community + cultural info
Call for bookkeeper or accountant
The Union Project is in need of 1 – 2 committed volunteers to assist with bookkeeping and accounting. We are looking for a qualified CPA to join the Board of Directors who would also be willing to do some basic bookkeeping and/or experienced individuals to do basic bookkeeping. Volunteers should be familiar with QuickBooks software and have knowledge of nonprofit accounting. If you are interested in volunteering for this position please contact Board Treasurer Lauren Blair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stained Glass Restoration Underway
24 people have begun the enormous task of restoring the Union project Stained Glass windows. The initial class has already been a huge success. So many people expressed interest in the class that we offered a second class. Both classes of 12 people are filled to capacity. Keep your eyes on The Union Project in the coming months. At the culmination of the 10-week class, the newly restored windows will be reinstalled. If you are interested in sponsoring the restoration and preservation costs not covered by class fees, or interested in upcoming classes email Jess@unionproject.org.
Call for Artists
The Union Project is seeking artists working in all media to participate in the 2nd Annual Artists of The Union Project Holiday Sale, November 7 and 8 at Edge Studio's Gallery on Penn Ave in Garfield. Interested artists are invited to submit up to 6 images of work and an artist statement pertaining to the theme "Connect, Create, Celebrate". Click here to download criteria and application information (Adobe Reader required).
Edge Architecture chosen for Sign Design Competition
Penn Avenue architecture firm Edge Architecture was recently chosen to design new signage in front of The Union Project building on the prominent corner of Stanton and Negley Avenues. The sign by edge architecture will be designed and constructed using funds awarded to The Union Project by the Mellon Financial Corporation Foundation to support audience development efforts through new signage. Keep your eyes open for the new sign coming in November.
The Union Project was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Compassion Capital Fund of the Federal Department of Health and Human Services Faith- and Community-Based Initiative. The grant is administered by Mennonite Economic Development Associates and was awarded for business planning and capital improvements.
The Union Project recently hosted its 500th volunteer. Volunteers are an essential part of the Union Project. To date, Union Project volunteers have contributed over 8,000 hours of labor. Recent volunteers have come to the Union Project from Mennonite Urban Corps, University of Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh Singles Volunteer Network. We are also very fortunate to have employees from Bechtel Plant Machinery Incorporated and Matthews International Corporation coming to us as part of United Way’s Day of Caring on September 10, and September 20. Donors for the Day of Caring also include PPG Industries, Whole Foods Market, and United Way.