Welcome to the

Building Community 

One Block At A Time! 

Meet Our Chairman of the Board


Dr. Leon Haley Sr. is the past President of the Urban League of Pittsburgh. He serves as Professor Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh where he has taught Non-Profit Management for over two decades.  

2019 Summer Programming Environment Strong Was A Big Success!


The 2019 Summer Arts Enrichment in South Homewood was filled with lots of excitement as we provided our youth with something positive to do during the summer months while parents were hard at work. We will start receiving Registration Forms for our AYB 2019-2020 School Year program here online in November.  

Homewood At Christmas and Easter Time


ELA brought the Christmas spirit to Homewood with our 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. With the help of District 1  School Board Member Sylvia Wilson, 

we distributed over 300 toys including bikes, X Box X Player, and lots of hot cider.  ELA sponsored

a community wide Easter Egg Hunt in Homewood for a second year and distributed over 1000 in cash prices and goodies for the children in Homewood. To learn how you can help bring happiness and joy to the children of Homewood and help us with our Community outreach initiatives call Our office or send us an email at staff@elallainceinc.org 

Meet Our President and CEO


The Rev. Torrey O. Johnson is a graduate of Morehouse College and has worked in community organizing for over 15 years.

As the former Asst. Program Manager for Morehouse College's Revitalization 

Task Force,  he worked to bring in over 

70 million dollars in redevelopment 

around the college.  



We believe that collaboration is critical to community redevelopment. We believe in sustainable economic development.

We provide programs, resource mobilization, and community organizing that help strengthen and empower our communities. 

A Family Fun Event


The 2nd annual community block party on Kelly Street in Homewood South Pittsburgh PA at the Historic Church of the Holy Cross in Celebration of the 36th Annual National Night Out will be filled with lots of laughs and love. We are looking forward to this year as we celebrate 36 years of community organizing. Date and Time TBA

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Our Community Garden Initiative has begun

Our urban garden is located on the Historic Landmark grounds of the Holy Cross Episcopal Church which is over 144 yrs old and located in South Homewood Pittsburgh. The urban garden initiative is rooted in the History of the Church which once owned a grocery store in Homewood. The goal of the garden is to help restore the importance of farming and being self sufficient. Those learning how to farm will also be taught how to cook what we grow. Join us every 3rd Saturday @ 9am as we plant and grow together in Homewood. 

ELA Annual Reports

ELA 2018 Annual Report (pdf)