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Newest LPI Team Member: Nick Grimes

Newest LPI Team Member: Nick Grimes

Nick Grimes served from 2004-2011 in the United States Army on Active Duty. He served a total 27 months in combat in Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Drum, New York. Upon his discharge from the military in 2011, Nick moved with his wife and son to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. From 2011-2015 he served as the Director of the Hazelwood Meals On Wheels Program. In 2015 Nick joined Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. as the Operations Coordinator.

LDI XXII presents Fresh Fest! PopUp Pittsburgh 2015

LDI XXII presents Fresh Fest! PopUp Pittsburgh 2015


Saturday, May 16th, 2015
11:00AM to 2:30PM

Join LDI XXII, a program of Leadership Pittsburgh Inc., in this year’s PopUp! Pittsburgh project, Fresh Fest! Fresh Fest will be a fun-filled afternoon of exciting entertainment and family-friendly activities in Pittsburgh’s lively Northside neighborhood, California-Kirkbride, May 16, 2015.  Based on the farm-to-table concept, Fresh Fest will be full of exciting opportunities to entertain the entire family.

You won’t want to miss one of the highlight events of the day, Food Feud!  Food Feud is going to be all out cooking competition between California-Kirkbride neighborhood residents and local celebrity chefs.

Three rounds of competition—vegetable, meat, and pre-made baked good—will pit three different celebrity chefs against three different neighborhood residents and/or teams. A panel of judges including local celebrities as well as neighborhood residents will choose the winner of each round and an overall best dish winner.

At Fresh Fest, you’ll also want to spend some family time in Farm n’ Fun, a kids zone full of hands-on activities. Included will be a make and take area where kids can create their own dish to take home or to eat right there.  And, be sure to check out the farm exploration tasting section where kids will learn about different farming practices through engaging demonstrations.

We hope that you will join us in California-Kirkbride on May 16, 2015, for Fresh Fest. Check back for more updates on celebrity chefs and other activities and collaborating partners including Northside Coalition for Fair Housing, Neighborhood Allies, The Buhl Foundation, Farm Truck Foods, and our presenting sponsor Highmark.

The LDI class is currently collecting submissions for California-Kirkbride residents to sign up as chefs or judges for Food Feud.  ContactFreshFest2015@gmail.com for more information.

PopUp! Pittsburgh 2015 is conducted in partnership with Northside Coalition for Fair Housing.

Unboxed 2014 Highlight Video

Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. in the News!

January 25, 2012 – Read Reflections on my year of Leadership Pittsburgh by Tracy Certo, LP XXVII, featured in Pop City Media! Click Here!

January 13, 2012 – LEADERSHIP PITTSBURGH XXVIII featured in a Trib Live article focused on their  Public Education session! Click Here!

October 29, 2010 – Check out Leadership Pittsburgh XXVI Alumni doing good in the community as part of their Learning Group project! Click here!

April 9, 2010 – Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. featured in a recent COMCAST Spotlight Interview       Click here to watch!

January 11, 2010– Aradhna Dhanda Chosen to Represent Pittsburgh Region on Informational Tour of Germany Click here to see the official Press Release.

Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. in the News!

May 13, 2014 – Read about the upcoming PopUp! Pittsburgh event hosted by Leadership Development Initiative XXI in Larimer in ImaginePittsburgh’s latest online feature.  Read the article here. 

April 27, 2014 – Learn more about Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.’s newest initiative Community Leadership Course for Veterans featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Read the article here. 

April 22, 2014 – Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.’s is excited to announce the start of our newest initiative: Community Leadership Course for Veterans featured on TribLIVE Read the article here. 

January 20, 2014 – Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. toasted leadership at the Third Annual Champagne Luncheon Click here to read more about the event.

July 17, 2013 – Article written by Ed Palombo, XXIX, featured in Pop City – Why I serve: on the school board.

May 21, 2013 – Learn about Leadership Pittsburgh XXIX’s Learning Group projects on WPXI’s Our Region’s Business.

February 22, 2013 – Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. featured in Pittsburgh Business Times article: Group developing current, future leaders.

Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. in the News!

June 11, 2012 – Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald featured as keynote speaker at Leadership Pittsburgh XXVIII Commencement Ceremony in Pittsburgh Tribune Review article!

May 25, 2012 – One of the Leadership Pittsburgh XXVIII’s Learning Group Projects mentioned in The Breathe Project blog!

May 15, 2012 – Read the newest Imagine Pittsburgh Now articleWe Do! (Take Two): Upper Lawrenceville Love Story on Display this Saturdayas you bake your cookies and review your vows for this year’s PopUp Pittsburgh event!

Curious about how this year’s Leadership Pittsburgh XXVIII class is doing? Read class member Ted Pettko’s insights in My Leadership Pittsburgh Experience.

May 14, 2012 – Prepare for this weekend’s PopUp Pittsburgh We Do (Take Two) An Upper Lawrenceville Love Story Celebration by reading Quirky Pittsburgh Neighborhood Wants Some Attention from the Pittsburgh Tribune Review!

April 10, 2012 – Get inside looks at the impact that the Reshaping Communities Session had on LP XXVIII in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article Leadership Pittsburgh Learns About Revitalizing City Business Corridors!

February 14, 2012 – Be sure to read “An Upper Lawrenceville Love Story” Highlights People, History, Architecture by current LDI XIX participant, Kristen Freiss, to learn more about this year’s PopUp! Pittsburgh project and watch a video about its location! Click Here

Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. in the News!

November 3, 2009– Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. receives League of Women Voters “Good Government” Award Click here to see the official Press Release.

November 2, 2009– LPInc. pleased to offer 1/2 day of service to UPMC’s “Dignity & Respect” Runner-Up!http://www.dignityandrespectcampaign.com/pledgetally.php

June 21, 2009 – Arts15219 shows a slideshow of POP UP PITTSBURGH! on their website http://arts15219.blogspot.com/2009/06/hit-pics-from-leadership-pittsburghs.html

June 7, 2009 – LDI XVI’s POP  UP PITTSBURGH! in the Post Gazette’s “Next Page” http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09158/975365-53.stm

June 2, 2009 – LDI XVI’s POP  UP PITTSBURGH! in the Post Gazette http://www.postgazette.com/pg/09153/974265-44.stm

June 1, 2009 – Check out pictures from LDI XVI’s POP UP PITTSBURGH! event on May 30th! http://picasaweb.google.com/LeadershipPittsburghInc

May 29, 2009 – LDI XVI’s POP UP PITTSBURGH! on WDUQ http://wduqnews.blogspot.com/2009/05/uptown-residents-envision-future.html

May 27, 2009 – Pop City features LDI XVI’s POP UP PITTSBURGH! in Pop Filter http://www.popcitymedia.com/popfilter/popup0527.aspx