Members of the CEC iDEA steering committee from CEC Pittsburgh recently worked with Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh (RTP) to help revamp Cuddy’s, a soul food staple in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood.
The restoration project included a facelift of the building’s interior and exterior, the addition of fencing, and building a revamped outdoor seating area with a shade overhang, planters, and flowers.
RTP helped set the project in motion with the goal of helping a Black-owned business in Pittsburgh in the week leading up to Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans in the United States. RTP took donations and pulled together resources from the community to help fund the project and provide the necessary tools and supplies.
RTP has helped transform the lives of low-income homeowners in marginalized areas of Allegheny County for 27 years, with more than 2,700 rebuild projects in that time. CEC is proud to have established a relationship with RTP and looks forward to working with them in the future.
CEC iDEA is a resource group within our firm whose goal is to promote a culture that welcomes and celebrates all walks of life and increase inclusion, diversity, and opportunities within CEC and our communities. CEC iDEA is eager to create a space for open and honest conversations, for people to share their experiences, and to collaborate on ways to promote new opportunities while endorsing a culture of inclusivity. At CEC, we know we can advance, diversity, equality, inclusion and awareness together.