Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Location | Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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Blog | Read more about Amizade in Pittsburgh
Service Opportunities | Working with kids, riverside redevelopment and conservation projects, neighborhood revitalization, and much more.
Cultural and Recreational Highlights | Local sporting events, city tours including the historic incline, university campus visits, visits to world famous museums including the Andy Warhol museum and the Carnegie museums, the Strip District- Pittsburgh’s famous neighborhood market, programs may also include day trips to surrounding areas.
Home to Amizade’s central office, the Pittsburgh site experience is anchored in the social network of Amizade staff, interns, and affiliates who draw participants into meaningful engagement with the urban environment. After nearly two decades as a service-learning provider, Amizade launched the Pittsburgh site in response to growing international interest in US-based service-learning opportunities. In partnerships with local non-profits committed to civic engagement, Amizade volunteers will experience a city in the midst of broad revitalization, and will gain perspective into the complicated impact of the industrial revolution. For the majority of the 20th century Pittsburgh was an industrial city, producing nearly 50% of the nation’s steel. The population peaked at more than half a million before the collapse of the steel industry in the 1980s that triggered a decades-long recession.
Today, Pittsburgh’s stable, smaller population relies on a re-envisioned services economy comprised of universities, hospitals, and small start-up companies. While the low cost of housing, ample green space, and resilient arts and culture offerings make Pittsburgh one of the nation’s most livable cities, Amizade asks participants to partner with the social sector that struggles to confront the city’s generational poverty, glaring racial disparities, and a rapidly aging population.
Lodging | Local Homestays, Hostels, Hotels, Churches
Food |American cuisine consists of many international food traditions. Common breakfasts include cereal, bread, pancakes, eggs, potatoes, and red meat. Lunch is generally a medium sized meal – e.g. sandwiches. Dinner is traditionally the largest meal of the day and ranges from pasta to burritos.
Flights | All flights come into Pittsburgh International Airport with connections to all major US airports
Visa | US citizens – No visa required
Non US citizens – see country specific requirements here.
Closest Airport | Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
Our Community Partners
With Amizade’s headquarters in Pittsburgh, we are eager to share our home city with volunteers from across the country and around the world. Amizade’s seeks lasting local partnerships to diversify and strengthen local Fair Trade Learning impact. Amizade has the unique opportunity to personalize its Fair Trade Learning mission in Pittsburgh as active members of the community.