Pittsburgh

Announcing the Youth Ambassadors Program

  Amizade is thrilled and honored to announce that we…

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Amizade and The Sprout Fund partner for grant opportunity

Amizade and The Sprout Fund partner for grant opportunity

Amizade Global Service-Learning has partnered with The Sprout Fund to…

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Building The Global Switchboard

Building 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!

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Global Switchboard Project Opening May 2014

Global Switchboard Project Opening May 2014

PITTSBURGH, Pa., March 18, 2014 – A shared building space called The Global Switchboard will open in May 2014 in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood as a way to bring together the region’s internationally-focused individuals and organizations by providing office and event facilities to encourage collaboration and potential partnerships.

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20 Years Time: While The Pirates Were Losing, The World Was Winning

20 Years Time: While The Pirates Were Losing, The World Was Winning

On October 14, 1992 – the fateful end of the last Pirates winning season – the communities that Amizade works with looked very differently than they do today. In Brazil, the average person lived on less than a dollar per day. In Ghana, the community had no electricity, paved roads, or running water. The internet, ATMs, and cell phones didn’t exist at all in Tanzania, the GDP growth rate was nonexistent, swing, with bombings and targeted murders a weekly experience. To some of Amizade’s communities, 20 years ago wasn’t much different than 100 years ago.

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English Language and Culture in Pittsburgh

English Language and Culture in Pittsburgh

One can read hundreds of quotations and advice about the benefits of travel, using the world as your classroom and venturing outside your comfort zone. But what happens when you have the privilege of meeting others from around the world…right in your own backyard?

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From Ireland to the U.S.A.

From Ireland to the U.S.A.

As I waited in JFK airport for my group to arrive after their long journey from Belfast to New York City, I wondered how I would recognize them as they sauntered through the doorway. Then the light bulb went off, and I realized from this point forward I would know these guys from their strong Northern Irish accents and their gregarious conversations.

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Becoming an Intern at Amizade

Becoming an Intern at Amizade

When people ask for me to tell them about Amizade, I still stutter and stumble sometimes. It’s because I know of no precedent with which to compare the organization. I sometimes say things like, “Its like study-abroad, but…” or “We send people to volunteer in communities around the world, but…”, etc. That (very important) caveat centers around Amizade’s intent to empower communities and ensure that they benefit from a partnership.

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Amizade's 5th Annual Water Walk

Amizade's 5th Annual Water Walk

Are you looking for an opportunity to act locally? Do you want to do your part to make a difference globally? Are you an Amizade alumnus that wants to continue to support Amizade’s global endeavors? The perfect opportunity is coming this spring: in April Amizade will hold its 5th Annual Water Walk—in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 7 and in Morgantown, WV on Saturday, April 21. Join us and walk for a purpose.

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