Oakland Planning and Development Corporation

The Oakland Planning and Development Corporation began in 1980 with a focus on real estate development in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood, but over time it has expanded into community organizing and workforce development. To date, the group has developed nearly 300 units of affordable housing. In 1989, it started its community-based, healthcare employment training center JobLinks, which, in 2013, placed over 170 people in jobs with an average wage of $10-11 per hour. In 2013, Joblinks added an on-site financial center, the first ever in Pittsburgh, to ensure its workforce clients could also access financial education and counseling.

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