Mission Statement

The Hobart's Run neighborhood initiative, a 501(c)(3), was launched by The Hill School in 2016 to create a clean and safe community; foster inclusivity; provide incentives for home ownership and property pride; and generate quality business development. While specifically focusing on a 900 parcel area, Hobart’s Run supports revitalization efforts throughout Pottstown.

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Clean & Safe

Adopt-a-Trashcan Program

Hobart’s Run residents can “adopt” an attractive, durable, and branded trashcan to help keep their street litter-free and show their neighborhood pride.

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Clean & Safe

Block Cleanups and Toolshare program

Hobart’s Run works with Block Captains and other volunteers to hold cleanups that include picking up litter.

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Property Pride

Homeowner Incentive Program (HIP)

Homeowner Incentive Program (HIP), which provides forgivable loans to qualified buyers who are moving out of a rental situation into homeownership in our neighborhood focus area.

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Property Pride

Façade Improvement Grant (FIG) Program

Hobart’s Run's Façade Improvement Grant (FIG) program provides grants toward projects that restore and improve homes’ street appeal.

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Clean & Safe

Block Captains

Our volunteer Block Captains meet to share information, plan cleanups, and support other events in Hobart’s Run to help keep our neighborhood clean and safe.

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Business

Hobart's Run Business Incentive Grant

Business Incentive Grant (BIG)

For new businesses opening in the 500 to 900 blocks of East High Street, Hobart's Run's Business Incentive Grant (BIG) program offers eligible businesses funds toward their first month's rent or mortgage payment.

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Inclusive

Community Leaders Breakfast

Business, education, and other nonprofit leaders are brought together for coffee, networking, and information-sharing at monthly Community Leaders Breakfasts organized by Hobart’s Run and hosted at sites throughout the Borough of Pottstown.

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Clean & Safe

Edgewood Historic Cemetery

Hobart’s Run joined forces with the Friends of Edgewood Historic Cemetery in 2018, and we are proud to say the condition of the officially abandoned cemetery has improved dramatically, thanks to fall and spring community cleanups and fundraisers such as “Walks to Remember” – living history tours of important individuals buried on the cemetery’s 12 acres. All funds designated to Edgewood are used to keep the grass mowed and help with other vital upkeep.

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Inclusive

Bike Share

Hobart’s Run is part of the Bike Pottstown program of Schuylkill River Greenways – another way to connect our neighbors!  Our office at 856 E. High St. is one of the places in Pottstown where residents may pick up a bike and helmet to borrow for use in getting to work or enjoying a ride with friends and family.

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Inclusive

Boots on the Ground Engagement

The staff members of Hobart’s Run are all active members of numerous Pottstown community organizations. In addition, we routinely attend and participate in events that bring Pottstown neighbors together.

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"How Can I Help Hobart's Run?"

There are many ways to get involved – from volunteering for a cleanup, participating in neighborhood meetings, serving as a block captain, or making a financial contribution that will help us fund our community initiatives.

Hobart's Run (a 501(c)(3) neighborhood initiative) was launched by The Hill School to create a clean and safe community; foster inclusivity; provide incentives for home ownership and property pride; and generate quality business development.

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