A Place for Moms: Welcome Corner
Program Area: Ambassador Project, ReClaim
Topic: Vacant Land
Neighborhood: Northside, Observatory Hill
Parent Project: ReClaim Northside 2014-2015
NextPittsburgh | June 1, 2015
Cynthia Levy-Mendoza lives right on the north edge of Pittsburgh in the neighborhood of Observatory Hill. For many years, a corner lot on her street has been an eyesore for those waiting at the bus stop and passersby getting their first glimpse of Pittsburgh as they drive through.
Cynthia, however, has a new plan for the lot. She calls it “A Place for Moms: Welcome Corner”. She is the founder of an organization, Brown Mamas, which assists African-American mothers in enjoying their motherhood journey by providing information, tools and social support. Cynthia will be working alongside Brown Mamas to create a welcoming corner lot with benches for those waiting for the bus, a Little Free Library and beautiful flower gardens.
There is no such thing as a bad neighborhood. There are just people with information and people without information. The people with information tend to take a little more pride in their community than the people without information.— Cynthia Levy-Mendoza, ReClaim Northside Ambassador
10 Perry View Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15214, USA