The Corner brings together residents of West Oakland and neighboring communities in Pittsburgh’s East End. It’s a place where neighbors can catch up over a good cup of coffee (coffee that’s earned a farmer a living wage …). A place where people share their stories and their culture through the arts. A place where people can organize and advocate against injustice. A where people have a voice. A place where they can be part of something bigger than themselves.
As a faith-inspired program – even if not explicitly religious in every activity – The Corner serves people holistically, valuing individuals whose spiritual, emotional, and physical needs are best met in the context of community. (We think Jesus meant it when he said, “Love your neighbor …”) The Corner is also a neutral “third” place where people can come as they are to develop friendships and learn from one another, across boundaries of race and class or other differences that may otherwise divide.
Jazz, poetry, and other performances, film screenings, art carts for kids, discussions leading to public action on a variety of social justice issues, workshops on purchasing a home and improving your credit, links to jobs and housing opportunities, a cafe with fairly traded coffee and locally made baked goods … these are just some of the many life-giving activities sponsored by The Corner. Located at 200 Robinson Street, we’re working with local residents to make our community a great place to live, while also contributing to broader efforts – citywide and beyond – to help people flourish.
The Corner seeks to be a comfortable, welcoming space where neighbors and families experience God’s love by engaging with one another, connecting to resources that address their needs, and participating in community-driven activities.
is a program of Friendship Community Church.
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