New Sun Rising (NSR), an organization empowering creative projects in the Pittsburgh region through fiscal sponsorship, mentoring, and community building, is launching its first of three community-based incubators. Each incubation hub is designed to promote the success of resident teams, as well impact the community in which the hub is situated. Teams chosen to take part in NSR’s year-long residency are provided with expert-led, community-driven programming designed to move ideas toward impact.
Launch Millvale has a three-level approach to its programming: individual team success through business model planning and funding strategies; teams developing a cohort to improve food system models; and engagement as a food hub in their home community of Millvale.
New Sun Rising Program Manager, Brian Wolovich of Millvale said, “the participating food enterprises were selected based on their abilities, ideas, and their authentic interest in activating Millvale’s community-based vision for addressing its own lack of food security.”
Ten teams developing food-based social impact projects will call the Millvale Food Hub home for the next year: Creative Culinary, Farm Truck Foods, The Gardens of Millvale, 4th River Ferments, Millvale Fresh Food Hub, Sprezzatura, Steel City Soils, Three Rivers Grown, Tupelo Honey Teas, and the creation of an urban growers cooperative.