About Us

Mission Statement

We are a North Side-based partnership of groups and organizations. We are committed to empowering families and neighborhoods by providing coordinated and comprehensive services while developing community structures for operation.

Vision Statement

The goal of North Side Partnership Project is to leverage the strengths of our families and neighborhoods to accomplish the following:

  • Build economically stable, strong and sustainable neighborhoods
  • Create a safe and productive environment for families
  • Substantially increase academic performance and cultural awareness

Our Community

Perry South

Perry Hilltop/ Observatory Hill/ Perry North

Northview Heights

Marshall/ Shadeland

Fineview

Charles Street

Spring Hill

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In the News

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North Side Partnership Project Hopes To Offer Community Resources At A Former Perry South School

As a reverend, teacher, community organizer and poet, Eleanor Williams is a woman of many talents. She joined 90.5 WESA’s The Confluence to talk about her work and her latest endeavor with the North Side Partnership Project, a coalition of seven nonprofits.

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Northside placemakers find funding through mini-grant program

Family Legacy Dinners hosted by the North Side Partnership Project and Save Garvin Field are two community initiatives started with the help of New Sun Rising’s One Northside Mini-Grant Program.

From left, Amy Abraham, 9, Mary Muyango, 7, and Maya Muyango, 8, all of Perry North, play in a room in the old McNaugher school during a holiday party for the Fineview and Perry Hilltop Citizen Councils, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Perry North. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)

Seven spots that make Pittsburgh a better place

Anytime a decommissioned school gets new life, a neighborhood has reason to celebrate, but the reopening of McNaugher School as a community resource mall in March gave Perry South a multi-dimensional asset. It had been vacant since 2012, when the Rev. Eleanor Williams, the founder and president of Northside Partnership Project, began organizing support to repurpose the building.

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In Perry South, transforming a vacant school into a community resource center

Chalkboards, lockers and motivational posters still find a home inside a sprawling, century-old school atop a hill in Perry South that closed six years ago.

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Diana Nelson Jones' Walkabout: Keeping it old school: Reusing what binds our communities

Years after they close, stately old schools continue to mean something to the neighborhoods they served. Education was the purpose, but the aesthetic was always about the community and its narrative: Schools bind one generation to another, one neighbor to another, and confer a sense of place like few buildings can.