What makes the One Northside initiative work is that it's community-driven. It's the residents and community-members here on the Northside working together to make it happen in schools, business districts, parks and neighborhoods. There are many opportunities to get involved and become a part of the change happening right here.
Since February 2014, hundreds of Northsiders have been working collaboratively to develop shared strategies and goals to guide progress in our communities. Building from the One Northside plan, those Strategy teams are now working as Action Teams to lead projects that will make an impact across all neighborhoods for years to come.Find Out More
The Action teams have identified various projects they have committed to supporting. Team Leaders are working closely with Action team committees to execute and finalize the project work plans and budgets.
Projects include anti-litter strategies, main street improvement projects, community block parties, career exploration for young adults, school attendance campaigns, and employment readiness.
The One Northside Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grants are administered by The Sprout Fund as a way of catalyzing innovative community projects and creating opportunities to engage citizens and contribute to the One Northside vision. Through support from The Buhl Foundation, grants of up to $1,000 have been offered to provide immediate support for small-scale community projects with broad citizen support. Grant recipients have access to IOBY.org, a crowd sourcing platform, where donations up to $1,000 can be raised and matched by the Neighbor-to-Neighbor program.
For more information on the program, visit sproutfund.org/northside.Find Out More
Between February and May, 2015, Sprout received 78 eligible and complete Neighbor-to-Neighbor applications submitted by applicants from 17 of 18 Northside neighborhoods proposing projects and activities in all 18 of 18 neighborhoods.
As of June 2015, 49 grants have been awarded for applications with activities that began in late-spring/early-summer and concluded by mid-September.
In July 2015, the One Northside initiative started a series of community knowledge sessions to provide more in depth data and information regarding topics relevant to our community vision. Each session included an update on community-based projects as well as a deep dive on specific issues and topics.
To access documents from the Housing Knowledge Sessions, please visit the Resources page.
The first One Northside Knowledge session took place on July 15th at the Children's Museum. Jackson Clark Partners shared findings from the One Northside Census, representatives from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research introduced Community Profiles (an online resource for obtaining neighborhood data), and Sprout launched the Community Grants which will give $10,000 grants to each of the 18 Northside neighborhoods.