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Resident Champion Feature: Miss D. A resident of the Northview Heights community for the past twenty years, Joyce Robinson, known as Miss. D, is a positive force in her Northside neighborhood. She is known as a vocal advocate and champion for her neighbors and the families of Northview Heights, serving both as a building captain […]


Education Pillar Highlight: A+ Schools and Perry High School

EDUCATION PILLAR HIGHLIGHT: A+ SCHOOLS & PERRY HIGH SCHOOL Perry High School located in Observatory Hill is experiencing a positive transformation.  Veteran Principal Molly O’Malley Argueta, in her second year, is building on the collective…

EDUCATION Pillar Highlight: Keystone Star Movement

Keystone STAR Movement Easier with Quality Coaching Sheila Harris, owner of Mama’s Little Angels Learning Center, and her staff have successfully completed the work to move their early learning center on Perrysville Avenue from a Keystone…

One Northside Youth eXcel Youth Council Summer 2019

The One Northside Youth eXcel (ONYX) Youth Council is a group of Northside-based young people who are empowered to build community and solve problems in their neighborhoods. This summer, the ONYX Youth Council worked together to identify important…
Nate Smallwood, Tribune-Review

Art project in Northview Heights helping children express themselves

The pillows are more than blue fabric decorated and stuffed with foam. They say something about the young person who made them. One says “Jesus Loves You.” Another reads “#RIP.” A third has the number “187” on it, a three-digit…

Kidsburgh: Programs Offer Golf Lessons & Life Lessons For All Kids

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The golf season is in full swing, with the Masters last month and the PGA tournament this weekend. If you’re interested in your child trying golf, some programs are making it accessible and affordable for all kids.…

Pittsburgh Public looks toward the future with STEAM curriculum

Classroom environments 'haven't really changed since the Industrial Revolution.' The district is working to change that.

Mastering the drone: Flips, leaps and sputters fuel learning curve

Drones are fun to play with and some are even cute, but beware - they can frustrate you, tease you, even startle you.

Pittsburgh SAT scores went up in 2016. Can they keep the momentum?

"Pittsburgh SAT scores went up in 2016. Can they keep the momentum?"


From Our Kids: The Employment Institute

Northside VlogU students captured the story of the Employment Institute, operated by our partner, Auberle.  VlogU students traveled to several worksites and held interviews with employees to show what an experience in the Auberle program can…

Pittsburgh’s new Financial Empowerment Center offers free advice and education in underserved neighborhoods

Pittsburgh's new Financial Empowerment Center offers free advice and education in underserved neighborhoods.

College degree? Many Pittsburgh-area jobs in the next decade may not require one.

Many have and still view higher education as the only ticket to a stable, prosperous career. But it’s not so clear-cut anymore.

Pittsburgh leaders open CoLab18 community space, aim to provide equal access to technology

As the technology industry fuels economic growth in this city, community leaders want to make sure all residents have a chance to participate.

CoLab18 to open at Nova Place

A space where North Side nonprofits, businesses, groups and organizations can gather for meetings or trainings will open Wednesday inside Nova Place. CoLab18 will be a hub for creativity, problem solving, collaboration and technology, said…


PLACE Pillar Highlight: Rising Tide Partners

Empowering communities to realize their own mixed-income housing vision requires time and expertise in property acquisition. It also requires an approach that prioritizes keeping residents in their neighborhoods. This is where the help of…

Bistro to Go – Together We Find Community

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Nikki Heckman is founder and owner of Bistro to Go. Established in October 2007, Bistro is much more than a restaurant, it’s known as a community staple. We sat down with Nikki to learn a little about her story and how Bistro came to fruition.  Nikki,…
Doug Oster, Everybody Gardens

Somali Group Transforms Vacant City Lot into Garden/Farm with Adopt-A-Lot Program

Abdulkadir Chirambo smiles easily, especially when he’s talking about the vacant city lots the United Somali Bantu of Greater Pittsburgh have converted to a huge farm like garden. As president and spokesman of the organization, he gets serious…
Jesse Descutner, assistant Main Street manager for the Northside Leadership Conference, stops on Foreland Street in Deutschtown near Allegheny City Brewery, on of 14 businesses participating in the We Like Bikes! initiative. (Nate Guidry/Post Gazette)(Nate Guidry/Post Gazette)

North Side initiative marries well-being of bicyclists with businesses

A plan that has been gestating for several years within a bicycle advocacy group on the North Side finally has hatched. The We Like Bikes! campaign is the first grassroots, multi-neighborhood initiative in the city to marry the well-being…

Resident Highlight: Ben Soltesz

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Ben Soltesz is one resident that is doing amazing work for his neighbors and all of the residents of the Northside. Ben, a software developer, has lived in Spring Hill for 18 years. But, he is best known around town as co-founder of the Deutschtown…

Northsiders gather to celebrate reopening of historic fountain

Community residents gathered together for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the reemergence of the historic fountain, listen to the sounds of the Pittsburgh Banjo Club, and eat light snacks and refreshments from Bistro To Go and The Priory. The…

North Side partnership opens CoLab18 at Nova Place

A group aiming to boost inclusive innovation and entrepreneurship on the North Side has opened a space at Nova Place and extended the number of partners involved.

Restoration of Pittsburgh’s Allegheny Commons park includes new fountain

Workers earlier this month began a $2.5 million restoration of the park’s northeastern corner that will replicate its 19th century design. The project’s focal point is a new fountain.

North Side Bike Advocate Is Helping Redesign Allegheny Center’s Roadways

For the last four years, Ross has been the chair of Walk Ride North Side, the bike and pedestrian advocacy committee of the non-profit North Side Leadership Conference.


HEALTH Pillar Highlight: Thrive18

HEALTH Pillar Highlight: Thrive18 One Northside Anchor, Project Destiny, engages residents where they are by helping to stabilize their lives through a direct connection to resources and support. Through Project Destiny’s Thrive18 initiative,…

Northside Highlight: Unshakeable Motherhood

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New Sun Rising, in partnership with One Northside, gives Northside residents the opportunity to make a significant impact in their community through the One Northside Mini-Grant program. The program ignites resident-led community projects with…

Corporate Citizenship award winner: Allegheny Health Network provides resources to Project Destiny

Allegheny Health Network may be a nonprofit itself, but its efforts supporting people in need and organizations that serve them is extensive. “Since 2017 we have provided more than $175 million worth of charity and uncompensated care for…

North Side health and wellness program to be created with $250K grant

A partnership of Pittsburgh organizations has been chosen by a national health initiative to develop a health and wellness program for North Side residents with a $250,000 grant.

National grant aims to improve North Siders health by addressing complex issues

Coalition of organizations works together to find out what residents need to improve their lives.

Pittsburgh Perry’s food pantry tackles hunger in the classroom

Tucked away in a former computer lab that adjoins the school library sit neatly organized rows of peanut butter, stacks of toothpaste and a table full of fruit cups.

Northside Highlight: Calvin M. Hall Public Safety Center

The Calvin M. Hall Public Safety Center, not only serves as a police station for the Northview Heights community, but as a community space! Residents use the space for meetings and to conduct programming. We spoke to Reggie Smith, the Public…
HOPE Diversion Program

Northside Highlight: HOPE Diversion Program

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The HOPE Diversion Program, piloted by One Northside, aims to divert young, low-level victimless crime offenders out of the criminal justice system. Thus far, the positive impact is astounding with 94% of program participants not re-offending.…

A foundation of hope: Pilot program boasts success in aiding at-risk juveniles on North Side

When 17-year-old Alayah Thompson first stepped into the juvenile probation office after getting in trouble for fighting Downtown, she saw a scary-looking probation supervisor and worried she might be going to jail. But instead, the probation…

Northview Heights public safety center opens, staffed by Pittsburgh police

With a ceremonial cutting of police tape instead of a ribbon, residents and officials celebrated the opening of a new public safety center in Northview Heights Tuesday. The center, which has space for community programming, will serve residents…

Council clears Pittsburgh police to patrol North Side public housing complexes

Pittsburgh will supply six police officers and a supervisor to safeguard two public housing complexes in the North Side

Pittsburgh Housing Authority, city plan police patrols for two North Side sites

Two Pittsburgh public housing complexes may soon be regularly patrolled by dedicated city police officers...

Diversion program to help North Side teens, shows early promise

...thanks to the pilot North Side Diversion Program, those kids can get those charges erased. And Zone 1 police Comdr. Chris Ragland and his officers are glad to be able to take advantage of it.

Resident Champion Feature: Miss D.

Resident Champion Feature: Miss D. A resident of the Northview Heights community for the past twenty years, Joyce Robinson, known as Miss. D, is a positive force in her Northside neighborhood. She is known as a vocal advocate and champion for…

Resident Champion Feature: Ben Soltesz

Resident Champion: Ben Soltesz Ben Soltesz wears many hats on the Northside. In addition to being a husband, father and Spring Hill resident, Ben is the President of the Spring Hill Civic League, President of the Northside Leadership Conference…

Resident Champion Feature: Audie Chapman

Audie Chapman, known to Northside youth and parents as Coach Ace, leads the important work of motivating and supporting young student athletes. As the Executive Director of the Northside Youth Athletic Association (N.S.Y.A.A.), Audie ensures…

Resident Champion Feature: Jerry Ann Allen

Resident Champion Feature: Jerry Ann Allen Allen Place Community Services, Inc. Jerry Ann Allen has been making a difference in the lives of others since the young age of six. Growing up in El Campo, Texas, she was inspired by the nurses…