To serve our youth, families, artists, local businesses, and to offer our space as a facility for social action and community togetherness, your financial support and labor are needed. Your dollars and labor will go directly to supporting free community programming, beautifying our grounds for all to enjoy, and subsidizing community service organizations.
At Community Forge we provide multiple ways for you get to get involved based on what you are willing to contribute, by way of volunteer hours and financial support, through our Builder and Supporter Programs.
Builders are individuals who give their time and help make things happen at Community Forge.
Supporters are individuals who give their professional expertise, in addition to their financial donation, to serve as a resource to community members.
While Community Forge is led by a Board of Directors, our committees are where rubber meets the road to make the community space run. After 3 consecutive months of being involved, community members in our builders program can join one of these committees and help direct the development of our organization.
Community programs are the heart of our organization and a primary way that we meet our mission towards youth empowerment, organizational incubation, and neighborhood wellbeing. This committee evaluates needs in Wilkinsburg, builds partnerships, and develops and runs new programs.
Built in 1922, the Johnston Elementary School is a historical gem in Wilkinsburg. Community Forge aims to rejuvenate the building, bringing in new structural possibilities while preserving the original character. This committee deals with project development, fundraising, and implementation of new building renovations.
Clear and transparent communication is key in making a lively space and continually changing to meet new needs and interests among community members. This committee runs all communication platforms (website, newsletter, social media) for Community Forge and outreach with community partners and neighbors.