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Pitt undergraduates Arabella Johnson and Brianna Raskin (left) and graduate student Jinghang Li (right) help with gardening at Duncan Park in Lawrenceville on Saturday.

Students help greater Pittsburgh community through Civic Action Week

By Donata Massimiani, Staff Writer October 13, 2021
PittServes, the Office of Engagement and Community Affairs and the Signature Days of Service Committee organized Civic Action Week, which ran from Oct. 4 to Oct. 9. It featured in-person volunteering, donation drives and a series of workshops.
There are a variety of resources for students experiencing food insecurity on campus, including the Plant2Plate Student Garden on Oakland Avenue.

‘No one should have to bend over backwards’: Combating food insecurity at Pitt

By Betul Tuncer, Staff Writer September 28, 2021
Food insecurity isn’t a far-off problem that simply means people don’t have enough food to eat, according to Annie Ryan. She said it’s a more complex issue that’s present on Pitt’s campus too.
Chaz Kellem (far left), director of Pitt Serves, speaks with students at Thursday afternoon’s Community Cafe event in the Cathedral of Learning.

For Chaz Kellem, it all comes back to service

By Jessica Steinberg, For The Pitt News September 19, 2019
While community service might just be a resume booster for some students, Chaz Kellem, director of PittServes, believes service should be more substantial.
Rachel Feil, Ashley Ward-Willis and Sydney Massenberg (left to right) cook chili for the 46 people who attend the Circles program at the YWCA in Homewood. (Photo by Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographer)

Students celebrate service at PMADD

By Sarah Shearer and Joanna Li, Contributing Editors October 22, 2018
Pitt students spread out to serve at community service sites throughout Pittsburgh at the 11th annual Pitt Make a Difference Day.
Junior communication and political science major Aaron Hill speaks in front of participants at Alpha Phi Alpha’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day candlelight vigil Monday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Students serve, remember on MLK Jr. day

A group of students from Pitt’s Litchfield Tower B offered a warm respite from the bitter cold as they served soups and sandwiches to hungry Homewood residents who visited the Bethesda Presbyterian Church...

Students allot their weekly food budget in a simulation planned by Student Affairs at Boxes and Walls Monday afternoon. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

Students simulate marginalized experiences

By Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor November 7, 2017

A young man sat at a table behind two black curtains in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room Monday night. Across the table, two individuals intensely interrogated him. “What religion do you practice?”...

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