Launch Wilkinsburg supports the equitable development of a vibrant community through social business development, nonprofit project incubation, and community engagement. The program began with local stakeholder research and discussions to determine the priority areas for development.
The Ignite workshop brought together over 30 startup leaders and mentors to further their plans, strategic connections, and identify resources. The collaborative 12 month incubator program helps emerging entrepreneurs through the difficult path of getting started, building a tribe of support, and launching meaningful solutions to directly impact the Wilkinsburg community.
Launch Wilkinsburg Focus
New Sun Rising is committed to equitable community development. In order to determine which areas of impact are top priority, we reviewed community planning documents, surveyed stakeholders through our Vibrancy Index, and held an interactive public forum.
As a result, these are the identified program focus areas:
- Community Awareness + Engagement
- Arts + Culture
- Vacant Properties + Lots
- Main Street Business Development
- Safety + Crime Reduction
- Environmental Sustainability
- Public Spaces