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South Oakland launches Junior Chess Club

It’s FREE! It’s FUN! For South Oakland students ages 8-16. Challenge your brain! Develop your mind! Make new friends! Compete with others! Develop problem-solving skills that apply off the chess-board, too! Where: Frazier Field House (Corner of Frazier and Dawson Streets) When: Every Thursday from 5-7 pm All-level players welcome, beginner to advanced. Led by […]

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JobLinks financial goal event draws standing room only crowd

Last Tuesday, OPDC’s JobLinks Financial Opportunity Center hosted over 50 guests to celebrate National Financial Goal Day, part of a national celebration launched by the Financial Clinic in New York City. JobLinks was one of three Financial Opportunity Centers citywide to host such an event, geared to build wealth in our communities. Dollar Bank’s Vice […]

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Remembering Susan Hicks Memorial, Ride, and Fundraiser

Remembering Susan Hicks: A One-Year Memorial Event, Ride, and Fundraiser One year ago we lost dear friend, Pitt alumna and bicyclist Susan Hicks. As assistant director for Academic Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, Susan mentored students, encouraging them to explore the world. As a scholar, she authored a text on the Saha region of […]

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Atwood Window Gallery hosts The AP Collection, Jim Daniels & Charlee Brodsky, Diamond M. Rivera

Previously a vacant building, the Atwood Street Window Gallery is the brainchild of OPDC and curator Leo Hsu, who creatively transformed the property into an art space. OPDC received a Love Your Block grant from the City of Pittsburgh in 2013 to improve the facade and remove the blight the space had become. Since then, the gallery […]

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Pitt, Carlow staff and students beautify Oakland through community service days

Thanks to volunteers from the University of Pittsburgh and Carlow University, two highly visible Oakland sites will receive a facelift this month. We rely on volunteers every year to help our small organization complete major projects that make our neighborhoods more attractive for residents and visitors. As part of last week’s University of Pittsburgh United […]

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West Oakland homeowners capitalize on OPDC Façade Grant

Thanks to support from McAuley Ministries*, OPDC awarded façade improvement grants to four homeowners in West Oakland this summer. We provide this resource for residents who need help maintaining their homes and preserving neighborhood quality. The program is catalytic for homeowners, especially seniors, who value investing in their properties and their neighborhoods. Awardees include two […]

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