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Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development

Mission: The mission of the WCDC is to promote the revitalization of Wilkinsburg and surrounding areas through business and residential development, organizational and individual civic leadership, and cultural enrichment.

Target demographics: revitalize the neighborhood

Geographic areas served: Wilkinsburg

Programs: our Business District Revitalization, Image and Identity, Green, Clean, & Safe, Education and Youth initiatives.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Marlee G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation is an asset to Wilkinsburg because it advocates for small, local businesses, helps homeowners, and promotes the once-struggling borough. Additionally, the WCDC staff are innovative and strategic in thinking of ways to help the community become better. The Wilkinsburg House & Garden Tour was one event that showcased some of the truly amazing properties and people that can be found in the borough. Further, the WCDC's push to legalize liquor licenses in the borough and promote the Main St. storefronts shows that staff understand what the borough needs and how to make it more appealing to people of all ages, ethnicities, and incomes. The WCDC does this work without alienating the community because they engage community members in public hearings and meetings. They also keep community members up-to-date through their detailed e-newsletter.

On a personal level, WCDC staff was supportive and responsive to my emails requesting assistance with purchasing a delinquent property. The WCDC and their staff, overall, are an important piece of Wilkinsburg's future as a safe, positive, and friendly place to live, work, and play.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I really enjoy working with the existing staff, as they are knowledgeable and very resourceful. It is always a pleasure to interact with fellow colleagues that understand the field of urban revitalization and are able to apply it successfully. I would highly recommend WCDC as a great non-profit.

Donor

Rating: 5

The Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation and its executive director Tracey Evans has been instrumental in kick starting the Wilkinsburg Business district Development. Innovation, dedication and professionalism and highly ethical are all ways to describe this organization. Wilkinsburg has much to gain and nothing to loose and I can only highly recommend this organization

Review from The Pittsburgh Foundation