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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…

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Update: new design standards for driveway curb cuts

New legislation (Council Bill 2021-1085) at the City of Pittsburgh is being considered for 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, due to…

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We’re hiring: Shared Finance Manager

The Pittsburgh Community Benefit Organization (CBO) Collaborative–comprised of Lawrenceville United, Lawrenceville Corporation, Bloomfield Development Corporation, and New Sun Rising–is seeking an experienced, highly organized professional in non-profit financial management to be our Shared Finance Manager! Read the full job description, salary, and benefits package HERE and apply with cover letter and resume to HR@LUnited.org by…

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Recap of February Happenings Meeting: Crime in Review

On Tuesday, Feb. 16th at 6:30 p.m., LU hosted our February “Happenings” meeting, with a focus on recent crime trends. Dr. Heath Johnson from the Bureau of Police led a presentation on crime statistics for Lawrenceville in 2020 compared to 5-year averages. Lieutenant Lackner, Acting Commander of Zone 2 Police, provided an update on recent…

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Job Announcement: Bookkeeper for Pittsburgh CBO Collaborative

Announcement of Open Position Pittsburgh CBO Collaborative Bookkeeper Part-Time (12 hours per week), Year Round The Community Benefit Organization (CBO) Collaborative is continuing a shared services strategy to jointly hire a part-time Bookkeeper by two of its four Member organizations: Lawrenceville United & Bloomfield Development Corporation. The purpose of the Collaborative is to allow the…

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Lawrenceville Homeowners Workshop

Workshop for Homeowners in Lawrenceville (and beyond!). On Monday, 11/16 at 6pm, Lawrenceville United is hosting a workshop for homeowners with fantastic and knowledgeable speakers from Action Housing, Urban Redevelopment Authority, City of Bridges CLT and the Duquesne University Law Clinic. Join us to learn about local resources available to help you with: mortgage &…

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Recap from Community Meeting for Renters

A resource workshop for renters was held on 10/22/2020. Check out the full video below or HERE to catch all the great information. Big thanks to all our partners: Hill District Consensus Group, Rent Help PGH, Hispanic CDC, Community Justice Project, CMU CREATE Lab, and Regional Housing Legal Services. Presentation from Lawrenceville United Presentation from…