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Review for Oakland Planning & Development Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved as a community volunteer and board member of OPDC for nearly a decade. It is hard to imagine Oakland without OPDC. They have rehabilitated and built scores of owner occupied homes throughout Oakland's diverse neighborhoods. They manage a portfolio of well maintained and affordable apartments. They have helped hundreds of neighbors in Oakland and nearby communities to help themselves by providing real world job training and career placement services through JobLInks. Through their community organizing program, they have made Oakland a better place with programs such as Keep it Clean Oakland and the Dumpster Program. They work hand in hand with other community based non-profits such as the Oakland Community Council, Oakland Transportation Management Association, Oakland Business Improvement District, and Community Human Services. Most importantly, OPDC cares about our community and its residents and they work hard every day to make Oakland a great place to live.

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How did you learn about this organization?

Through neighbors involved in it.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Work alongside a developer to reinvest in new housing in South Oakland.

What is its top priority in the long run?

To help Oakland reach is fullest potential.

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Role:  Board Member & Through OPDC have a done everything from trash pick ups, planting trees, community fairs, to furniture recycling and providing pro-bono architectural services.