Roll Up Your Sleeves for Oakland

WHO: Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC)

WHAT: 2010 University of Pittsburgh Day of Caring
As part of the annual Pittsburgh Cares initiative, “Days of Caring”, the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) will be collaborating with the University of Pittsburgh, the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh (ICP), the Oakcliffe Housing Club, and Community Human Services on two major community service projects that will contribute to the ongoing revitalization of the Oakland community.

The Forbes Avenue project is an exciting new collaboration between OPDC, the ICP, and the University of Pittsburgh. Twenty volunteers from the University of Pittsburgh are expected to participate in the landscaping and beautification of a property owned by the ICP.

The Oakcliffe project is part of the ongoing effort to improve and expand the new parkland along Lawn Street, known as the Oakcliffe Overlook and Greenway. Over 30 volunteers from the University of Pittsburgh will be participating in these efforts, which will also be the first step in connecting South Oakland to the bicycle trail system.

Founded in 1970, OPDC is a community-based organization dedicated to building a better Oakland through job placement services, neighborhood preservation and investment programs, resident volunteer efforts, and community engagement.

Islamic Center of Pittsburgh Project:
3339 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Oakcliff Housing Club Project:
Intersection of Ophelia Street and Lawn Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Rebekkah Belferman
Communications Manager
412.621.7863 x23 office
412.760.5604 mobile

***Photo, video and interviewing opportunities with University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark. A. Nordenberg, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh Imam Abdusemih A. Tadese and Imam Atef Mogoub.***