Work Together. Build Together. Grow Together.
How Community Forge is creating an inclusive neighborhood space in Wilkinsburg
“A school is a central community asset so losing a school means losing a lot of value in a community. Schools provide more than education, but public space, history, jobs, and relationships. So, for us, bringing back a school meant cultivating a common asset that was value to everyone in the community. Using participatory design principles, commoning practices, input sessions, and on-the-ground outreach, we worked to align the vision we came with to our surrounding community needs and interests.”- Mike Skirpan, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Community Forge