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Catalyst Connection

Catalyst Connection is a private not-for-profit organization headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We provide consulting and training services to small manufacturers in southwestern Pennsylvania, accelerating revenue growth and improving productivity. Catalyst Connection forges partnerships that bring new resources and continually add new services to meet clients’ needs and expand business opportunities. Through focusing on people, products, process, and technology, we create solutions that benefit your entire organization and operations.

Catalyst Connection is supported, in part, by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development, and by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

For more information visit: https://www.catalystconnection.org/

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ARM Institute

The ARM (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing) Institute is a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) funded by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and part of the Manufacturing USA® network.

The ARM Institute leverages a unique, robust, and diverse ecosystem of consortium members and partners across industry, academia, and government to make robotics, autonomy, and artificial intelligence more accessible to U.S. manufacturers large and small, train and empower the manufacturing workforce, strengthen our economy and global competitiveness, and elevate national security and resilience. 

Based in Pittsburgh, PA since 2017, the ARM Institute is leading the way to a future where people & robots work together to respond to our nation’s greatest challenges and to produce the world’s most desired products.

For more information, visit www.arminstitute.org and follow the ARM Institute on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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involveMint

Our mission is to document, recognize, and value the un(der)paid work and resources that are essential for communities to become healthy, sustainable, and resilient.

In the neighborhood of Hazelwoood, involveMINT is conducting a circular economy operation involving food recycling and community currency. Our process is simple. We collect food waste from people’s homes, neighboring organizations such as Holy Cross Family Church, local businesses such as Dylamato’s, and employing local residents to compost the food waste. We then use the compost to grow fresh and healthy food that will be distributed back to neighborhood residents and businesses. We are using community currency as a means to facilitate these operations; growing the economy to promote green jobs and sustainable practices without relying solely on traditional funding streams.

ABOUT involveMint

involveMINT was founded in September 2015 after winning the StartUp Weekend Civic competition, hosted by Google for Entrepreneurs. After placing second in Codefest 2016, involveMINT received a 10k grant from the Forbes Funds to develop our initial MVP.  Our initial focus was to use a currency system as an incentive to attract volunteers for city­wide events (e.g., Rail­Volution 2018).

The local currency in its current form was developed in 2019 with a one-year grant from the Hillman Foundation. Entitled Food Security, Refreshed (FSR), the grant enables us to develop a currency that supports the labor of citizen ‘ChangeMakers’ to work on innovative food waste management and access initiatives within the communities of Hazelwood, Braddock, and Wilkinsburg. The grant provided resources to build out a web application (webApp), with feedback from Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank member agencies, that facilitates the matching of currency user needs and resources to foster exchanges among members of a developing CEN.

Email: info@involvemint.io 
Phone: (412) 320-3555
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Address: 4501 Sylvan Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15207

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Hazelwood Historical Society

Exploring the rich history of Hazelwood, Glenwood, Glen Hazel, Greenfield, Hays, and The Run – along with our bordering communities.Our mission is to perpetually restore neighborhood pride while preserving the pillars of our community’s past.

Contact: JaQuay Edward Carter

Website: HazelwoodHistory.org

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Center of Life

Center of Life (COL) is a community empowerment organization. Our programs focus on music and arts, athletics, and education. Our vision is to empower and equip families to bring economic revitalization to their communities. Our mission is to provide families and youth with the life-skills, education, training, and resources necessary to be strong and to make their communities strong. We believe this is achieved through building sustainable partnerships locally, nationally, and internationally. At Center of Life we believe everything is about people.

ABOUT CENTER OF LIFE

Founded in 2002 by Tim Smith, Center of Life (COL) stands with the people of Hazelwood as they strive to be strong and to make their community strong. With its roots planted deeply in the community and supported by extraordinary partners, Center of Life serves Hazelwood and its surrounding communities with rich academic out-of-school programs and outstanding experiences in music and arts. Center of Life employs a holistic approach to community through all of its programs, believing that commitment to others is most productive when you walk with those served in their schools, homes and families.

Email: contact@centeroflife.net   
Phone: (412) 521-3468
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Address: 161 Hazelwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15207

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Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center

The Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center was initially conceived in 1969 when members of two Native American families in Pittsburgh sought to overcome the feeling of “floating” in the mainstream. They felt the need to maintain a sense of Indian-ness, recapture roots and become more conscious of their rights as Native Americans. In February 1972 after several years of planning the Council was incorporated as a non-profit organization under the laws of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Internal Revenue Service regulations. The Council was to operate from offices in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh until July ,1976 when it moved to its present headquarters in Dorseyville, Indiana Township.

Entities:

1) The Great Hazelwood Family Center located at 5006 2nd Ave.

2) Early Head Start Classroom and Home Visiting Services- Serving Families with pregnant mothers and children birth to 3 years of age located at 4910 2nd Ave.

3) Head Start Classroom Serving Families ages 3 to 5 years of age located at 4900 2nd. Ave.   

Phone: 412-488-2750
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Address: 120 Charles St, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

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Hazelwood Initiative, Inc.

Hazelwood Initiative’s roots date to 1994 and the merger of two local groups: the Hazelwood Neighborhood Maintenance Task Force, which engaged city departments to address abandoned housing, maintenance of public infrastructure, and open-air drug sales; and the Hazelwood Economic Leveraging Partnership, which raised financial resources for community development.

Today, Hazelwood Initiative (HI) is a 501c3 nonprofit actively working against the growing threat of gentrification posed by the redevelopment of the former LTV Coke Works site, now known as Hazelwood Green.  HI’s mission is to build a stronger Hazelwood through inclusive community development. To achieve this goal, the organization preserves and creates affordable residential and commercial spaces, keeps residents informed about proposed developments and critical issues, manages community gardens and greenspaces, and advocates for equitable transportation access.

Email: info@hazelwoodinitiative.org  
Phone: (412) 421-7234
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Address: 4901 Second Ave., 2nd Floor / Pittsburgh, PA 15207

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Grounded Strategies

Grounded Strategies works to improve the social, economic, and environmental health of distressed and transitional communities by building capacity to reclaim vacant and underutilized land. One of the legacies of Pittsburgh’s population decline are thousands of vacant lots. Vacant land in our region represents a complex environmental challenge that disproportionately burdens low income communities and communities of color. Restoring vacant land for productive use improves community health while creating economic and environmental benefits.

Address: 6587 Hamilton Ave Unit 2W Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Phone: 412-361-2099 (Ashley – 412-592-3685)

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Holy Cross Evangelical-Lutheran Chapel

Holy Cross Evangelical-Lutheran Chapel reaches out to the people of Hazelwood and surrounding neighborhoods to contribute to the hope and vibrancy of our city.  Holy Cross Chapel is a place where Jesus Christ promises to be present in His Holy Word and Sacraments to forgive our sins and to hear our prayers.  The Holy Cross Food and Clothing Distribution serves the community with free food and clothing for any who may need it.  Our faith in Jesus Christ and desire to spread the Good News of the forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation through Him are at the center of everything we do.

Address: 5319 Second Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15207

Phone: 412-521-0844

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The Warm House

The Warm House’s primary goal is to provide peer and other supportive services, to adolescences, youth and adult women with mental health challenges, that moves them along a continuum of networked services, that includes peer support and mental health counseling, medical treatment, transportation, and day to day living assistance, leading to a healthy transition to self-sufficiency.    

Email: serenitywarmhouse@gmail.com

Phone-412-248-9276

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