About Us

Vision
Mission
Values
History
Board of Directors
Staff
Accomplishments
Locations

Vision:

All Western Pennsylvania Neighbors are empowered to achieve sustainable financial security within their community.

Mission:

NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania creates greater neighborhood wealth through accessible financial education, coaching, and community leadership development.

Values:

   Integrity   We promote an environment of transparency, accountability and honesty built on respect and trust.
   Community Building   We seek locally-driven solutions incorporating the leadership of our various Neighbors and Stakeholders, building on diversity as a strength and working in partnership with others to achieve results.
   Empowerment   We encourage our Neighbors to achieve self-sufficiency through motivation, education and wealth-building.
   Success   We facilitate measurable, positive, life-changing outcomes for our Neighbors.

History:


Founded in 1968 by the now-legendary community organizer Dorothy Richardson, NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania was the first community-based group to respond to the lack of safe and affordable housing and has become a model for similar organizations all around the country.

NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania is now a community leader for sustainable homeownership within the region. NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania forges critical relationships with financial institutions, government officials, and neighborhood residents to offer an array of homeownership services.

 


Board of Directors:


 

Aggie Brose
Bloomfield/Garfield Corporation
President

Kristin Klingenberg
PNC Bank

Vice President

Richard Witherspoon
Hill District Federal Credit Union

Immediate Past President

Anita Karem
First National Bank

Secretary

Laura Swiss
PNC Bank

Treasurer

Pat Clark
Jackson/Clark Partners

Frank Hammond
Bank of New York Mellon Corporation

Jason Tigano
Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh

Joseph Ott
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Delores Swartworth
Resident Partner (RETIRED)

Sonya Tilghman
Resident Representative

Abass Kamara
The Carey Group

Staff:

 
Colin (R) and Craig (L)
 

Colin Kelley
Chief Executive Officer

Craig Burkley
Chief Operating and Financial Officer

Emily Anderson Lavin
Development Officer

Lauren Stoner
Leadership Development
Program Manager

Diane Smith
Office, Programs & Client Services
Coordinator

Bevealee McCray
Receptionist

Margie Howard
Education Specialist

Rachael Surmick
Education Specialist

Tammy Grzelka
Credit & Budget Counseling Team Lead

Nikkia Coates
Housing Counselor

Parris Knight
Housing Counselor

Shaquile Coonce
Housing Counselor


Accomplishments:

NeighborWorks continues to meet the needs of residents throughout Western Pennsylvania. In 2011, nearly 3,000 clients utilized our free counseling and education services – specifically budget, credit and pre-purchase counseling, along with homebuyer education and financial literacy courses.

Locations:

NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania services are available at these locations:

           

   

Bloomfield Garfield   

Bloomfield Garfield Corporation/East Side Neighborhood Employment Center
5321 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

   

Oakland   

Community Human Services
372 Lawn Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

   

Pittsburgh Hill District   

Hill House Association
1835 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

   

Uptown Pittsburgh   

Home Ownership Center
710 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

   

Wilkinsburg   

Hosanna House Inc.
807 Wallace Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

   

Turtle Creek   

Human Services Center Corporation
413 Penn Avenue, Turtle Creek, PA 15145

   

Larimer (Pittsburgh)   

Kingsley Association
6435 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh PA 15206

   

Homestead   

Mon Valley Initiative
305 E. 8th Avenue, Homestead, PA 15210

   

Pittsburgh Northside   

Northside Leadership Conference
4 Allegheny Center, Sixth Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

   

Donora   

PA CareerLink© Donora
570 Galiffa Drive, Donora, PA 15033

   

New Castle   

PA CareerLink© Lawrence County
102 Margaret Street, New Castle, PA 16101

   

Downtown Pittsburgh   

PA CareerLink© Downtown Pittsburgh
425 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Services are available at the above locations by appointment only.  For details of services available, please see Programs & Services, and to make an appointment, please call (412) 281-9773.