Partnering With Neighborhoods

Pitt opens its first Community Engagement Center to expand outreach and educational opportunities in local neighborhoods and better the lives of children and families. Read More »
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Freedom on Wheels

Pitt employees' contributions bought adaptive bicycles for children with special needs through the "My Bike" program, part of Variety the Children's Charity. Read More »
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A University of the Community

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development cites Pitt as an "anchor institution" that exemplifies best practices in community development. Read More »
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Day of Caring

Each fall, Pitt faculty and staff members volunteer for community-service projects in Pittsburgh during the United Way Day of Caring. Read More »
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Educator and Job Creator

Pitt supports 33,800 local jobs and annually purchases $1.7 billion in local goods and services. Read More »
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Making a Difference

From creating jobs to buying from local businesses, the University of Pittsburgh contributes in many ways to the region's people and economy. Learn how Pitt is making a difference.

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Partner With Pitt

Open the door to opportunities for you, your company, your foundation, or your community organization. Collaborate with world-class innovators and their research programs. Invest in pioneering research and education.


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Community and Governmental Relations

The Pitt Community Relations office builds bridges and develops sustainable partnerships with the University’s neighbors. Governmental Relations is the University’s principal source of information on governmental matters and is the institutional point of contact for federal, state, and local governments and community representatives and their staffs.

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Pitt students, faculty, and staff members enjoy hundreds of opportunities to volunteer for community-service projects. PittServes is a University-wide initiative that connects individual students and student groups seeking service opportunities with organizations that need volunteers.