These two communities worked together to create a new park called Unity Corner thanks to the organizing efforts of Robin Alexander and Joanna Deming. Linda worked with the teens of The Pittsburgh Project and their art teacher Sandy Kessler Kominski to make a mosaic mural in 3 panels. The mosaic was mounted on a beautiful stone and brick wall in the new park. The kids interviewed long-time residents of their neighborhoods to come up with ideas for the images.
Launched by the Sprout Fund, 100 Days of US helps people respond to pressing issues facing our country and take action during the first 100 days of the next presidential administration. Sprout has committed $100,000 to support community-led projects and we have one of those!
Pigeon Positivity is an effort to bring together segregated groups in our community and improving a pedestrian corridor used by both groups Spring Hill is traditionally a white community founded by German settlers who brought their own pigeons with them from Germany. We intend to work with Spring Hill Elementary after-school program which is almost entirely children of color and the older people of St. Ambrose who are mostly white. Bringing these two groups together to make ceramic pigeons may spark a shared interest in the quality of walking areas along Itin, Rhine and Walz Streets in our neighborhood.
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Just finished creating a huge mosaic mural with the Braddock Youth Project on Braddock Ave. Along with BYP leader Brendan Renne and 12 students, we created a mosaic mural in record time featuring giant red glasses. This project was funded in part by the Braddock Rotary Club. Be sure to take a drive through Braddock to see our handiwork.