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Check out our new Fall 2015 workshops!

Check back regularly as we add more classes.


New Citizen’s Voice Workshops:


Demystify Pittsburgh Planning and Zoning

Do you find the process of Planning and Zoning in Pittsburgh confusing and overwhelming?  Then join us for our new Citizen’s Voice Clinic to learn the ins and outs of Planning and Zoning from the city’s experts!

CTAC is excited to partner with the Department of City Planning on our new workshop.  The workshop will walk attendees through the Planning and Zoning process and will discuss how community members can use this information to help make important decisions about their neighborhoods. We will also talk about CDBG, so bring your questions about CDBG funding.


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This workshop is free of charge and open to the public.

When: November 18, 2015

Time: 6-8pm

Where: 200 Ross Street, 1st Floor Conference Room

Pittsburgh, PA 15219


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Southwestern Pennsylvania Community Profiles Workshop

Sure you know your community, but do you have the data you need to think strategically about its needs and growth?

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CTAC is excited to partner with the University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) to bring you a Love Your Neighborhood: Citizen’s Voice workshop focusing on UCSUR’s new Southwestern Pennsylvania Community Profiles website.  The SWPA Community Profiles site is an interactive website that provides easy access to community data.  It is a new way to collect, analyze, and understand information across a range of domains to look at neighborhoods and communities in a comprehensive data fashion.

This workshop has two parts: the first hour will focus on how to determine what data you need and how to then use it to think strategically about your community and make good community development decisions. The second hour will cover the basics of using the site and how to find the data you are looking for.  Attendees will leave knowing how to make a useful community profile.


When: October 14th, 2015, 5:45-7:45

Where: Homewood-Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

7101 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15208.  Room 1 (Ballroom)


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Courses held in Spring 2015:

May 13: Citizen’s Voice Clinic, Part 1 

May 19: Crafting a Strategic Action Plan

May 20: Board Basics

May 27: Creating a Communications Plan

May 28: Using Social Media

June 3: Budgeting and Financial Management

June 4: Donor Relations and Grant Basics