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The Homewood Experience

The Artwalk    Homewood Walk of Fame   Homewood Documentary

Homewood Audio Soundtrack     Community Engagement  


Pittsburgh, PA


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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


cultural integrity

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


The Homewood Experience Curated Artwork

“No matter where you join the path, it will always bring you home.”

Art doesn't merely add color. It adds context to a growing conversation which is why the Artwalk invites residents and visitors to explore the history, culture and hope of Homewood. 

Photography  produced by Blackwell Soundz

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Homewood Is Home Mural 

Bible Center Church

717 N Homewood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Artist: Camerin "CAMO" Nesbit

additional artwork in  homewood 

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Check out our various projects  & How you can be apart


Meet The Artwalk Team



Camerin Nesbit 

Artwalk Coordinator

Homewood Native


Janel Young


Juliandra Jones

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Honoring Homewood Heroes

"Heroes are not giant statues framed against a red sky. They are people who say: This is my community, and it is my responsibility to make it better."

As a way to honor and uplift the neighborhood's heritage and culture, The Homewood Walk Of Fame will honor Homewood Heroes by displaying banners in the business district along N Homewood Ave from the Busway up to Hamilton Ave! 

Homewood Walk of Fame
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Homewood Heroes

Coming Spring 2021, we welcome you to stroll N. Homewood Ave for a Homewood History Lesson. Check out our banners featuring the Homewood Heroes chosen by the community and scan the QR codes to learn how each of these legacies are deeply rooted in Homewood. 

Mary Lou Williams

Naomi Simms

Errol Garner

William "Billy" Strayhorn

Chuck Cooper

Maurice Stokes

Dakota Staton

Mary Cardwell Dawson

John Brewer, Sr.

Helen Faison 

William Baker 

Cornelius Dorsey Sr. 

Donald Patterson 

Bill Nunn Sr. & Bill Nunn Jr. 

*pictured Mary Lou Williams, Chuck Cooper, Naomi Simms, Errol Garner 

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Homewood Is Home

"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."

We've interviewed the community stakeholders, businesses and community influencers you've identified to provide a
grassroots context to the evolution of Homewood, its history as well as the vision and interpretation of the future for Homewood!

Music produced by YMCA Lighthouse Project.  

Videography/Photography  produced by Blackwell Soundz

take a sneak peek... 

homewood soundtrack

YMCA Lighthouse Project

"Music can change the world because it can change people. "

Continuing to pull on the power within Homewood, we've partnered with the YMCA Lighhouse Project to produce a dynamic soundtrack for the Homewood Experience.

Music produced by YMCA Lighthouse Project. 

Homewood Documentary
Homewood Soundtrack
Community Engagement



Outreach Projects

"Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much"

Our goal has always been to preserve the rich history, culture, and hope of Homewood. We understand we cannot erase any of the negativity, grief, and hardships Homewood has endured, but we can amplify the narrative that hope, good people, love, and progression still live in Homewood. 

Grant Resources

Generously provided by our workshop facilitator during our two Community Grant Writing Workshops, 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.

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essay contest





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






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.

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this project is brought to you by:

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special thanks to our project sponsor

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