04/05 2013

OAKLAND PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT E-Newsletter Issue 16

 

In This Issue
Bates Street gateway transformation begins
Community celebrates new Oakland Career Center and JoAnn Fountain
School 2 Career provides training to increase number of Pittsburgh Promise ready students
North Oakland to receive new trees this spring
Conflict Kitchen opens new Oakland location
OPDC Board spotlight: Meet Laura Swiss!
Oakland Council Corner
Pitt Kids Summer Camp accepting applications from community members
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Monthly Community Meetings
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Acknowledgments

OPDC is supported by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program with investments from Dollar Bank, PNC Bank, and UPMC Health Plan.

Bates Street Future

Bates Street gateway transformation begins

Did you know that 90,000 cars pass the Bates Street/ Blvd. of the Allies intersection every day? Soon, this highly traveled corridor will become a welcoming, green point of entry for all of Oakland’s residents and visitors. OPDC and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy are seeking volunteers to help kick off this initiative.

Learn more about this catalytic project… 

Community fills Oakland Career Center for Open House and JoAnn Fountain dedication

On March 13th, OPDC welcomed over 80 people to the new Oakland Career Center for a celebratory open house.

Community residents joined OPDC partners and funders to tour the newly renovated space and join in honoring JoAnn Fountain, one of Oakland’s most dedicated community advocates.

 

School 2 Career provides training to increase number of Pittsburgh Promise ready students
ODPC’s School 2 Career (S2C) program is offering free workshops for adults interested in learning more about The Pittsburgh Promise.S2C is providing these workshops to ensure your children or students receive the maximum award possible.

 

Read more… 

North Oakland to receive new trees this spring

This spring, North Oakland will receive 15 new trees, thanks to the efforts of Sterling Land Company and TreeVitalize.

 

 

Read more… 

Conflict Kitchen opens new Oakland location

Conflict Kitchen has relocated to Oakland! Located inside a Schenley Plaza kiosk, Conflict Kitchen is a take-out restaurant that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States government is in conflict.

 

 Learn more… 

Spotlight on the board: Meet Laura Swiss!

She loves Oakland, has her dream job,
and you’ll never guess where she got engaged…

Oakland Council Corner: An update from District 3
Kraus

OPDC features an update from one of Oakland’s three City Council representatives in each e-newsletter. This edition includes an update from the District 3 office of Councilman Bruce Kraus.

Read the update…

Pitt Kids Summer Camp accepting applications from community members

The University of Pittsburgh will again be offering a campus-based summer camp program year, but in a new format.  This new camp is called Pitt’s Summer Kids Camp and its mission is to offer progressive instruction in both aquatics and physical activities to children ages 3 through 13. Great discounted rates for income-limited families are also available.

Learn more and apply…