

The Bulletin – Neighborhood Focus – August 2017

East End Fruit Cart brings fresh food to underserved neighbors Story by Andrew McKeon, the Bulletin ABOVE: At the East End Fruit Cart in Mellon Park, Jamel Haden (left) helps customers like Lando DePaulo - and his dog Lemmy - find the right fruit on a breezy July day. Haden and his two teenage co-workers use the mobile cart to bring fresh fruit to underserved neighborhoods throughout the city’s East End. Follow the East End Fruit Cart story below. Photo by John Colombo. East End – Last year, when Tim Lydon returned to his hometown of Pittsburgh after [...]

Now Hiring: Afterschool Program Support Staff

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. Job Posting - AfterschoolSupportStaff

By |2016-02-10T15:14:29-05:00February 10, 2016|Community, Employment, Training, Youth|3 Comments

The Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania and Goodwill Team Up for the “Give A Little Love” Holiday Clothing Drive & Community Service Project December 1 – December 31, 2015

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 [...]

By |2015-12-01T18:20:25-05:00December 1, 2015|Community, Events, News, Youth|0 Comments

Summer Jobs in the Hospitality Industry

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 pittsburgh@lgcassociates.com or call 412-343-5087.

By |2015-06-12T15:08:22-04:00June 12, 2015|Community, Employment, Training, Uncategorized, Youth|4 Comments

Arsenal 360 Night

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 [...]

By |2015-05-04T11:13:11-04:00May 4, 2015|Community, Events, Youth|0 Comments
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