Last February in a post called “The Power of the Scribe: Sharing Your Stories and Building Buzz” we discussed how important it is to document your revitalization efforts – not just in terms of numbers, but through stories. At that time, our firm was just wrapping up a project with LISC MetroEdge and the Institute for Comprehensive Community Development (ICCD) in Rhode Island, where we had a scribe writing throughout the project to track progress and generate excitement. Now we’ve called upon our scribes again to cover two exciting projects with LISC and ICCD in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Take a look at our scribes’ first pieces on the projects below:
By Dana Allwein
MetroEdge starts researching how to foster a grassroots mainstay in Pittsburgh.




By Pam Thomas
A model block and other new programs offer a commercial corridor in Philadelphia’s Fishtown community a chance to shine.