Community Impact


Our 2019-2020 impact update is now available for review! Learn about our approach to community engagement through courses, projects, programs, research and more!

Pitt's community partnerships have led to many innovative efforts, a number of which were firsts in the nation. The outcomes speak for themselves. New cases of AIDS in Allegheny County have declined 30 percent due in part to the University's AIDS Free Pittsburgh partnership. Ninety-five percent of those trained at Pitt's Manufacturing Assistance Center have found meaningful work. Five hundred individuals gained access to legal representation last year because of the School of Law’s legal clinics.

And that’s only the beginning. Pitt's Community Engagement Report (PDF) presents a sampling of those and other activities.

Quality of Life & Social Services

Pitt community clinics, tax assistance programs and education projects serve community organizations, police departments, incarcerated students, senior citizens and low-income residents.

Health & Wellness

Faculty members and students provide health care to the medically underserved and uninsured through free health screenings and Pitt's dental, pharmacy and family medicine clinics.

Strengthening Cultural Arts

Pitt provides a wide range of community services in the humanities through its Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, its Veterans Writers Workshops, and other programs.

Enriched Learning & Youth Development

The University supports public school students and teachers through immersive STEM education and research programs, advocacy for underrepresented student groups and refugees, equipment loans and college preparatory programs, among other services.

Organizational Capacity Building & Data Analytics

A regional data center, workshops and management consulting are among the services that Pitt provides to the region's nonprofit sector.

Environment & Sustainability

The Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation and other Pitt units collaborate with local residents, government offices and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy on research and service to build a sustainable future.

Inclusive Economic Prosperity

With a 95 percent job placement rate, Pitt’s Manufacturing Assistance Center has connected thousands of people with meaningful careers through quality training.