Community News

October 2, 2020

Today is the Final Day to Register for Civic Action Week

As part of the Year of Engagement, Pitt is calling for students, faculty and staff to register for Civic Action Week.

September 9, 2020

Civic Action Week replacing annual volunteer days this year

Pitt is taking its signature fall volunteer opportunities and transforming them into online educational and engagement events.

September 3, 2020

Jazz Has Always Been Protest Music. Can It Meet This Moment?

Flutist Nicole Mitchell took over the jazz studies program at Pitt last year. “The music is about community,” she said.

September 2, 2020

APLU Names Six Public Universities as Finalists for 2020 Innovation & Economic Prosperity Universities Awards

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.

September 1, 2020

The Making of the Year of Engagement

Members of the Pitt community are coming together to emphasize engagement—with each other, the region and the world—this year.

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.