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To find more of the people, projects and organizations working on Immigrant & Refugee Inclusion, visit our directory!

Building a Welcoming and Inclusive Region For All

From around the world, people are moving to Pittsburgh to attend college, escape conflict, start a career, find a new home, and more.  Pittsburgh has a proud immigrant history, and local elected officials, nonprofits, community groups, and individuals are forging a path toward an inclusive future where Pittsburgh residents old and new can prosper and contribute to the region’s success.

Newcomer Voices

Immigrants and refugees living in Pittsburgh are storytellers, business owners, artists, community innovators, parents, educators, students, and more.

From Other to Us: Spotlighting Youth Voices
From Other to Us: Spotlighting Youth Voices

Young immigrants and refugees share their stories and discuss their experiences

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Abdullah Salem on WESA

Salem’s in the Strip District is working to meet the demand of Pittsburgh’s growing immigrant community

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Switchboard Stories

Amizade-produced series about Switchboard members and initiatives

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Welcoming and Inclusion Initiatives

Meet the people, projects, and organizations working to support, celebrate, advocate for, and empower immigrants and refugees in the Pittsburgh region.

Jewish Family & Children's Services
Jewish Family & Community Services of Pittsburgh

Legal services, naturalization assistance, and resettlement services

All for All
All for All

Connecting people, organizations, and communities to ensure that the Pittsburgh region is welcoming and inclusive for all.

Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC)

Advocating for Immigrants, Migrants, and Refugees

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Resources for Immigrants & Refugees

Browse our collections of services available to immigrants and refugees and the latest research and reports published by Pittsburgh universities and nonprofits.

Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education
Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education (ARYSE)

Supporting immigrant and refugee youth in becoming prepared, engaged, and confident members of our communities

Friends of Farmworkers
Friends of Farmworkers

Defending the rights of migrant workers in Pennsylvania

Hello Neighbor
Hello Neighbor

We work to build bridges, not walls.

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Switchboard Network Activity

In March 2018, The Global Switchboard began hosting a series of meetings to understand challenges in the immigrant and refugee inclusion work in Pittsburgh that are going unaddressed and require cross-sector, collaborative solutions.

Switchboard Network Activity: The Switchboard Model

A framing of The Global Switchboard's model and role as convener

Switchboard Network Activity: Immigrant and Refugee Inclusion Meeting Notes

Meeting Notes & Agendas

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