On Saturday, September 21, to commemorate the International Day of Peace, the Junior Branch installed a Peace Pole at the Hollander Project, an initiative of For Good PGH, in Braddock. The JB painted the pole at the chapter retreat with a phrase about peace written in four languages.
JB members also read poems written by JB youth as part of the Hollander Project’s one year anniversary celebration. The Hollander Project is a co-working space and business incubator for minority, female entrepreneurs from Braddock and surrounding Mon Valley communities.
Open since the summer of 2018, the former Hollander Pharmacy has been reinvented as a space that not only serves the business owners and their missions, but bolsters the greater community by offering resources and professional development opportunities. Through programs that include financial trainings, empowerment exercises, resume workshops, and motivational speakers, the Hollander Project creates an inspiring and supportive environment where women can build and grow their businesses, as well as their knowledge and their networks.
Thank you to all the JB who wrote poems and painted the Peace Pole. The project was written up in the Daily Mirror newspaper!