No Lawrenceville Independence Day Celebration 2021

A message from the Fireworks committee
Dear Community Members:

Unfortunately, again this year after careful consideration of all the issues involved and a great deal of soul searching the Lawrenceville Fireworks Committee must announce the cancelation of this year’s July 4th Celebration scheduled for June 26, 2021 to be held at Arsenal Park. The Committee remains 100% committed to bringing the event back bigger and better than ever.  The Committee would like to thank you, the members of the community, for your patience and understanding. Please stay safe and stay healthy.

“Kids & Families Day” at the Lawrenceville Farmers Market

“Kids & Families” Day will be every second Tuesday of the month at the Lawrenceville Farmers Market, through December. Join us for special free and fun programming for families each month!
– June 8th
– July 13th
– August 10th
– September 14th
– October 12th
– November 9th
– December 14th

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 with completing the application, and we will be hand-delivering the applications on April 1st, the day the applications open, to ensure that these applications get first priority, so get in touch with us right away if you plan to apply at 412-802-7220 or info@LUnited.org.

Download application HERE.

 

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 cover letter and resume to HR@LUnited.org by March 16, 2021.

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 program by reaching out to us at info@LUnited.org or 412-802-7220. We will be keeping the community posted on the status of this proposed plan.

2020 Back 2 School Bash

You’re invited to our annual Back 2 School Bash! This free #sociallydistant supply giveaway will be held on August 29th 2020 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Goodwill of SWPA (118 52nd Street Pgh PA 15201) located in #Lawrenceville. Our team of staff and volunteers will be distributing 10lb produces boxes from 412 Food Rescue and book bags filled with school supplies, craft kits, and essential items.
Our Back 2 School Bash will happen at the Goodwill of SWPA parking lot, closest to the flagpole. All attendees must wear masks to the event. The Back 2 School Bash will distribute supplies in a drive-thru manner. Attendees arriving in vehicles are instructed to enter the Goodwill Parking lot and drive to the flagpole to receive supplies. The Back 2 School Bash team will load attendees trunk or back seat with items. The event can accommodate “walk-ups” through a socially distanced exchange. All “walk-up” attendees must be prepared to carry 15-20lbs of items.
This FREE family event is supported by Enterprise, Bloomfield Garfield Corporation, Reading is Fundametal, ASSEMBLE, Local 412, and BOOM Concepts. 100 backpacks and 100 produce boxes will be distributed during the event.

 

A Message from the Lawrenceville Fireworks Committee

Dear Community Members:

The members of the Lawrenceville Fireworks Committee hope this message finds everyone safe and healthy. It is with a great deal of sadness that we must inform you that this year’s July 4th Celebration scheduled for June 27, 2020 at Arsenal Park in Lawrenceville is canceled.  This was a very difficult decision that the Committee struggled with for quite some time.  Some of the issues we have been dealing with included: will we be permitted to have an event and if so what limitations will be placed on the type of celebration we will be permitted to have; the loss of the ability to raise contributions from the business community; the need to consider early cancelation dates that would allow us to cancel event activities without a financial penalty; and most importantly the safety of event attendees and volunteers. The Committee is 100% committed to bringing the event back next year. As a matter of fact, we will be planning a bigger event to celebrate the comeback. The Committee would like to thank you the members of the community for your patience and understanding.  Please stay safe and stay healthy.

– The Lawrenceville Fireworks Committee

 

Recap from Virtual Community Meeting on 4/28

The Virtual Lawrenceville-Wide Public Safety Meeting on COVID-19 was held on Tuesday, April 28th at 6 p.m through Zoom, by phone, and through Facebook Live. Huge thanks to our partners at Lawrenceville Corporation, State Rep. Ravenstahl’s office, State Rep. Innamorato’s office, Department of Public Safety, Regional Housing Legal Services, and Just Harvest for attending. For those who missed the meeting, you can watch the video HERE through Zoom or HERE through Facebook Live

For the presentations from the meeting, please see below: