September Community Meeting Recap

September Community Meeting Recap

At our community meeting on Wednesday, September 27, information was presented on three topics: Flexable, Pep Rally, and Allegheny Lead Safe Homes Program.  In case you missed it, please find a summary of the topics below:

Jessica Strong, community resident and co-founder of Flexable, described the new startup’s mission–to revolution childcare.  Created by two moms with five children between them, Flexable is working to bring childcare to parents exactly when and where they need it.  The Flexable platform allows individual parents to find care on demand and helps organizations and planners provide care at events.  Flexable was accepted to the 2016 AlphaLab Accelerator program.  You can read more about Flexable on their website,

PEP Rally is a program housed at Lawrenceville United that aims to rally parents and community partners to support and strengthen our neighborhood public schools: Arsenal PreK-5, Arsenal 6-8, and Woolslair K-5.  This is done by engaging and empowering parents to be agents of positive change, and by creating partnerships to fuel community-supported initiatives.  Research shows that when schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more.  To learn more and get involved, please check out their website,

Information on the Allegheny Lead Safe Homes Program was also presented.  This program will identify and control lead-based paint hazards in approximately 175 eligible units throughout Allegheny County, including the City of Pittsburgh.  Services are available to eligible families.  To learn more and determine if you are eligible, please call 412-227-5700 or check out the website.

With all of this important information for parents, we thought there was no better time to gauge interest in spurring an active parent group in the neighborhood.  If anyone is interested, please email

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