Garfield Community Action Team (GCAT)

Residents creating a cleaner, greener, safer Garfield.

About

The group became an active in the spring of 2010 following a community engagement initiative completed by the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation (BGC) and Public Allies Pittsburgh. BGC and the Public Allies conducted an intense survey of the neighborhood.  The purpose of the survey was to ask residents within the designated Elm Street area what they want to see happen in the neighborhood. The response revealed that neighbors were most concerned about:

  • Things for kids to do
  • Vacant land & blight
  • Littering & dumping
  • Home Improvements
  • Public Safety

Neighbors met to discuss the results of the survey and what can be done to address the concerns. From that meeting residents began to meet regularly and start new community initiatives aimed at solving these concerns.

While the group continues to serve as the Elm Street Committee, it has grown to include the creation of community projects outside of the Elm Street area.  Projects are geared toward inspiring community involvement and creating a cleaner, greener and safer Garfield. Over the past 7 years, GCAT has organized a number of clean-ups, landscaping projects, gardens, and neighborhood events.

Get connected with GCAT

Have a question about the Garfield Community Action Team?
Email GCAT at gcatpgh@gmail.com

If you would like to stay connected with GCAT and stay in the loop about events and projects, sign-up for our monthly updates below: 
Sign-up for our GCAT Monthly Updates, here. 

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