The Plan for Pitt: Strengthen Communities

Howell in a red scarf
In her most recent paper, Pitt sociologist Junia Howell explores an understudied driver of inequity: the hoarding of educational resources and opportunity in middle- and upper-middle class neighborhoods.
LaMonica Wiggins, headshot, gesturing with her hands
LaMonica Wiggins, the new entrepreneurship librarian at Pitt’s University Library System, works with people who are exploring new business ventures and assists them with industry, company and market research to support their ideas.
Prachi wearing glasses and standing in front of the photo exhibit
Pitt senior Prachi Patel’s research project encourages refugee youth living in Pittsburgh to share their voices through photography. See the exhibit at Hillman Library through March.
Pitt Pathfinder student wearing blue and gold striped rugby shirt looks out over the city of Pittsburgh skyline
A newly released report highlights how Pitt’s $4.2 billion annual total economic impact drives innovation, draws talent, shapes careers and anchors communities across the state.
Emily Monroe with a young boy reading a book in front of a bookcase
Many women working in Copán Ruinas can't afford childcare, forcing them to leave their children alone or in overcrowded, underfunded orphanages. The team at Casita Copán, a nonprofit founded by Emily Monroe, has created a better option.
Tashbook in a denim shirt
In her new book, advocate and law librarian Linda Tashbook offers practical advice as well as nuts-and-bolts legal information that family members of those with mental illness need.
Kinloch pointing down at a table
School of Education Dean Valerie Kinloch dedicates her work to strengthening the school’s commitments to diversity, justice, wellness, urban education and its community impact.
person sitting in a tunnel with their head between their legs
As the nation grapples with the deadly opioid crisis, Pitt’s Pennsylvania Opioid Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center, housed in the School of Pharmacy, is taking a fresh approach to saving lives.