Resident Organizations

Community Forge is shaped by the amazing organizations and individuals who have found their home here. Many of our residents offer unique programs and services ranging from afterschool science for youth to steelpan lessons to mobile blood testing. Look below for more information on our residents and what they offer.

Barrels to Beethoven

Barrels to Beethoven is dedicated to preserving the steelpan through education and innovation. Our programs provide opportunities for the community, primarily young people, to learn about the steelpan, Caribbean culture, music theory, and performance skills.


Democratic Socialists of America

The Pittsburgh DSA is the Pittsburgh chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, and we focus on community outreach and organizing through a lens that is feminist, intersectional, anti-racist, and pro-LGBTQIA.

EastBurgh Avengers Athletic Club

The EastBurgh Avengers is an AAU youth sports program focused on providing a diverse cohort of youth from Pittsburgh’s East End & Eastern Suburbs access to high quality, affordable and well-organized baseball programming. Our goal is develop Western PA’s most diverse premier youth baseball development program.


Global Human Performance

Global Human Performance provides elite level athletic performance and fitness coaching for people looking to actualize their physical potential


Golden Pillow Project

GoPhleb LLC

For your convenience Go Phleb, LLC will come to you to provide the following services: Lab and Blood Testing, Employer Drug Testing, and On-Site DOT/non-DOT drug testing.


Gwen's Girls


K-Theatre and Dance Complex

K-Theatre Dance Complex is a dance school that emphasizes dance technique, terminology, theory and drama in order to mold strong and captivating performers. We teach the basics of the art form to students ages 3-17, thus building strong mental and physical foundations.


Notary One

Notary One provides mobile notary services which feature agents that come to you, at your convenience. Our goal is to take the hassle out of finding a notary, so that potential clients can always get the signing services they want, exactly where and when they need them.

Official Entertainment

Official Entertainment Inc. was incorporated in 2003 as a record label and management company. We now produce films, documentaries, web series, special events, creative marketing, and variety of non profit events.


Opening Doors for Youth & Families, Inc

Opening Doors is an organization with a mission to serve the families in Allegheny County by providing quality programs and services in such a way that they make a meaningful difference in the lives and communities in which they serve. Opening Doors’s CEO is Michael Johnson.


Pittsburgh Learning Commons

Pittsburgh Learning Commons is an educational nonprofit that promotes advanced STEM learning and youth voice practices through organizational partnerships and interdisciplinary project-based programming.


Studio East

Studio East is one stop shop for all your marketing needs, including video, photography flyers, brochures, t-shirts, banners, podcast and more. This studio is a collaboration between UwebTV (Brett Allen) and Crew Productions (Eric Smith).


Sunday Assembly

Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh is a secular community that celebrates life. Join us the 3rd Sunday of the month at 10:00 am to share songs and listen to speakers, and to meet great people like you!


Treelady Studios

Treelady Studios specializes in audio mastering, restoration, and education.


Working for Kids

Working For Kids is an educational training program developed to help parents and other adults who interact with children understand how life experiences shape brain development in youth.



Xpogo manages the major properties of the sport of extreme pogo sticking; putting on hundreds of competitions each year, hosting the Pogo World Championships Pogopalooza and producing videos and other media.


Coworking Residents

15208 Productionz

15208 Productionz is a film production company that will be releasing documentaries, feature films as well as series.

A Unique Brand, LLC

A UNIQUE BRAND, LLC (AUBL) is a Transformational Coaching Practice which emerged from a TBI. Founder, Leah Evans, life’s calling is to equip everyday people with simple mindset techniques to become their greatest versions by banishing self-limiting beliefs, negative patterns, behaviors, anxiety, PTSD and the trauma and stress of everyday living through SEMAP® (a Self-Empowerment Methodical Action Plan).


Abigail Lis-Perlis

Breathe Easy Independent Living Services

Breathe Easy is a home care agency that provides ALL non-skilled care, personal care, daily living assistants and many more services to consumers in their homes.


Cynthia Clayton

House of Greens and Beans


Jackie Yvonne Nutrition LLC

Nutritional Coach specializing in helping women & men reach and maintain their weight loss goals by providing custom meal planning and nutritional coaching to focusing on eliminating emotional eating hurdle and focusing on eating real food, offering real support, so that clients get real results.

Kine Hearts Magazine

Kine Hearts Magazine will build a community and network for conscious patients.


KJSnyder LTD

KJSnyder LTD can provide independent sales representation for your product, and help you set up your own sales system. We specialize in training, messaging, printed and video marketing material creation, territory development, web and social media presence and more.

New Vision Ministries Inc

New Vision Ministires is a youth organization that aims to unite youth from all of the different communities in Pittsburgh and show them that regardless of where they are from, we are all one and we can all work together.


Ogechi Chieke

Ogechi Chieke is a digital multimedia artist, editor & educator. Ms. Chieke’s work has been exhibited and collected internationally. After 15 years experience in film and television industry she is taking a time to focus on handmade mediums.


One Vision Transportation

Paramount Co-op

PCO Technology Solutions

Organization that does IT consulting, IT services, IT Help Desk, networks, servers, endpoint services, anc computer and tablet repair


Pittsburgh Housing Development Association

Active for over 30 years, PHDA empowers low and moderate income families who dream of owning a home — through education, by helping them qualify for first-time homebuyer assistance, and by linking them to financial resources.


Shane Pilster of 82 Concepts

Highly creative and multi-talented freelance graphic designer, web designer, educator, and artist with over 10 years experience developing engaging and innovative digital and print design for clients in a broad range of industries.


Wilkinsburg Athletic Association

Artists at Community Forge

Arvid Tomayko

Arvid Tomayko is an artist exploring the intersection of expressive electronic performance, experimental sound, video and interactive installation.


Ayana Sade

Ayana Sade is a singer songwriter poet and actress Congolese dancer and an Aleyo in the Ifa tradition. Her style is a blend of Reggae, Rock, Soul, Poetry and Prayer.

Dalia Shevin

Dalia is a writer, printmaker, sign painter, and installation artist. Her work embraces both the playful and the profound, and seeks to support others in the creation of a more loving, courageous, creative and just world.


Ella Mason


Gene Thompson

H. Gene Thompson is a non-binary artist who uses soft sculpture, print media, interactive sound and performance highlight unseen narratives, exploring themes of closeness, isolation, confining factors such as gender, social and economic oppression.


Latrice Phoenix

Latrice Phoenix is a healing artist who uses nude photography to build the conversation around racial, social and community issues. We also specialize in intimate sessions that help clients build self esteem and promote healing.


Nathan Byrne

Nathan Byrne is an interdisciplinary artist who uses salvaged materials in a conceptual manner. Much of his work is sculptural, ranging in size from a small shadow box to full gallery environmental design.


Vanessa Adams

Vanessa Adams is a printmaker and artist whose work explores the life-cycles of plants, the phases of the moon, and “the future.”