It’s one thing to deliver

quality services,

it’s another to deliver quality service with the

spirit of excellence and preservation

for the community you’re serving.

About 

 

The Homewood Experience brought to you by Soleil Branding Essentials and Pyramid Pgh LLC in partnership with Neighborhood Allies and the Homewood Community Development Collaborative offers a blended approach to

community engagement

business development

sustainability

cultural integrity

all under the guise of an authentic branding narrative that preserves the history and pride of the Homewood Community.

The Homewood Experience will provide: 

  • Community survey

  • resident interviews

  • Grant writing workshops

  • Videos & documentary

  • Audio soundtrack

  • street banners 

  • digital footprint 

  • the artwalk 

get involved

Check out our various projects  & How you can be apart

 THANK YOU  

FOR PARTICIPATING!

influential individuals that represent

homewood's art, music, sports, & community

Through the Homewood Comprehensive Community Plan, a Community Meeting was held on Thurs. Oct 5 2017 at YMCA with over 100 residents attending.  Mt Homewood activity was one of the stations at the community meeting where current residents could select 4 individuals (like Mt Rushmore) from Homewood that they felt resonated and represented Homewood as a way to honor and uplift the neighborhood's heritage and culture.  74 individual names were submitted, many of them receiving multiple nominations.

 

Simultaneously, three Homewood residents had been meeting trying to figure out a way to honor Homewood legacies by displaying banners in the business district. 

9 names were selected by both the community and the banner team, leaving 5 names for YOU to vote on.  We have a list of 14 names to select from - developed through the community meeting and the banner team. 

 

These banners will be installed along the new pedestrian-scale light poles along N Homewood Ave from the Busway up to Hamilton Ave!  We appreciate your input!

Current List of Homewood Legacies

YOUR VOICES HAVE BEEN HEARD!!!

THE FINAL 5 LEGACIES ARE...

Mary Lou Williams

Naomi Simms

Errol Garner

William "Billy" Strayhorn

Chuck Cooper

Maurice Stokes

Dakota Staton

Mary Cardwell Dawson

John Brewer, Sr.

1. Helen Faison 

2. William Baker 

3. Cornelius Dorsey Sr. 

4. Donald Patterson 

5. Bill Nunn Sr. & Bill Nunn Jr. 

 
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THE ARTWALK

IS IN PRODUCTION MODE

Stay tuned for more updates about mural installations across Homewood! 

If you are a Homewood business owner and interested in your building hosting one of our art pieces, email us at info@thehomewoodexperience.com 

new artwalk mural installation at the oasis project aquaponics center

Grant

Resources

Generously provided by our workshop facilitator, please use the links below to discover available funding sources, and better understand the next steps in the grant writing process!

State of Pennsylvania

Click below to explore the PA statewide funding opportunities.

City of Pittsburgh

Develop your vision right here in Pittsburgh with these accessible funding resources.

Federal Grants

Seeking a national platform for your proposal? Click to uncover available funding.

Foundations in Western PA

Reveal the plentiful resources available right here in South Western PA.

Grade

9th


School 

Westinghouse

Future Plans/Accomplishments

Nelson wants to be a business owner and continue to grow his t-shirt business, The Good Vibe Crew 

Our Favorite Excerpt from his essay 

I dream Homewood can be the new black wall street, we have the potential to be the ones who make each other rich, the ones who start the new trends, the ones who take others in and care for them like family. 

Listen To Nelson's Radio Interview on SLB Radio 

Homewood experience 

Essay contest 

grand prize winners 

Meet Nelson morris

Homewood experience 

Essay contest 

grand prize winners 

Meet sean Russell

Grade

10th


School 

Westinghouse

Future Plans/Accomplishments

Sean runs track and cross country at Westinghouse and hopes to carry that skill to Pitt or Penn State University.  He is also interested in the sciences and potentially becoming a business owner.  

Our Favorite Excerpt from his essay 

I hope the community can be more united and on the same page, one day. It would greatly benefit the community as a whole and the city. We can all extend our grasp and influence, so I will do my part in positively affecting my comrades.

COMPLETE OUR SURVEY

Please use this survey to contribute your passion and perspective to the Homewood Experience Branding Campaign. We are looking to use the feedback and data from this survey to keep the community voice and vision at the forefront of this project.

Please complete this survey in its entirety and share with any Homewood residents or visitors.

 

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