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A Conley . . . .
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AButcher
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40 years old

AJ Koury
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Abdur-Rahman Shareef
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62 years old
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I am not a resident of Homewood, but lived there from grade school (Belmar) to high school (Westinghouse) and college (CMU and PITT).  My parents still live there as well as friends.  I am very concerned about the neighborhood and have been for a while. The violence, the neglect and the lack of a business corridor bothers me, because I remember when it was a vibrant and bustling community. 

I am currently starting a group of like minded people who want to join forces to bring businesses back to Homewood. 

Homewood as you know has a lot of challenges, so it’s going to take all of us to really change things. We cannot expect anyone else to fix up our community, but us.

So a little about me, I am an entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in starting and operating different type of businesses as a wholesaler, distributor, vendor, consultant, and retailer.

I am currently looking to start a business in Homewood, if I can find a location which is really hard because, there are not a lot of options.



Albert W
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75 years old
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Westinghouse grad 1962; Duquesne University grad; Retired from Equitable Resources in 1998; Currently in Atlanta, GA working for the GA Dept of Labor as a computer operations manager.  Also attending GA State University in the Andrew Young College of Policy (state of Ga has a special program whereas seniors 62 and older can attend state colleges free). 

 

I'm becoming heavily involved with my neighborhood's community association.  We are attempting to stop investors from taking over our neighborhood by acquiring the vacant homes and selling them to homeowners.  Recently, the Mayor of Atlanta vowed to go after housing code violators.  He plans on enacting servere pentalities for all commercial investors (owning more than 3 properties) who are violating the housing codes.  He will seize the properties and ether let neighborhood groups rehab them (if suitable) or bulldoze them for greenspace.  He says there are more than 8,000 with code violations in Atlanta.  We are hoping that the city places the properties in the county's land bank for disposition.

 

I hope to report to my Homewood folks any progress.



Aliya Durham
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Aloma_dunning
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Angela Choi
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Communications Designer and Student Advocate at the Homewood Children's Village. Visit hcvpgh.org



Ann Belser
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BTPHustress
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Barb
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63 years old

Barbara N-Oku
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Grew up in Homewood and lived there for 42 years. I recently moved out of the area, but own property in Homewood.  Currently I am a Service Coordinator for an out-of-state property developer in the East Liberty section of Pittsburgh.

I am a wife, mother and proud grandmother of five children.



Bassist Christopher Dean Sullivan
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Betty Cruz
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Bridging the Gap At risk youth
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I am Divisional Director for an At risk youth program called Bridging the Gap.

This program is for juveniles who are first time offenders with not violent offends. The program offers a curriculum based life skills program to provide youth with the tools and resources necessary for success. This includes communication, anger management, financial literacy and planning, violence and gangs as well as health. Participants will engage in field trips, tours, and have guest speakers from community organization, agencies, and companies.

The program is free that qualifies for 72 community service hours and students will receive a meal during the program.



C. Matthew Hawkins
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C. Matthew Hawkins is a professor of history, education and social work and was the associate director of Homewood Brushton Revitalization and Development Corporation from 1986-1988. He was also the editor of the Homewood Brushton Informer, a community newspaper, during that time.



Caesar
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35 years old

Carl Redwood
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