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September 2019

East End Cooperative Ministry Kicks Off Online Voting Today for Aetna Voices of Health Competition

East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM) announced today that it is a finalist in Aetna’s 2019 Voices of Health, a competition and celebration of grassroots non-profit organizations across the country that are working to address social determinants of health in their communities. Online voting will be available to the public between September 9 – October 13 at www.aetnavoicesofhealth.com.

All organizations participating in this year’s Voices of Health competition, including EECM, were selected in April, during a public nomination period.

Aetna will award $20,000 to the organization that receives the most online votes in its market. Participating markets include: Atlanta; Central Pennsylvania; Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Detroit; Fresno, CA; Houston; Inland Empire, CA; Jacksonville, FL; King County, WA; Los Angeles; Louisville, KY; New York City; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Santa Clara, CA; South Florida; and Tacoma, WA.

Carole Bailey, EECM President and CEO comments, “EECM’s public nomination for this award is reaffirmation of the value we know that the community sees in the work we do—we hear it every day from our clients, community partners, neighbors and more.  We are known for the highly personal approach we take with every individual who comes through our doors. Respect, hope and dignity are at the core of what we care about.”

Campaigning for Votes

The Aetna “Voices of Health” website will feature a one-minute video from each organization describing how the prize money would help it further its mission. Organizations will be able to advocate for votes in different ways, including sharing their videos through social media and other communication channels.  An individual may vote every day between September 9 – October 13.

To learn more about Voices of Health or to vote, visit http://www.aetnavoicesofhealth.com/.

 

June 2019

EECM Joins in Celebration of Opening of Tryp by Wyndham in Pittsburgh

 

Pittsburgh, PA – EECM’s CEO & President Carole Bailey along with EECM’s Sewing Program Manager Hannah Moon joined in the June 6th celebration of the official opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the TRYP BY WYNDHAM located in the former Washington Education Center in Lawrenceville. The 108-room boutique hotel, which has deep neighborhood roots, was built into the former 150-year-old school building, which is perched at the base of Pittsburgh’s 40th Street Bridge, and has magnificent views of the city from its roof top restaurant Over Eden.

The TRYP BY WYNDHAM is Pittsburgh’s first art hotel and features art by over 30 local artists. EECM is proud to be a featured artist as it created the aprons for the hotel’s culinary staff. Amongst the programs and services that EECM provides, EECM helps people who have barriers to employment by providing them with training in the textile industry through its sewing program. Geoff Ballotti, President & CEO of WYNDHAM Hotels and Resorts, and Anthony Emanuelo, VP of TRYP Brand and International Operations, flew in for this special event and delivered remarks to invited guests, artists and the press. “The contributions that the new TRYP BY WYNDHAM brings to Lawrenceville and our great City of Pittsburgh are highly significant. EECM is delighted to be a part of this exciting destination that is reflective of Pittsburgh’s history, art and people,” said Carole Bailey, EECM’s President & CEO.

For nearly 50 years, East End Cooperative Ministry has been a community leader at the forefront of working to address issues impacting our area’s most at-risk, disadvantaged, and underserved populations; and implementing programs to help them become self-sufficient. From its inception, East End Cooperative Ministry was established through an interfaith coalition of […]

August 2014

EECM’s new Executive Director

There has been a lot of change at EECM in the last year! A new building, new and different programs, and now The Board of Directors has announced that Michael J. Mingrone will succeed Myrna Zelenitz as the agency’s Executive Director, as of August 18.

May 2014

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!

 

 

April 2014

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

January 2014

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.