Serving the Community

The United Way of Allegheny County awarded Pitt a fourth consecutive Fred Rogers Good Neighbor Award for excellence in dedicated long-term volunteerism.

In 2015-16, Pitt volunteers performed more than 12,100 acts of community service.

More than 4,000 Pitt students participate in community service projects annually.

In 2014-15, the University logged more than 425,000 hours of service to the community.

Pitt's Congress of Neighboring Communities coordinates the activities of 37 regional municipalities, advocating for the collective interests of nearly 690,000 residents.

Pitt contributed $164,000 to the Oakland Business Improvement District (OBID) for the Innovation Oakland initiative, a technology-based digital art project.

Annually Pitt provides $68,000 to OBID in support of its business operations.

Annually, Pitt provides $25,000 in funding ito Keep It Clean Oakland (KICO) in support of the Adopt the Block Program managed by Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC).

Pitt School of Social Work student-interns devote 300,000 hours annually to human services.

Pitt's School of Dental Medicine contributed $2.9 million to community dental care in 2015.

More than 2,200 residents have been served by Homewood Children's Village, co-founded by Pitt Professor John Wallace, since its inception in 2008.

Pitt's Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence assisted in the purchasing/opening of 59 businesses, created or impacted 713 jobs, and helped clients secure more than $16 million in capital for local business in 2015.

Pitt is listed on the national President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary community service that achieves meaningful outcomes.

Job internships, hands-on learning opportunities, and direct career services are among the tools provided by Pitt professional schools and academic disciplines in the region.

The University provided more than $20,000 provided in funding support, volunteer time, and food donations to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in 2015.

Pitt contributed $70 million in charitable donations and volunteer service in 2014.

Office of PittServes provides abundant opportunities for students in volunteering, service learning, and civic engagement.

The Pitt Dance Marathon raised more than $200,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation in 2016.

Employment counseling, job fairs, and career mentoring are part of Pitt's initiatives in Oak Hill neighborhood, near campus. Pitt donated more than 3,000 square feet of space to the community for a much-needed community grocery store.

Over the last 10 years, the Pitt Office of Child Development's Ready Freddy Program has worked with Pittsburgh Public Elementary Schools to triple their on-time kindergarten enrollment rates and first-day attendance.

For more than 45 years, Pitt and the Matilda Theiss Health Center have provided primary health care services and health education to underserved residents in city neighborhoods, including family health, mental health, dental care, cancer prevention, substance abuse counseling, and prenatal care.

Pharmacy care and services, at no cost, are provided to seniors, persons experiencing homelessness, children, people with terminal illnesses, and people with disabilities in underserved communities through Pitt's School of Pharmacy.