Hill District Consensus Group
Carl Redwood, Jr. currently serves as chairperson of the Hill District Consensus Group and was Chairperson of the One Hill Community Benefits Agreement Coalition.
Carl is a social worker and has participated in various community organizing efforts on the local, national and international levels.
During the 1970’s he worked as an organizer with the Pittsburgh chapter of the African Liberation Support Committee, the Third World Peoples Coalition and the Black Action Society at Pitt. During the 1980’s he worked as an organizer with the Homestead Unemployed Center / Rainbow Kitchen, the Garfield Rowhouse Tenant’s Association and he served as Campaign Coordinator for the 1984 Jesse Jackson for President Campaign. During the 1990’s he served as Associate Director of Hill House and later served as Program Director at Kingsley House. He was a supporter of forming the Hill District Consensus Group and he supported the development of community computer labs and Internet access centers in Pittsburgh area neighborhoods. He has taught Community Organizing at the Pitt School of Social Work since 1991. Carl’s passion for the Hill District and Community Organizing is the legacy from his father, Carl Redwood, Sr., who worked to organize Hill District Youth and Adults for many years through Hill City, the Center Avenue YMCA, The Neighborhood Youth Corps and the Pittsburgh Public Schools.