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The East End Edition

EECM’s PHYSED Program – Reaching Out to City Kids

PHYSED can transform self-destructive youth and help them value themselves and their education, and accept the encouragement needed to become successful.

EECM Impact – Spring Newsletter!

Our spring newsletter will be coming to a mail box near you in the next week, but here you can get the first look! Stories featuring our PHYSED (Points of Healthy Youth Sustainability Education and Development) Program, Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day, news from the Community Garden, and a poem from a participant in our Work Therapy program – and much more!

 

 

Another new address for EECM!

The City of Pittsburgh has officially changed Penn Circle back to the original, historical names of the streets as part of the reversal of the urban renewal projects of the 1960s. The new, official address for Community House is now: 6140 Station Street, Pittsburgh, 15206. Check out the full list of changes:

Penn Circle S → Centre Ave
Penn Circle W → N/S Euclid Ave
Penn Circle N → Station St
Penn Circle E → Centre Ave
Rural St remains as-is
Station St remains as-is
Collins St (between Station St and East Liberty Blvd) → Centre Ave
Collins St (north of East Liberty Blvd) remains as-is
Negley Run Blvd remains as-is

EECM Featured on WQED’s Pittsburgh 360

In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, Tonia Caruso reports from our new building and highlighting the positive transition into the new building for our programs.

EECM Housing Program Gets New Name and Refreshed Outlook

As we prepared to move into Community House last November, our staff saw the opportunity to do things differently in our programs. Learn more about our IMPACTS program.

Holiday Donations Recap 2013

Around the holidays we get an overwhelming number of donations. Our Food Pantry was swimming in donations from food drives hosted by local congregations and business. Keep reading for a holiday donation recap...

Sewickley Academy Student Council Gives More Than Just Toys

Each year around Christmas time, the lower school at Sewickley Academy collects toys for kids in our programs for our Christmas gift drive. Hear more about their 2013 Holiday donation.

Grossed Out Learning

The students crowded around the table watched with wide-eyed revulsion as EECM staffer Cedrice held up the beaker of thick, viscous, brown liquid. A chorus of "ewww" and "gross" and "sick" could be heard throughout the room.And that was just the reaction he'd hoped for!

Little Hands. Big Heart.

I am raising a three year old daughter, LPL, which is terrifying. The world is a much scarier place than it used to be and as a result, young children regularly struggle with self-esteem issues. With the hope of offsetting some of the challenges she’ll face in the modern world, I’m teaching her values that will help her to be a better, stronger person.

Spotlight On: The Volunteers of Temple Sinai

The members of Temple Sinai — a member of EECM's Council of Congregations — are active volunteers in EECM's programs. Their volunteer efforts are coordinated through Temple Sinai's Tikkun Olam Center for Social Justice.