Current Projects

Since 1994, our projects have positively impacted over one hundred thousand people.

Amizade works closely with nonprofit leaders and community organizations all over the world to create and sustain social action projects. Check out our current projects.

RISE UP PITTSBURGH

A movement in Pittsburgh to build a powerful local New Deal-style service corps that will provide our young people with an outlet for good.

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Irmã Dulce dos Pobres

ASSOCIAÇÃO IRMÃ DULCE DOS POBRES

The Associação Irmã Dulce dos Pobres (Sister Dulce dos Pobres Association) was founded on June 30, 2011, by Sr. Maria Iêda de Sousa, missionary of the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD, and is a non-profit entity in Santarem, Brazil.

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APPALACHIAN QUEER YOUTH SUMMIT

Amizade is partnering with the ACLU West Virginia to host a long weekend summer camp that will break down that barrier of isolation by bringing together LGBTQ-identifying teenagers from across West Virginia.

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CEOLI CARD PROJECT IN BOLIVIA

Amizade manages a project that funds artists with disabilities in Bolivia to create and sell greeting cards in the US.

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THE SOLAR PROJECT IN TANZANIA

Amizade began a collaboration with the All People be Happy Foundation, and our Karagwe based community partner MAVUNO, to provide solar energy to 10 primary schools located in the North-West region of Tanzania.

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EQUITY IN GLOBAL EDUCATION COALITION IN PITTSBURGH

A project to cultivate globally and civically active youth in and around the Allegheny County in Pennsylvania.

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THE GLOBAL SOCIAL ACTION ACCELERATOR

Through the Global Social Action Accelerator (GSAA), Amizade will help participants build on their new skills, passions, and networks by funding and supporting social action projects designed to address a need in their home community.

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FULBRIGHT-AMIZADE: THE HEART OF APPALACHIA

Watch beautiful, inspiring, and surprising narratives from the Heart of Appalachia created by the Fulbright-Amizade storytellers.

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THE OTA INITIATIVE IN TANZANIA

Becky Gailey and Katy Merckel created the Ota Initiative to give the children of Karagwe, Tanzania a place to build a foundation of creative and critical thinking skills through arts and science programs.

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Generous contributions like yours allow us to create eye-opening (and often life-changing) opportunities for curious young people to connect with 21 communities.