The South Hilltop Men’s Group is a organization on a mission to reclaim our streets, restore our community pride and repair the damage that was done by years of disinvestment and neglect. We seek to provide healthy alternatives to the destructive behaviors that harm the community. Our approach to healing the neighborhoods is through educational, spiritual, and economic empowerment. We provide programming that encourages responsible entrepreneurism, workforce development, and case management support with a focus on building community. The South Hilltop Men’s Group provides opportunities for training, certification, field experience, and living wage employment through community partners such as Construction Junction and Hilltop Rising. They are the lead developer in the Beltzhoover Institute for Arts & Sciences renovation project.
Jmar Bey of South Hilltop Men’s Group (2020 Vibrancy Award Winner) shares thoughts on what opportunity means, where he sees vibrancy in the community, and what makes him hopeful about the future:
Partnering with New Sun Rising on the Allentown Equity Cafe series promoting conversations to build community:
Learn about Pittsburgh’s Hilltop Revival including South Hilltop Men’s Group in this Postindustrial article.