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