News

July 2, 2020

How Pittsburgh is closing the digital divide

Neighborhood Allies is creating a remote digital skills and STEM curriculum with partners at Pitt, CCAC, Homewood Children’s Village and the Hill CDC.

June 17, 2020

Virtual Babysitting Certification Course Plants the Seed for Youth Success

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. 

May 27, 2020

Sharing Our Connections

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.

May 26, 2020

How a Simple Weekly Phone Call Delivered More than 100 Meals to Families

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.

May 22, 2020

Acts of Kindness: Pandemic Service Initiative Engages Pitt Community

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.

May 21, 2020

Pittsburgh-area Volunteer Health Deputies are Trained to Share Information in their Communities

The Neighborhood Resilience Project tapped its network—including Pitt representatives—for recommendations of community helpers to deputize.

April 21, 2020

Heinz Fellows Stay Connected with Mentees to Finish School Year

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.

April 16, 2020

Chemistry Department Making Hand Sanitizer for Community Nonprofits

Members of the Department of Chemistry in Pitt's Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences are using their spare time and the department’s extra resources to make hand sanitizer and donate it to local community groups.

April 16, 2020

Pitt's Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence Helps Small Businesses Cope with COVID-19

To help business owners get through these trying times, the institute is publishing a free online resource guide, hosting webinars and holding consultations with entrepreneurs.

April 15, 2020

Pitt Launches Community Tech Help Desk

Businesses, nonprofits and individuals struggling with technology while at home during the coronavirus pandemic can seek assistance through Pitt's Community Technology Help Desk.

April 15, 2020

Pittsburgh Organizations Working to Find Solutions

Pitt’s donation of laptop computers to the Pittsburgh Public Schools and the University's Community IT Help Desk initiative are shining examples of Pittsburgh organizations working to find solutions to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 outbreak.

April 10, 2020

Supporting Community through Technology

Pittsburgh-based self-driving technology company Aurora Innovation, along with the Pittsburgh Technology Council, Neighborhood Allies, Pitt and Computer Reach, are working together to close Pittsburgh’s technology gap and get families connected.

April 7, 2020

Pitt Makerspace Creates Open Source Face Shield to Fill Local PPE Need

The Pitt Makerspace at Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering has partnered with a local printing company and the UPMC 3D Print Lab to create a single material plastic shield, and they have made the details free for anyone to use.

April 7, 2020

University of Pittsburgh Partnering to Bridge the Tech Divide

Pittsburgh’s technology sector is pulling together to provide computers for more than 7,000 city schoolchildren who need them for virtual learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

March 31, 2020

Initiatives to Empower Volunteerism, Professional Development Launching

Opportunities for students, faculty and staff to reach out, give back and grow continue to increase over the weeks since the University began responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.