About Us

Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization (SNO) was founded in 2014 as an association of residents and community stakeholders interested in improving the community through volunteer projects and initiatives.

 

Today, we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit community based organization. Our work focuses on improving the quality of life for residents in Sharpsburg by targeting projects, funding, and partners that prioritize community engagement and support our four guiding priorities.

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Engage residents—regardless of race, background, sex, orientation, income level, religion, or ability—in an inclusive, visionary community planning process and empower them to lead and participate in local projects and initiatives. 

2

Improve the quality of life in Sharpsburg by promoting responsible, affordable, and equitable property ownership and development that serves the needs of the community and provides a safe environment for renters and homeowners. 

3

Strengthen connections between the community and nature by encouraging the development of a sustainable and connected riverfront that is integrated with the community, improved green infrastructure to manage stormwater and pollution, and expanded access to public green space. 

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Promote community-oriented economic development that honors and preserves the unique character of Sharpsburg by engaging local businesses and attracting targeted investment that serves the needs of the community and its residents.

Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization Guiding Priorities

Mission: Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization works to improve the quality of life for all Sharpsburg residents by empowering community partners and resident volunteers to fulfill the Sharpsburg Community Vision Plan.

Vision: We envision Sharpsburg as a Community of Opportunity where all people are connected, thriving, resilient, and empowered to be the best they can be. 

Strategic Partnerships

SNO partners with a variety of organizations across Allegheny County to build our capacity and expand our impact on the quality of life in Sharpsburg.

Some of our current and past partners include:

  • New Sun Rising's Triboro Ecodistrict initiative

  • Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group's Reimagining Communities Initiative

  • Allegheny Conference on Community Development's Strengthening Communities Partnership

  • Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh

  • ACTION-Housing

  • Public Allies Pittsburgh

  • PULSE Pittsburgh

  • Local Community Partners: the Sharpsburg Community Library, Roots of Faith, Sharpsburg Environmental Advisory Committee, Volunteers of America's Youth Empowerment Program, Sharpsburg Borough, La Dorita, the Allegheny River Corridor Bike/Ped Committee, the Sharpsburg Shade Tree Commission, Second Harvest Thrift Store, and more.

We love collaborating with other organizations that are doing good work for the people who call Sharpsburg home. If you have a partnership idea, click here to reach out to our team.

Funding

We're able to fund our operations and programs thanks in part to the generous financial support of the Hillman Foundation, as well as funding from TriState Capital Bank and Giant Eagle through the PA Department of Community and Economic Development's Neighborhood Partnership Program.

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