Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation http://wesa.fm en With Main Street Program Application, Wilkinsburg Plans To Make Improvements http://wesa.fm/post/main-street-program-application-wilkinsburg-plans-make-improvements <p>Wilkinsburg could turn into the new South Side, according to the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation (WCDC), after they re-apply for the Main Street Program.</p><p>WCDC Executive Director Tracey Evans said Wilkinsburg has been compared to South Side back in 1975 before they partnered with the Pittsburgh History &amp; Landmarks Foundation, and now that Wilkinsburg has partnered with the same foundation, the community is hoping for the same success, especially by being recognized for the Main Street Program.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:39:55 +0000 Jess Lasky 30289 at http://wesa.fm House and Garden Tour to Showcase Ongoing Improvement in Wilkinsburg http://wesa.fm/post/house-and-garden-tour-showcase-ongoing-improvement-wilkinsburg <p>Wilkinsburg, like other Pittsburgh neighborhoods, has had its share of troubles including crime, blight, loss of population and struggling schools.</p><p>And also like other neighborhoods, Wilkinsburg is trying to turn all of that around and revitalize. The fruits of some of those efforts will be on display for the inaugural <a href="http://www.wilkinsburgcdc.org/news-and-events/house-tour">Wilkinsburg House and Garden Tour</a>.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:21:27 +0000 Deanna Garcia 16811 at http://wesa.fm Wilkinsburg School District Conducts Survey in Hopes of Change http://wesa.fm/post/wilkinsburg-school-district-conducts-survey-hopes-change <p>The Wilkinsburg Public School District has a storied past, but in recent decades, it has been struggling.&nbsp; District and borough officials want to change that, and they are asking residents for their input.</p><p>Elected officials are conducting a survey asking what the community wants to see its school district and borough provide in the future.</p><p>The school district and Community Leadership Team are asking residents, workers and business owners in the borough to take the 17-question survey.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 10:29:02 +0000 Jessica Nath 10483 at http://wesa.fm