Vision: The Stewart Center exists to see our neighbors living purposeful lives in pursuit of their full potential.
Mission: The Stewart Center promotes strong communities through educational initiatives, wellness resources, and housing solutions.
Strategic Commitment: The Stewart Center directs all of its resources in partnership with Pittsburgh residents in order to bring about community transformation. The Center is committed to helping our neighbors create a place of hope and opportunity for all people.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned a global “Beloved Community” characterized by nonviolence, reconciliation, and justice for all people – a place where love and truth triumph over fear and hatred. Dr. King believed that the highest form of love, agape, seeks “to preserve and create community.” The Stewart Center is a community development organization, working with our neighbors to create the “Beloved Community” in our neighborhood.
The “Beloved Community” is not utopian, and it is not achieved overnight. It requires the commitment of neighbors, one to another, and a willingness to endure through the seasons of life. At the Stewart Center, community development is not a program model, rather it is a way of being – a way of pursuing our collective full potential.