This Thanksgiving, H.I.’s staff and volunteers were honored to give back to the community with 200 Thanksgiving dinners to go. The love, fulfillment, and holiday spirit was felt on all ends. This led us to the decision of making this a Thanksgiving tradition for years to come. You can check out the article on our event at the following link https://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2018/11/22/Rankin-Thanksgiving-Antwon-Rose-Hammonds-Initiative/stories/201811220111. We are looking forward to next year’s holiday dinner. Happy Holidays!
Hammonds Initiative's founder, Leonard Hammonds, was pleased to make an appearance on WPXI's Impact segment. It provided the opportunity to bring awareness of Hammonds Initiative's vision and goals for the Penn Hills community.
Earlier this summer, a video titled "Welcome to Penn HIlls", shot by Penn Hills students, portrayed violence and a negative representation of Penn Hills. Hammonds Initiative wanted to get out in front of the video and show a true representation of Penn Hills. We wanted to show a community that is united, diverse, and most definitely positive. This video shows the Penn Hills YMCA, Hammonds Initiative, military veterans, elected officials, police officers, firefighters, our youth, and community members as a whole, together in harmony. We, at Hammonds Initiative, take pride in our community outreach and in upholding the values of the Penn Hills community. We are Hammonds Initiative. Say H.I. to the future.