Residents at Community Forge

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

We have room for more! From full classrooms to coworking desks, we have a range of spaces that could support you and your organization. Please contact us at, via our contact form, or by phone (412-501-2055) to schedule a tour and learn more.

Resident Organizations

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.

Global Human Performance

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


Gwen's Girls

Gwen’s Girls is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower girls and young women to have productive lives through holistic, gender-specific programs, education and experiences. They provide after school programing, career exploration, and residential care for girls ages 8-18.


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.


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.


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.


The Entertainment Consortium

The Entertainment Consortium, Inc. (TEC) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) multi-cultural Performing, Visual and Media Arts Enterprise, designed to provide an outlet for growth, education, performance and exposure in the arts.


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

GoPhleb LLC

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


House of Greens and Beans


House of JeanMarie

House of JeanMarie is an eclectic and vintage inspired fashion house with the purpose of Art Therapy. Sharmaine Gamble is the Creative Director and Wearable Art Designer of House of JeanMarie. We focus on creative exploration for personal development and professional incubation, through fashion focused art therapy and collaborative programing.

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.


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.


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.

Bob Ziller

Bob Ziller’s art has been in over 100 exhibitions, including, locally, at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Museum, and the Mattress Factory; he is presently represented by Borelli-Edwards Gallery.

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.


Khalil Malik

Khalil Malik is a mixed media street artist, poet, and event curator, who makes an art out of bringing people together. Writing songs/poems is Khalil’s biggest passion, when he isn’t writing, he’s using whatever materials he can get his hands on to make detailed, and reflective self portraits.

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.”