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Last Call: WCDC Youth Initiative Grant Cycle Closes April 27
©Jason Cohn
Each spring, we host our annual Youth Initiative Mini-Grant Program to provide funds to local organizations that support the academic and civic endeavors of Wilkinsburg youth.

Our 2018 grant cycle is OPEN NOW! Grant applications will be accepted until April 27.

Now in our eighth year, we have had the opportunity to support many organizations and serve hundreds of local youth through our mini-grant program. And with the help of the Howard & Nell E. Miller Foundation, we have been able to increase our efforts and help even more organizations over the past three years. 

Join Us: Two-Way Street Fest is ONE MONTH Away
The second annual Wilkinsburg Two-Way Street Fest is coming up on May 19! The WCDC and partners created the Fest to celebrate some of Wilkinsburg's strongest assets including community, small business, and access to transit.
The Two-Way Street Fest is free and open to all ages. Over 85 vendors will participate this year, including local businesses and nonprofits, outdoor activities, artists, food trucks and carts, and more. 

Activities will include Venture Outdoors' climbing wall, moon bounces, Trash to Thrash pop-up skate park, Steel City Slackers slacklining, and Xpogo. A slate of music and dance performances are scheduled throughout the day, including Barrels to Beethoven, Brett Staggs, K-Theatre Dance Complex, Timbeleza, and DJ Illeso.

The Fest will span three blocks on Wood Street, between Penn Avenue and Franklin Avenue, in the heart of Wilkinsburg's business district. The event is also part of Remake Learning Days, an initiative across southwestern PA and WV to engage youth in hands-on, technology-infused, relevant learning experiences and activities. We hope to see you in Wilkinsburg on May 19!
Share Your Thoughts: WCDC Seeks Business District Input

You're invited!
Join us next week for our Business District Forum and share in a conversation with fellow community stakeholders around business district improvements in Wilkinsburg.

>> What: WCDC Business District Forum
>> When: Tuesday, April 24, 5 p.m.
>> Where: Hosanna House - 807 Wallace Ave. 2nd Floor Conference Room

For questions prior to the forum, call (412) 727-7855 or email josh@wilkinsburgcdc.org.

Upcoming Meetings & Events
All events and meetings listed below take place in Wilkinsburg, unless otherwise noted.

>> Wilkinsburg Borough Clean-Up Day
Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
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>> WCDC Business District Forum
Tuesday, April 24, 5 p.m.
Hosanna House - 807 Wallace Ave. 2nd Floor Conference Room
Learn More

>> Wilkinsburg Community Conversation: Tech Boom in the 'Burg
Wednesday, April 25, 6 p.m.
Community Forge - 1256 Franklin Ave.
>> WCDC Youth Initiative Mini-Grant Deadline!
Friday, April 27, 4 p.m.
WCDC - 1001 Wood St.
Learn More

>> Bus Rapid Transit Public Meeting - Wilkinsburg
Tuesday, May 1, 6-7:30 p.m.
Hosanna House - 807 Wallace Ave. 2nd Floor Conference Room
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"A Window into Wilkinsburg" Designers' Show House Tour
Hosted by Junior League of Pittsburgh
May 5-20; Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-8 p.m., and Fridays 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Yingling Mansion - 1300 Wood St.
Learn More & Get Tickets

>> Wilkinsburg Night at the Designers' Show House
Tickets will be $10 for Wilkinsburg residents!
Tuesday, May 8, 6-8 p.m.
Yingling Mansion - 1300 Wood St.

>> Two-Way Street Fest
Saturday, May 19, 1-5 p.m.
Wood St. - Between Penn & Franklin
Learn More
Have an event or meeting coming up? 
Send the details to  marlee@wilkinsburgcdc.org , and we'll include it in our next newsletter.

Want to learn more about borough council, commission & authority meetings? 
The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation (WCDC) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote the revitalization of Wilkinsburg through business & residential development; organizational & individual civic leadership; and ethnic & cultural diversity.

At the WCDC, we envision Wilkinsburg will be a prosperous and growing community regarded for its strong business district and neighborhoods; historic charm; convenient location; and desirable quality of life.
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