Cookie Mall & Light Up Lawrenceville, Dec. 2

Join us for our annual nonprofit bake sale, kids holiday party, and light up night. This year, the Lawrenceville Cookie Mall and Light Up Lawrenceville will both take place on Saturday, December 2nd!

Cookie Mall is from 3-7pm at the Boys & Girls Club, 4600 Butler St and the annual tree lighting ceremony happens at 7pm sharp in the driveway of Allegheny Cemetery. We’ll have kids crafts, live music, a children’s choir, and visits with Santa.

We’re accepting registrations for Cookie Mall tables now, fill out the application if you’re interested in selling cookies. We are charging $25.00 for the first table and $20.00 for each additional table to cover our cost for the use of this facility. All cookies must be made by the organization, not store-bought. Your organization keeps 100% of the proceeds. Contact Taro at or 412-802-7220 with any questions.


Lawrenceville United is Moving!

Lawrenceville United’s new office at the Goodwill Workforce Development Center, 118 52nd Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201.

Lawrenceville United will be moving to the Goodwill Workforce Development Center at 118 51st Street, Suite 2026 on November 1st, 2017. Our new office space features plenty of meeting space and is just down the hall from all of Goodwill programs and resources. Goodwill does everything from career counseling, GED preparation, ESL classes, programs for seniors and people with disabilities, and much more.

Lawrenceville United will continue to be open from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Parking is available in the Goodwill lot and on the street.

Walk-in visitors are still welcome – we would love to see you there!  Visitors will need to sign in at Goodwill’s front desk, the security person there will take your photograph, sign you in, and call up to our office. We will come down to get you.

Many thanks to Goodwill of Southwestern PA for having us, and thanks to our previous landlord Zack Morgan for giving us a home for the last three years.

Feel free to contact us, 412-802-7220 or for more information.

AdvantAGE Home Repair Program

A generous local construction company has agreed to donate services to Lawrenceville United’s AdvantAGE program to help older adults and people with disabilities in Lawrenceville with simple repairs to improve safety and weatherize their homes, based on need. Examples of eligible projects include: roof repairs, leaks, installing handrails, repairing steps, installing grab bars in a bathroom or restroom, weather-proofing, insulation, etc.

If interested, please complete the application below and send to or mail to Lawrenceville United at 4839 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 by Friday, October 27th, 2017. The construction company can only do 2-3 smaller projects, so all applications may not be accepted, and will be evaluated based on need. The work will be completed in November. For more information about this application or the program, please contact Lawrenceville United at (412) 802-7220 or email

Download AdvantAGE Home Repair Application

Lawrenceville United T-Shirt Fundraiser

All Lawrenceville United and Lawrenceville Ward t-shirts will be on sale at LIVE! in Lawrenceville, our annual fundraising event, on September 9th 2017.

*UPDATE* Thank you for your interest, we are no longer accepting orders for this print run of LU Ward T-Shirts. Stay tuned for our next print run, coming soon!

The designs are courtesy of Lia Shaffer, designer and illustrator. You can check out her work at

9th Ward shirts in small and XL are currently on back order – back orders will be fulfilled in the order they are received. Sizes XXL and 3XL are available for pre-order now.

You can pay through our Paypal link below, pay by phone at 412-802-7220, or stop by our office at 4839 Butler Street between 9 am and 5 pm to pay in cash or check. Shirts will also be on sale at LIVE! in Lawrenceville, our annual fundraiser.

We do not deliver – shirts are pickup only, during our regular business hours. Contact for more information.


LIVE! in Lawrenceville, September 9th at 7pm

Join us for LIVE! in Lawrenceville, Lawrenceville United’s annual party and fundraiser celebrating the neighbors, volunteers, and leaders that make Lawrenceville special. Admission includes food and drinks from local businesses, retro games, and a dance party featuring Arie Cole.

$30 at the door
$25 in advance ($40 for a pair)
$15 for volunteers
$10 for AdvantAGE members and PEP Rally Parents

Buy your tickets now!


Individual Sponsorships
You can also sponsor LIVE! as an LU Member. This is the first year we are opening sponsorship up to members.

Sponsor LIVE! at the following levels and receive a token of our appreciation:

  • Block – $100: donors will have their name listed on program and receive an LU t-shirt and 2 tickets to LIVE!
  • Ward – $250: name listed on program, t-shirt, Lawrenceville Farmers Market tote bag, and 4 tickets
  • Neighborhood – $500: name listed on program, t-shirt, tote, and 10 tickets

Become a sponsor today – follow our PayPal link and contact or drop off a check at our office. Call 412-802-7220 with any questions.


Business & Organization Sponsorships
We are offering an opportunity for partners to help make LIVE! and the rest of Lawrenceville United’s work possible by stepping up to sponsor the event. Sponsorship packages are tailored to various levels of support. The event will also feature an auction of local art, goods, and services – you may donate in-kind to support our auction. Read our donation letter for more details about sponsorship.

  • $250 sponsorship – 4 tickets to the event + space for a 1/4 page ad in the program book
  • $500 sponsorship – 10 tickets to the event + space for a 1/2 page ad (4.25″ x 5.5″) in the program book
  • $1000 sponsorship – 10 tickets to the event + space for a FULL page ad (8.5″ x 5.5″) + space to hang a small banner (approximately 2’x4′) during the event
  • $1500 sponsorship – 10 tickets to the event + space for a FULL page ad (8.5″ x 5.5″) + space to hang a medium banner (approximately 3’x6′) during the event
  • All sponsors will have logos on publications and mentions to the press when possible.

You can complete a sponsorship by:

Questions? Contact Taro Matsuno at Lawrenceville United at 412-802-7220 or at

Nominations open for Neighbor of the Year and Outstanding Community Partner!


Make your nominations now for Neighbor of the Year and Outstanding Community Partner for 2017. Recipients of the award will be recognized at LIVE! in Lawrenceville, Lawrenceville United’s annual fundraiser. For more information about LIVE!, check out our Facebook event listing or buy your tickets on Eventbrite.


Neighbor of the Year

The Neighbor of the Year award will go to a Lawrenceville resident who has a strong record of service, who has given back to the neighborhood and has gone above and beyond. Neighbor of the Year may also be a community advocate who has worked tirelessly to grow and improve the community fabric of Lawrenceville.

Past winners include: Sarah Koenig (2016), Tina Russell (2015), and Ashley Brandolph (2014).

Nominate a Neighbor of the Year


Outstanding Community Partner

The Outstanding Community Partner award will go to a business or organization that has been a major champion of Lawrenceville and the residents, and has given support, beyond expectation, to the community and residents.

Past winners include: Dive Bar & Grill (2016),  Tree Pittsburgh (2015), and State Senator Jim Ferlo (2014).

Nominate an Outstanding Community Partner


All nominations will be accepted until midnight on Sunday, August 20th 2017.

Lawrenceville Independence Day Celebration Rescheduled to Sunday July 2nd

For the 73rd year, the Lawrenceville Fireworks Committee will be hosting one of the region’s most beloved traditions: the Lawrenceville Independence Day Celebration in Arsenal Park. The event, originally scheduled for Saturday, July 1st, has been moved to Sunday, July 2nd due to a forecast of rain and thunderstorms throughout the day on Saturday. All of the activities and schedule of events will remain the same, including food booths, youth baseball games, activities for kids throughout the day, live music, and of course, a fantastic Zambelli Fireworks display.

Due to the change of date, members of the press are encouraged to help us notify the public that the event has been rescheduled from Saturday to Sunday.

Who: The Lawrenceville Fireworks Committee with support from Lawrenceville United

What: 73rd annual Lawrenceville Independence Day Celebration, a free event including food booths, children’s races, youth baseball and softball games, train rides, pony rides, fire truck display, face painting, balloon artist, K.S.W.A. wrestling show, exotic animal show, petting zoo, live music, fireworks from Zambelli, and more.

When: Sunday, July 2nd, 2017, 11 AM to 10 PM

Where: Arsenal Park (Lawrenceville)

Read the Lawrenceville United Press Release.

Lawrenceville United is seeking part-time staff this summer

We’re looking to hire an Engagement & Sustainability Associate here at Lawrenceville United for a part-time paid position this summer. Start and end dates are flexible. The intern should expect to work 15 hours a week with some evening and weekend availability.

Intern is expected to boast strong skills with initiative, attention to detail, and flexibility. If you are interested in applying, please submit a resume and cover letter, which acknowledges the position for which you are applying, and email them to with “Engagement & Sustainability Associate” in the subject line.

Engagement and Sustainability Associate 2017

We participate in collegiate work-study programs and can offer school credit as well.

Lawrenceville United is an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives and represent marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Ballots are released for our 2017 Board Election + Proposed Bylaws Revisions

Ballots for the election of members to the Lawrenceville United Board of Directors are now live. You may submit your ballot electronically at the link below, print out the ballot and mail it to us, or pick up a paper ballot at our office at 4839 Butler Street. You can read bios for our Board candidates below.

6th Ward (Lower Lawrenceville) 9th Ward (Central Lawrenceville) 10th Ward (Upper Lawrenceville)
□    Ronald Coleman □    Nathaniel Ferrer □    Edward “Eddie” Mattock
□    Mary E. Moses □    Chuck Gerbe □    Kyle Webster
□    Christopher Voltz □    Phoebe Stern

Current Board members up for re-election appear in bold.

UPDATE: Susan Van Alstine has decided to step down from the Lawrenceville United Board, she is no longer running for a seat in the 6th Ward. We thank her for her years of service to LU and to the neighborhood.

The Lawrenceville United Board of Directors has also proposed amendments to the bylaws of the organization. Per our current bylaws, changes require a 2/3 vote from LU membership. Our current bylaws are available for viewing here; proposed changes are available here; a side-by-side comparison is available here. Please contact with any questions.

Electronic Ballot Form


Print Ballot Below


I, _________________________________, being a member in good standing of Lawrenceville United, hereby vote for the following named persons to serve as Directors for a two year period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019.  I am signaling my election by checking up to 2 of the following candidates in each Ward.

6th Ward (Lower Lawrenceville) 9th Ward (Central Lawrenceville) 10th Ward (Upper Lawrenceville)
□    Ronald Coleman □    Nathaniel Ferrer □    Edward “Eddie” Mattock
□    Mary E. Moses □    Chuck Gerbe □    Kyle Webster
□     Susan VanAlstine □    Phoebe Stern
□    Christopher Voltz

Current Board members up for re-election appear in bold.
If more than 2 candidates are checked per ward, no votes for that ward will not be counted.

I also wish to vote in regards to the proposed changes to the by-laws of Lawrenceville United in the following way:

  • FOR the proposed changes
  • AGAINST the proposed changes

Signature: ____________________________________                    Date: ______________

Meeting notes on Fort Willow Developers’ The Foundry Phase 2

Please see below for some updates on plans for The Foundry Phase 2, a proposed new office space adjacent to The Foundry, a multi-family apartment complex. You can read the full notes here.

  • Fort Willow Developers is proposing a 4 floor office space with parking on the ground floor and 3 floors of high tech office space. The development includes 160 parking spaces, which is greater than the project’s required 100 parking spaces.
  • The Foundry Phase 2 as proposed will not require any zoning variances, and so is a development by-right. However there will be a public process before the Planning Commission because the project is within the Riverfront Interim Planning Overlay District, the date is TBD.

For any questions or feedback, please contact Lawrenceville United at 412-802-7220.