Community Engagement

The University of Pittsburgh Office of Community and Governmental Relations (CGR) maintains relationships with all levels of government, including Federal, Commonwealth, County, and City, while also leading Pitt’s community-facing work through collaboration, communication, and facilitation of University engagement with its broader communities. CGR is responsive, bringing neighborhood voices, policy awareness, and issue based activity together by bridging internal and external stakeholders to forge new collaborations. As part of this effort, CGR leads Pitt’s Neighborhood Commitments, which are long-term commitments of investment, infrastructure, programming, and dedicated staff in the neighborhoods of Oakland as well as the Hill District and Homewood, in which Pitt’s Community Engagement Centers are located. These commitments are grounded in mutually beneficial relationships that support the neighborhood’s agenda while strengthening the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service.

Faculty and Staff Service Opportunity

We aspire to be a university that strengthens our communities. Join us for the annual Pitt Day of Caring, held in partnership with the United Way. Day of Caring is one of the signature days of service CGR hosts for University faculty and is a great teambuilding opportunity while contributing to the University's mission.

What: A day of service throughout Pittsburgh supporting our community partners. Projects include painting, landscaping, general cleaning, and a new on-campus opportunity. Work materials, transportation, and lunch provided.
When: Friday, October 18, 2019. 8:30am-4:30pm
Register: Registration will open Monday, September 2, 2019

Please contact Jamie Ducar, director of community engagement, with questions.