A first-of-its kind partnership aims to bridge the digital divide by providing high-speed internet to local school students in need.
Pitt partnered with community organizations to hand out boxes provided through the USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program.
Volunteers are needed to help distribute food boxes to neighbors at sites in Homewood, Oakland, the Hill District, Carrick, Hazelwood and Homestead/Munhall.
As part of the Year of Engagement, Pitt is calling for students, faculty and staff to register for Civic Action Week.
Pitt is taking its signature fall volunteer opportunities and transforming them into online educational and engagement events.
Flutist Nicole Mitchell took over the jazz studies program at Pitt last year. “The music is about community,” she said.
Pitt was among the six universities named by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities as finalists for its eighth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards.
Members of the Pitt community are coming together to emphasize engagement—with each other, the region and the world—this year.
Neighborhood Allies is creating a remote digital skills and STEM curriculum with partners at Pitt, CCAC, Homewood Children’s Village and the Hill CDC.
The 4-week course provided children ages 11 to 15 in Homewood and the neighboring areas with the skills to learn how to safely care for little ones in their families and in their communities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an opportunity to support our neighbors, and every day, people at Pitt are finding new ways to work in partnership with our broader communities.
Justin LeWinter, program manager with Macedonia Family and Community Enrichment Center (FACE) in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, has been busy getting food to people in need during COVID-19.
Some 600 Pitt faculty, staff and students are volunteering as the helpers that Pittsburgh's Fred Rogers—of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” fame—lauded for serving others in frightening times.
The Neighborhood Resilience Project tapped its network—including Pitt representatives—for recommendations of community helpers to deputize.
The Heinz Fellows Program in the Pitt School of Education's Center for Urban Education is a yearlong opportunity for college graduates interested in urban education to serve as role models and mentors to elementary, middle and high school students in the Pittsburgh area.