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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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Spurring Entrepreneurship in the Mon Valley

Pitt has embarked on an initiative aimed at boosting entrepreneurial activity in Southwestern Pennsylvania's economically distressed Monongahela River Valley. 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 »

  • More than 4,000 Pitt students participate in community-service projects each year.

  • The Pitt medical school's Matilda Theiss Health Center helps underserved populations.

  • Pitt purchases $1.7 billion in local goods and services annually.

  • Pitt police serve the Oakland community, reducing costs for the city.

  • Pitt’s School of Law supports clinics in elder law, health law, and tax law.

  • The Pitt Dental Clinic provides low-cost care to residents who couldn’t otherwise afford it.

  • Pitt social work student-interns devote 300,000 hours annually to human service.

  • University of Pittsburgh research supports 28,000 local jobs.

  • Pitt has spent more than $2 billion on local construction projects in the last two decades.

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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. Faculty and Staff in Service to Community is an association of more than 3,000 faculty and staff members who volunteer for 100-plus projects annually.