Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Location | Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Service Opportunities | Neighborhood Revitalization, Food security, Youth Engagement, Walking Tours of “forced displacement” (gentrification) in the Hill District neighborhood, and speakers on the history and evolution of Gentrification in Pittsburgh
Cultural and Recreational Highlights | Primanti Bros., Historic Incline, Heinz History Center, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Museum of Natural History and Art, Phipps Conservatory, The Cathedral of Learning, Point State Park
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, Hotels
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.
Inglés, Cultura Y Servicio En Pittsburgh Julio 2017
- New Pittsburgh Courier
- In desperate 1983, there was nowhere for Pittsburgh’s economy to go but up
- Part I: The life and slow death of a former Pennsylvania steel town by Nicole Crowder
- Pittsburgh Affordable Housing Is Replaced by Whole Foods Store in Epitome of Gentrification By Nick Keppler
- Gentrification in Pittsburgh: A Tale of Two Cities
- Food Security Partnership: Boosting access to food stamps, school breakfasts, summer food, and WIC by Chris West
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