Building The Global Switchboard

by Amizade Global Service-Learning

The Global Switchboard


On May 1, 2014, The Global Switchboard will open its doors to Pittsburgh. But, to make this incredible project a reality, we need YOUR help! From walls and paint to desks, chairs, and more, we need your support to help complete the space!

The Global Switchboard is a shared-space, community-oriented, work center for Pittsburgh’s globally engaged social-profit organizations. It will be Pittsburgh’s home for global engagement, a way to bring new resources to the city, and a space to cultivate new and innovative global ideas.

There are dozens of organizations in the Pittsburgh area working on global/local connections every day. Organizations that focus on hosting visitors, conversations about global events, and connecting Pittsburgh’s resources to the rest of the world. These organizations are connecting Pittsburghers to the Brazilian Amazon through health-service, educating educators about the Syrian conflict, providing leadership skills through soccer in Cameroon, empowering families in Haiti, supporting cooperative weavers in Peru, educating girls in rural Nepal, and so much more.

By creating a shared work, program, and event space, together, we will:

  • Increase global engagement and accessibility in the Pittsburgh area
  • Cultivate young Pittsburgh-based global organizations
  • Attract new resources to our city for internationally collaborative projects

Visit our campaign page on WeDidIt to donate and be sure to check out all the great rewards available!