1506 Pittsburgh late June-120, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Devon Christopher Adams’ photostream

Are you a resident of The Hill District, Homewood, Larimer, Pittsburgh Hilltop, Millvale, or Wilkinsburg? Are you a leader who cares passionately about your community? Do you want to connect with other leaders and help determine how resources will be committed in those neighborhoods? If so, you can still apply for consideration to become a member of Neighborhood Allies’ Community Leadership Forum until the end of the day, tomorrow, July 31, 2015 EXTENDED THROUGH Friday, August 14th!

Three leaders will be chosen from each of the current focus areas listed above to represent their neighborhood at the forum. Neighborhood leaders must be available to serve for one year, and commit to attending 5 of 6 meetings.

This is a grassroots approach to not only giving residents an opportunity to have their voices heard, but having the power to influence change, gain exposure to community leaders, have access to capital and input on grant allocation, attend professional development workshops, and get experience in community development.


Photo from Community Leadership Forum brochure, courtesy of The Kingsley Association

If this sounds like an ideal experience for you, you’ll need to submit the following:

  • A one-page statement of purpose focusing on why you are interested in this forum and what you expect to contribute.
  • Include your contact information and list any previous experience in community development and past neighborhood involvement.
  • List 2-3 unrelated references from your neighborhood.

Applications to Neighborhood Allies can be submitted via fax at 412-471-3746, or emailed to shad@neighborhoodallies.orgor mailed to Neighborhood Allies (225 Ross Street, Suite 202, Pittsburgh PA 15219). All applications must be submitted by the end of the day July 31, 2015 EXTENDED THROUGH Friday, August 14th! For any questions please contact Shad Henderson at 412-471-3727.

For additional information, you can download the brochure for the Community Leadership Forum here.