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Join Us! RACP Announcement & Train Station Project Update
Photo by Greg Sciulli

Join us tomorrow morning for our official  Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) announcement and project update at the Wilkinsburg Train Station.

Last month, Governor Wolf announced that the Wilkinsburg Train Station Restoration Project was one of two Allegheny County recipients of a RACP allocation totaling $1.5 million.  The RACP "seeks to bolster important projects statewide for community redevelopment, workforce development, and business and non-profit expansion," said Governor Wolf at a press conference announcing the allocations. 

The $1.5 million allocated to our project  will be put toward the interior restoration of the historic Train Station.

Please join us tomorrow!

>>  What: Wilkinsburg Train Station: RACP Announcement & Project Update
>> When: Friday, July 13, 10 a.m.
>> Where:  Wilkinsburg Train Station - 901 Hay St.

This event will take place outside in the lower courtyard/loading dock area of the station.
This opportunity would not have been possible without the help of our partners and supporters. Many, many thanks to Governor Wolf, Senator Jay Costa, Representative Ed Gainey, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Wilkinsburg Borough, and our NPP partners, Tri-State Capital Bank, Dollar Bank & Highmark.

New James Shipman Art Exhibit Honors James Richard
"Wilkinsburg: Past, Present, and Future," James Shipman
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (PHLF) resident artist, James Shipman, who is known for his unique sculpture art, is putting together a tribute to Wilkinsburg's late resident and former WCDC board member, James B. Richard. 

The exhibit is called "Wilkinsburg: Past, Present, and Future," and is meant to reflect various small businesses and individuals that have contributed to the Wilkinsburg community over the years. James Richard is specifically being honored for his lifelong efforts to make Wilkinsburg a better place. 

The exhibit is open to the public at PHLF's Landmarks Preservation Resource Center/James Shipman's studio, located at 744 Rebecca Ave. in Wilkinsburg. For a more in-depth experience, you can visit the open house this Saturday, July 14, from noon until 4 p.m.
Attend the Next Free Home Buying Workshop in Wilkinsburg
The next FREE Home Buying Workshop, hosted by Pittsburgh Housing Development Association, Inc. (PHDA) and Dollar Bank, takes place on Monday, July 16, 6 p.m. at the Landmarks Preservation Resource Center in Wilkinsburg. 

Participants will learn about credit counseling and restoration programs, grant money for closing costs, and affordable mortgage and down payment options. The workshop will also cover programs that help public housing residents, section 8 tenants, and renters. 

To register, please call PHDA at (412) 242-2700.

Check Out this Month's Issue of The Wilkinsburg Sun
The July/August issue of The Wilkinsburg Sun is here! 

Check out all the latest Wilkinsburg news, 
including updates from the Borough, School District, WCDC, and Chamber, as well as community events and meetings coming up this summer.

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


>> Wilkinsburg Train Station: RACP Announcement & Project Update
Friday, July 13, 10 a.m.
Wilkinsburg Train Station - 901 Hay St. (lower courtyard/loading dock area)

>> Sleeping Octopus Assembly on Psychedelics
Friday, July 13, 7 p.m.-Sunday, July 15, 8 p.m.
Yingling Mansion - 1300 Wood St.

>> Summer Movie Nights in the Park: Coco
Friday, July 13, 8:30 p.m.
Penn Avenue Parklet - 739 Penn Ave.
Free! In case of rain, movie night will relocate to Wilkinsburg Borough Building in the 3rd floor auditorium at 605 Ross Ave.

>> " Wilkinsburg: Past, Present, and Future" Open House
Hosted by James Shipman & PHLF
Saturday, July 14, 12-4 p.m.
LPRC -  744 Rebecca Ave.

>> Free Home Buying Workshop
Hosted by Pittsburgh Housing Development Association, Inc. 
Monday, July 16, 6 p.m.
744 Rebecca Ave.

>> Wilkinsburg Speaker Series: Anne Elise Morris
Thursday, July 19, 7-8:30 p.m.
Wilkinsburg Public Library - 605 Ross Ave.
Learn More

>> PA CareerLink Job Search Assistance
Friday, July 20, 10 a.m.
Wilkinsburg Public Library - 605 Ross Ave.
Call (412) 244-2940 to register

>> Wilkinsburg Crossings: Advocate for Safer Streets
Hosted by Lively Pittsburgh
Wednesday, July 25, 4 p.m.
WCDC - 1001 Wood St.
Learn More

>> Summer Movie Nights in the Park: Black Panther
Friday, August 10, 8 p.m.  
Penn Avenue Parklet - 739 Penn Ave.
Free! In case of rain, movie night will relocate to Wilkinsburg Borough Building in the 3rd floor auditorium at 605 Ross Ave. 

>> Save the Date! Wilkinsburg Community Day
Hosted by Mayor Marita Garrett
Saturday, August 25, 1-5 p.m.
Penn Avenue Parklet - 739 Penn Ave.


>> Joseph's Basketball & Bible Camp
Saturdays through August 11, 6-8 p.m. (Elementary)/8:30-11 p.m. (Middle/High School)
Christian Church of Wilkinsburg - 748 Wallace Ave.
Free! Call (412) 377-3069 to sign up

>> Art in the Park Concert Series
Thursdays through August 16, 6 p.m.
Penn Avenue Parklet - 739 Penn Ave.

>> Creating Space for Joy
Now through August 31
Percolate - 317 S. Trenton Ave.

>> Wilkinsburg Thursday Open Market
Thursdays through November 15, 3-6:30 p.m.
Corner of S. Trenton & Penn Ave.
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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