We wish you and your family a very happy holidays with this final Lower Hill news bulletin for 2021.
After the FNB Financial Centergroundbreaking in September,the bulldozers and site development team arrived on the project site and construction work began. What had long been a surface parking lot is giving way to new opportunities, investment and reinvestment in the Lower Hill District. As the dirt piles up, the excitement too builds for a construction effort that will be led by one of the most inclusive collection of contractors in the history of Pittsburgh. Over two dozen Black and Women-Owned businesses already have commitments to help build the FNB Financial Center and many more contracts are coming in the months ahead.
Each grand opening, groundbreaking and training session is another promise delivered, another wish fulfilled for the Historic Hill District and the Lower Hill Redevelopment project.
Let's look back at this fantastic finish to an eventful and productive 2021 and look forward to even better days ahead in 2022!
Gap Funding Provided for Big Tom's Barbershop Project
November 30, 2021 - The groundbreaking for Big Tom's Barbershop was a joyous, community event, well-supported by the Historic Hill District Community, its residents, stakeholders and supporters! Hamm's Barbershop, located at 2178 Centre Ave.,...
Ribbon Cutting Marks Opening of Frankie Mae Pace Park
November 22, 2021 - The Frankie Mae Pace Park ribbon cutting was a beautiful, long-awaited event in the Lower Hill District, which sits between Bedford Avenue, Washington Plaza and Centre Avenue, and reconnects the Historic Hill District.
Building Bridges to Pittsburgh Public School's CTE Program
The Lower Hill Development Team has partnered with the training program, directed by Angela Mike, for the Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS). The program is designed to serve as a pre-apprenticeship program where students learn the career and technical.
Ribbon Cutting for YMCA Project Financed by F.N.B. Corp.
Friday October 8, 2021 - Officials participated in a celebratory ribbon cutting at Pittsburgh's historic Centre Avenue YMCA. Through a partnership between the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and ACTION-Housing, Inc. more than $7 million in funds...
Follow construction site progress live here as the new FNB Financial Center emerges at 260 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA, 15129. Whether you're traveling by bike or bus, scooter, the T or two-seater, or strolling through Frankie Mae Pace Park..
Representatives from the First Source Center street team attended multiple community events over the last months to spread the word about job opportunities, career development pathways and other available resources at the First Source Center. To find out more about the FSC and Street Team contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
UPMC at The First Source Center
Every third Thursday of the month, join Mallory at theFirst Source Centerto talk about job openings and career opportunities in the business, admin, customer service, hospitality, and patient care positions. As part of the Lower Hill Redevelopment's commitment to the community, UPMC has partnered with the First Source Center to provide these in-person career consultations. For more information onUPMC's Pathways to Work Programcontact: email@example.com
To find out more about First Source Center hours and programmingclick here
FSC Street Team join veterans at the first annual Military Arts Festival
In celebration of Veterans Day 2021, members of the FSC Street Team joined 15 military, family members, and advocate artists at the Energy Innovation Center where for the1st Annual Pittsburgh Military Arts Fest on Saturday, Oct 30.
In this episode of Wealth-Building Wednesdays, Bomani Howze, VP of Development for the Buccini/Pollin Group, sits down with Janai Smith Williams, EVP/Managing Director at E.Holdings, Inc.Janai is responsible for seamless day-to-day project operations at E.Holdings, Inc., the lead consultant contributing to minority workforce development for the Lower Hill Redevelopment project. She engages new business and maintains excellent relationships with both clients and the community. She is committed to providing quality service to them and preserving a standard of excellence. Hear from her about how to diversify construction procurement services in this month's episode.
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Apply Now for the Bankwork$ 2022 Cohort!
The Energy Innovation Center and Partner4Work are recruiting for the next session of BankWork$ training which starts January 18, 2022!
8 week hybrid training session
Stipend upon successful completion
Job Fair w/ 8 - 10 partner banks in attendance
100% placement (past two training sessions)
Typical roles: Teller, Customer Service Representative, Relationship Banker
Small contractors - These funds can help you bid on a project that might otherwise be inaccessible to you by increasing access to working capital! Currently the URA is targeting small businesses with less than $500K in annual revenues per year who may not have access to traditional lines of credit for the Avenues of Hope program.
See the attached flyer (right) and guidelines for the program. Contractors can feel free to reach out to the URA directly with questions by contacting Lynnette Morris,firstname.lastname@example.org, 412.255.6547.
The Introduction to the Construction Trades – Pre apprentice program is proud to announce that 100% of the last cohort started working within 2 weeks of completing the course as apprentices or on the job training positions as members of a skilled labor union.
Open enrollment is year round. We are excited about the next group of trainees and are actively accepting applications/registrations for the next cohort which begins in January.Applications must be received by December 31, 2021.
Contact the First Source Center (412) 223-7890 to begin your enrollment into this program! Or cite this newsletter as your source of information when you call or begin the application online! Mention Lower Hill Redevelopment in the referral section.
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