GWP Workforce Development Learning Session:Goals for Lower Hill Revitalization

GWP Members Only Program
Thursday, May 16, 2019
12:00pm to 1:30pm EDT
QIT Center, 26th floor
Centre City Tower
650 Smithfield Street
Pittsburgh PA 15222
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The Lower Hill is 28 acres of land over 7 blocks next to PPG Paints arena primarily used as parking today. The Centre Avenue plan aspires to revitalize the community as a “centre of culture,” “centre of opportunity,” and “centre of cultivation.” The revitalization plan includes entertainment facilities, hotels, retail/office, residential, and green space.

A Community Collaboration and Implementation Plan (CCIP) around the redevelopment includes seven key focus areas including: job creation, inclusion, and workforce development; MWBE inclusion; homeownership and housing; wealth building; communications and tracking; culture and community legacy; coordinated community development strategies.

Join us for a discussion about the project and specifically the focus on the job creation and workforce development goal to provide opportunities for residents from the Greater Hill District and other minority communities to be employed in the redevelopment of the Lower Hill. Partner4Work, the Builders Guild of Western PA, building trades unions, and other partners, are building a first-source labor team for the redevelopment of the Lower Hill.

Lunch will be provided.


Kevin Acklin
Senior VP and General Counsel
Pittsburgh Penguins

Earl Buford

Note: The Workforce Development Learning Network brings funders together to learn about and work collaboratively to improve workforce development strategies. With community partners, this group will examine where the needs in our community exist and how philanthropy can play a role in ensuring a thriving workforce in the Pittsburgh region. All GWP members are welcome to attend meetings and participate in network activities.

Please save the date for future Workforce Development Learning Network Programs:

August 22, 2019

November 14, 2019