Mission: 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.
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
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. Beyond that they are deeply invested in the Develoment of their vital and wonderful community. I look forward to working with them in the future and seeing how they will improve Oakland. Thank you for the experience.
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Oakland Planning and Development Corporation is a fantastic nonprofit! They do so much great volunteer work and I have found their staff to be fun, welcoming and generous! You should volunteer with OPDC today!!!