CAPA students participating in Mayor Ravenstahl’s Love Your Block project!
Love Your Block is a program created by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and The Home Depot Foundation to revitalize our City – block by block! Nonprofit organizations from across Pittsburgh are invited to propose projects to transform their blocks with a $1,000 Home Depot gift card and the support of key City Departments. Competitive projects will be selected, after which City agencies will engage with awarded group members and listen to their block improvement requests. They will then proceed to carry out the requested services, as feasible. With grant money, CAPA was able to purchase equipment and supplies, engage their neighbors, and roll up their sleeves to carry out their own brand of block beautification and repair. Christina Burke, the Neighborhood Service Associate, at the Mayor’s Office of Service and Civic Engagement was extremely grateful to the school for participating in Mayor Ravenstahl’s Love Your Block project! She stated, “We really enjoyed stopping by and seeing the great work that the kids are doing. ” See link to view more photos.