Our Members

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    Building United of Southwest PA

    BUSP is Pennsylvania 501 ©3 non-profit Corporation with a mission to assist low-moderate income persons acquire quality affordable housing....

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    Community Empowerment Association

    Community Empowerment Association Inc. (CEA) was organized by Mr. T. Rashad Byrdsong in 1994 to address the needs of...

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    Homewood Brushton Community Ministries

    Homewood Brushton Community Ministries is and association of pastors who are united by our faith in Christ and whose...

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    Homewood Children’s Village

    The mission of the Homewood Children’s Village (HCV) is to improve the lives of Homewood’s children and simultaneously reweave...

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    Homewood-Brushton Business Association

    The mission of the Homewood-Brushton Business Association (HBBA) is to foster the development and growth of the Homewood-Brushton Business...

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    Operation Better Block

    The mission of Operation Better Block, Inc. is to strategize, organize and mobilize, block by block, to benefit the...

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    Race Street 2050 Inc.

    On the afternoon of July 31, 2008, two men were killed in the 7600 block of Race Street by...

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    YMCA Homewood-Brushton

    The Homewood-Brushton YMCA was founded in 1914 and held its first meetings at a church at the corner of...

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    YWCA

    YWCA Greater Pittsburgh is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all....

  • "The value of a Collaborative is that you're getting multiple experiences and perspectives that you're able to leverage and bring together in a holistic way."

    T. Rashad Byrdsong

    T. Rashad Byrdsong

    CEO, Community Empowerment Association
  • "A collaborative initiative in Homewood will bring together resources, intellect, skill sets, and people to address the various issues that impact the quality of life in Homewood."

    Rev. Sam Ware

    Rev. Sam Ware

    Executive Director, Building United of Southwestern PA
  • "A collaborative of organizations can really reach that goal of really bringing Homewood back and making it a community where people want to live and want to come to."

    Jerome Jackson

    Jerome Jackson

    Executive Director, Operation Better Block
  • "What you'll see is a lot of activity on low-hanging, quick hit projects. At the same time we'll be working to assemble the comprehensive Community Plan."

    Rev. Ricky Burgess

    Rev. Ricky Burgess

    Pittsburgh City Councilman 
  • "We are tearing down the stereotype that we can't work together. These community groups and leaders put the lie to that. Second, we have a commitment from the Mayor to make sure this group is at the development table. And backed by the Mayor, we will move Homewood forward."

    Ed Gainey

    Ed Gainey

    PA State Representative
  • "There's no head chair because this is a round table, a different model. This comes from Homewood up, not top-down from Grant Street. And when developers come with their agendas, the community will say no, we determine the agenda. And if you don't want to do it, we'll find a developer who will."

    Bill Peduto

    Bill Peduto

    Pittsburgh Mayor