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2021 Board Elections + Spring Membership Meeting

The Spring Membership Meeting & Board Elections was held on Wednesday, June 9th at 6:30 p.m. See the full video HERE. The agenda included Board elections, opportunities to get involved, and an open Q&A. More information about the meeting: How to become a member, or renew your membership: If you need to renew your membership, or have never been a…

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Virtual Community Meeting: Amazon Warehouse @ 27 51st St (former Sears Outlet)

Please join us on Tues., June 1st at 6:30 p.m. by Zoom for an open & public community meeting regarding Amazon’s proposed new use of the former Sears Outlet site (27 51st St) as a last-mile distribution center. Amazon will be presenting their plans to date to the community. As part of Lawrenceville United and…

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LU provides testimony regarding off-street parking design standards

A public hearing at City Council was held on Wed. 4/21 on Council Bill 2021-1085, which creates new design standards for off-street parking for single-family attached homes. This comes after advocacy from Lawrenceville United and 11 other organizations called for this additional measure, among other measures, to limit the propagation of driveway curb cuts on walkable streets,…

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Community Workshops on Clack Site

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. A public planning process for the 6.5-acre Clack Facility is kicking off to create a community-led vision for the site! Please join us for the first community engagement workshops to set priorities and community values. All of these meetings are by Zoom and are the same content. Join by Zoom or…

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Applications opening: 35 brand new, affordable units!

35 affordable apartments (1, 2, and 3 BRs) are coming online in Lower Lawrenceville at the brand new Sixth Ward Flats from ACTION Housing (3350 Penn Avenue and 207 34th Street). 8 units are reserved for people with disabilities. Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) are accepted, but not required. LU is available to assist anyone…

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Free food distribution from Trinity Baptist – Sat 3/20

  The good people at Trinity Baptist Church have partnered with the Food Bank to do a food distribution this Saturday, 3/20 from 1-3 p.m. 75 boxes of food are available, plus other household items. If your household could use a little extra food this week, sign up below or drop by the church at 3415 Ligonier Street…

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We’re hiring: Community Organizer for PEP Rally program

Lawreneville United is seeking a highly passionate, productive, strategic community organizer to join our team of dedicated community advocates and professional to staff the PEP Rally program, which works with families and community partners to strengthen and support Lawrenceville’s neighborhood public schools. To read the full job description, click HERE. Interested applicants should submit a…

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LU testimony at PPS public hearing re: proposed school closures on 2/22

In response to a proposed plan to reconfigure Pittsburgh Public Schools, LU provided testimony at the February 22nd public hearing in front of PPS administration and the School Board. Read our full testimony HERE. Are you a parent, caregiver, student, or community member interested in supporting strong public schools? Get involved with our PEP Rally…