Pitt's community engagement programs, fortifying the interface of the University with the broader community


Recent updates on Pitt's Community Engagement Centers

  • Go to to learn about exciting partnership possibilities with local neighborhoods, community leaders, residents, faculty, staff, and students as part of Pitt’s 15-year Neighborhood Commitments to strengthen communities and support University learning! Schedules, building maps, and orientation opportunities are on this site as well. 
  • There are two working groups of the Pitt Internal Advisory Committee that are open to anyone interested in engaging around possibilities to promote: 1) health and wellness or 2) digital inclusion! These meet the third Tuesday each month at 11 a.m. Reach out to Dr. Thistle Elias at, Dr. Jim Fabisiak at, or Dr. Steven Albert for information on attending.
  • Information on programming and planning—including the W.E.L.L. (Wellness. Education. Living. Learning.) space at the CEC Homewood and the Digital Inclusion Center/STEAM Studio at the CEC Hill District—can be found at The CEC Homewood Director Daren Ellerbee and CEC Hill District Director Kirk Holbrook can be reached directly through the website as well.
  • The Centers are open though programming remotely during the pandemic. Remote and (someday again!) in-person meeting spaces, resources and calendaring information is on each Center's website. Both one-off events and reoccuring events/classes are welcome. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to use facilities, but first need to go through orientation materials available on the website. Opportunities to engage in other communities including in Oakland and Hazelwood are also developing. 


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