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Phone: 412-621-7863
235 Atwood Street
Pennsylvania 15213

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Geographic areas served: All four Oakland neighborhoods in the City of Pittsburgh - Central, North, South, and West

Programs: Real Estate Development, Community Organizing and Volunteer Engagement, Property Management, Workforce Development, Neighborhood Planning

OPDC is a community-based organization that engages in planning and development activities that contribute to the vitality of Oakland.

It accomplishes this mission by:

■ Encouraging reinvestment in and stabilization of the community through real estate development, commercial revitalization, home ownership, and meeting the needs of low-income households, the elderly, and the special needs population;

■ Encouraging community resident participation in the planning process, fostering cooperation among the various constituencies in Oakland, and strengthening Oakland as a viable residential community;

■ Helping people in Oakland and surrounding communities become better able to compete in the job market and assisting them with job placements.

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I recently ended my time with OPDC as an intern. This was by far the best internship I have experienced in all my years in the field. The staff and board are professional, knowlegdable, and dedicated to Oakland. Because I was there I have learned so much that will be helpfull to my career. ... more »
This non-profit organization is out there doing what is best for the community as well as the environment. I was amazed how organized and quickly the counselors in charge responded to any questions i had. I am extremely pleased to be working for this organization that really is doing a greater ... more »
OPDC certainly has the ambitious intentions of making Oakland into a much more clean, environmentally sound, and ultimately a more livable community for its inhabitants. The town itself, although being a school community, is very much a continuation of the city of Pittsburgh, and this is made ... more »
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