Our Impact

Our impact at a glance

Amizade is deeply committed to empowering participants and communities. Measuring our impact is an ongoing process, and helps us evaluate what’s working, what’s not, and how we can best make our mark on the world. Please feel free to scan this section, and consider for yourself – just how is Amizade making an impact?



years of global education


education partners around the world


development projects built and sustained


alumni in our network


Amizade believes that transparency is an important window in making sure that our work is fair and full of impact. Check out the impact data & financials from our last fiscal year.


What People are Saying about Amizade.

Puerto Rican students visit Pittsburgh to honor Roberto Clemente through volunteerism | September 2023 | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Roberto Clemente honored 50 years after induction into Hall of Fame | September 2023 | WTAE Pittsburgh

Class prepares for disaster relief trip to Puerto Rico | October 2019 | The Daily Illini

ECU Students lend a hand, learn about Puerto Rico during ABE Trip | May 2019 | ECU NOW

Fourth year of Fulbright-Amizade education program held in Williamson | May 2019 | Williamson Daily News

Alternative Spring Break Takes Students to Jamaica | Feb 2019 | BCTV.org

Pakistani student makes history by speaking at JHU business school’s graduation ceremony | Aug 2018 | Ary News

Foreign yet familiar: Program brings Irish, African-American teens together | Aug 2018 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Penn State Berks Senior Helps Hurricane Maria Victims on Spring Break | Mar 23 2018 | Reading Eagle

SRU group to practice fair-trade learning during service trip to Bolivia | Jan 02 2018 | Slippery Rock University News

Service trip alumni reunite to volunteer in South Dakota | July 31 2017 | Penn State News

For Students Going Overseas, an ‘America First’ Presidency Complicates Their Studies | June 2017 | The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Value of Blurring Visitors and Hosts in Global Learning | Jun 2017 | Campus Compact

Preserving history: Students’ trip to Auschwitz brought Holocaust horror to life | April 2017 | Penn State News

Students spend Spring Break rejuvenating communities in need | March 2017 | Gant News CNN News Affiliate

New Kensington community service arm reaches mangroves of Puerto Rico | March 2017 | Penn State News

Students travel to Poland to help preserve Auschwitz | February 2017 | Penn State News

Jamaica Trip Offered Cultural Insights | February 2017 | The Villager Stevenson University

Going Abroad – And Bringing Lessons Back Home | October 2016 | Remake Learning

Amateurs Play Doctor for World’s Poor |  June 2016 | The Daily Beast

Malia, the Rise of the Gap Year, and Ethical International Engagement | May 2016 | Stanford Social Innovation Review

Author Urges a Rethink About Medical Volunteerism Abroad | May 2016 | The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Impact of service learning in Jamaica ‘goes both ways’ | May 2016 | Cornell Chronicle

Pilot program brings international students to Williamson | March 2016  | Charleston Gazette-Mail

Navajo Nation: Students discover service, culture on Spring Break | March 2016 | Penn State News

Pittsburgh Students Asked to Rethink Volunteering | February 2016 | Next City

Senior spends summer working abroad | October 2015 | The Daily Aztec

Alternative breaks promote service learning | February 2015 | The Daily Cardinal

Amizade offers free student exchange program | February 2015 | The Bulletin

Pittsburgh area charities offer holiday cards | November 2014 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nonprofit has service, study abroad opportunities | November 2014 | The Washington Times

The Global Switchboard is connecting Pittsburgh to the world | August 2014 | NEXTpittsburgh

Shared offices provide advantages for startups, nonprofits, others | August 2014 |  Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Alternative spring break helps homeless in D.C. | March 2014 | The Ranger

The Global Switchboard will offer coworking space for international-minded organizations | March 2014 | Pop City

Volunteers build community garden at Man Middle School | March 2014 | Logan Banner

The Women of Matelot Step Up- Dorcas Women’s Group | December 2013 | The Trinidad Express

Volunteers extent ‘Amizade’ to Sustainable Williamson | July 2013 | The Williamson Daily News

Local band holds benefit concert to support WVU students’ trip to Trinidad | March 2013 | WBOY.com

New student org eyes global reach | November 2012 | The Daily Atheneaum

Student volunteers travel to Jamaica for care break | September 2012 | The Rocket

When a Passport Teaches More Than a Diploma | September 2012 | Diplomatic Courier

Amizade opens global doors with Fellowship | August 2012 | The Daily Atheneaum

If you’re ready to join 1500 world leaders right here, be a One Young World delegate | August 2012 | Pop City

Nonprofit in Morgantown Recognized By United Nations (video) | August 2012 | WDTV.com

Volunteer group gets special status | August 2012 | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Amizade Global Service-Learning Granted Special Consultative Status | August 2012 | WBOY.com

US students receiving youth leadership training | August 2012 | The Himalayan Times

Program places West Perry grad in the Navajo Nation | July 2012 | Perry County Times

Walkers promote global clean water initiative | April 2012 | The Daily Athenaeum

Students walk miles for water at Amizade Water Water | April 2012 | The Pitt News

Middlesex Students Return from 10-day Fieldwork Experience in Ghana | February 2012 | Middlesex University Dubai News and Events

Amizade provides travel opportunity to Jamaica | February 2012 | The Daily Athenaeum

International experiences vital to post-college success | February 2012 | The Daily Athenaeum

Thousands donate time, money to aid Western Pennsylvania nonprofits | December 2011 | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Jamaica service trips caps CCAC program | December 2011 | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Brandon Blache-Cohen on Pittsburgh KQV Global Press Conference | September 2011 | World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Amizade’s 10-year partnership in Jamaica is celebrated (see minute 11:30) | March 2011 | Television Jamaica

Penn State- DuBois Students Spring Break Service | March 2011 | Gant Daily

Students continue to build library in Ghana | January 2011 | The Daily Athenaeum

Residents Take Part in Amizade’s Water Walk | April 2010 | State Journal

WVU student gains new perspective through studying abroad with Amizade | Dec 16 2009 | WVU Today

Amizade Global Service-Learning boycotts Ugandan anti-gay law | October 2009 | The Tartan

WVU-nonprofit partnership in race for prize to support water harvesting in rural Africa | October 19th, 2009 | WVU Today

A Real Culture Shock | Sept 3 2009 | The Daily Athenaeum

Development in Tanzania: Amizade Students give and learn| August 4, 2009 | Tanzania US Embassy

A Service Group Built on ‘Friendship’ | July 26 2009 | Voice Of America

Pitt students provide community service in Ghana | July 14 2009 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh volunteers take a walk for clean water in Africa | March 23 2009 | Pittsburgh Trib-Review

“Water Walk for Women’s Rights” Sunday | March 20 2009 | Duquesne News

Community comes out to Do It in the Dark | October 20 2008 | The Daily Athenaeum

Funds to help students go abroad | October 14 2008 | The Daily Athenaeum

WVU students skip the beach to spend Spring Break helping others | March 23 2007 | The Daily Athenaeum

Volunteering in Bolivia with Amizade | Spring 2005 | Transitions Abroad

Amizade shows off in gallery | Feb 4 2004 | Pitt News

AGSLC helps students to study in Ghana, Bulgaria | April 16 2003 | Pitt News

Beans, Bananas and Bills: Learning and Living in Tanzania | Go Nomad


Where will your Amizade program take you? There are so many locations and experiences to consider!