Who We Are

Our Mission

To preserve and create assets in the Hilltop community through collaboration and coordination of resources.


Our Vision

To connect neighborhood-based organizations and leverage their individual efforts, creating a united voice for the Hilltop, thereby preserving and creating Hilltop assets.



Our History

Hilltop Alliance is a collaborative, community-driven organization that is guided by three pillars: Inclusion, Innovation and Impact. We are structured as a collaborative organization comprised of community-based organizations from the following eleven South Pittsburgh neighborhoods: Allentown, Arlington, Arlington Heights, Beltzhoover, Bon Air, Carrick, Knoxville, Mount Washington, Mount Oliver City, South Side Slopes, and Saint Clair, as well as Mount Oliver Borough.

How We Began
In 2007, a deliberative democracy process involving a wide range of South Pittsburgh Hilltop stakeholders examined the assets and challenges facing Hilltop neighborhoods. As an outcome of that examination, four Hilltop organizations (Allentown CDC, Carrick Community Council, Hilltop Economic Development Corporation, and Mt. Oliver City/St. Clair Block Watch) formally came together in 2008 to collaborate on improving the quality of life across the Hilltop. In 2009, Hilltop Alliance began operations (incorporation in 2009), adding the Beltzhoover Civic Association as its fifth member. The Alliance was granted 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in 2010.  In 2012, Mount Washington CDC and South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association were added as members, and Knoxville Community Council joined in 2016.


Annual Impact Reports

Each year, we publish a Community Impact Report, highlighting the previous year’s accomplishments.  Check out our recent Reports, and see our work in action!

2018 Report

2017 Report

2016 Report

2015 Report