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Leaders Commit to Sustainability at First Friday Films

Friday, Feb. 3, The Center For Community Growth teamed with the League of Women Voters, the Sierra Club and the Evergreen Conservancy to present a petition and request to Indiana County Commissioner Sherene Hess to commit to convening a county level task force develop an action plan for a sustainable economic. Here’s that petition.

Commissioner Hess said yes! Here’s what else she had to say about opportunity for economic development in our region.

Commissioner Hess is a great friend to the Center, and is a long time social justice supporter. We’ll have a chance to get our task for off the ground at a TBA Sustainability Summit for local elected and municipal officials. We’re planning for around Earthday – stay tuned for details!

You can hear more about the Center’s Sustainability Campaign, and all the work we’ve been doing on Center Radio, hosted by Dr. Cybil Moore. Cybil also interviews one of the producers of After Coal. Center Radio is available for replay here.

Stay tuned for more!

First Friday Films continues soon. March 3 we partner with the NAACP of Indiana County to bring you the documentary, 13th, and will include a panel of local folks talking about institutional racism right here.




What’s Next 2017 – Thursday 11/17


This year’s elections have highlighted the ever growing need for progressive minded individuals and organizations to come together and fight for social justice.

That’s what we do.

Join us Thursday, 11/17 6pm at the Artist’s Hand for What’s Next 2017.

Friends and members are invited to consider the last year, the policy implications of the 2016 election results, and to look forward in how to promote social justice in 2017. We’ll also have board elections, and figure out how to focus the work we do. And of course, we’ll have plenty of opportunities for you to renew and join the Center!

Let us come together to ensure our communities are supported, protected, and actively engaged in promoting better policy.



You Are Invited! What’s Next 2016 – 11/12 at the Coney

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You Are Invited!

The Center for Community Growth’s annual meeting, What’s Next 2016, is
Thursday, 11/12, at 5:30pm at The Coney.

We’ll round out an incredibly busy year, including a living wage campaign, a voter registration campaign, and spawning a food co-op – oh yea, we just completed a six month ACTION film series!

Help us plan and execute an incredible 2016!

This event is open to all members and supporters of the Center to help our board take action in 2016. We’ll also talk about how we can Save the Theater, and hold board elections, so now’s the time to get involved!

The event will include light appetizers and a cash bar.

So bring a friend, and spread the word!

RSVP to the, call724-801-8360. Or find us on Facebook.

Healthcare 4 All in PA: A Center Podcast hosted by Eric Barker

This Podcasts features interviews with panelists Cybil Moore, a local doctoral candidate; Paul Ricci, a board member of Healthcare 4 All PA; and Will Ferrell, also a board member of Healthcare 4 All PA. Healthcare 4 All PA ( is an educational and advocacy group for a statewide single payer healthcare.

Listen in on why they believe healthcare needs reform.

Two Exciting Events Tomorrow – see you there!





Honk and Wave for a Living Wage

Join us Friday morning!

We all know that the solutions to poverty are out there, and the Center for Community Growth has advocated for progressive public policies that are available right now, like expanding Medicaid, and increasing the minimum wage.

Join us tomorrow morning, 7:45 – 8:45 on the corner of Rustic Lodge, and Oakland for a visibility event aimed at Dave Reed’s Poverty summit, where living wages are NOT on the agenda. This Honk and Wave follows up on our visit with Representative Reed last week, where we again pressed for the importance of an increase in the wage floor as part of a whole solution to poverty.