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To find more of the people, projects and organizations that can be useful to students, visit our directory!

Welcome to the City with 446 Bridges (and Lots of Other Ways to Get Connected, too!)

Whether you’ve come to Pittsburgh from close by, or you’re a newly arrived immigrant or refugee, welcome! Our region is forging a path toward an inclusive future where Pittsburgh residents old and new can prosper and contribute to the region’s success.

Find a helping hand or an open door by exploring the offerings of these cultural organizations and community resources.

Cultural Groups

COESA Brazilian Association
Coesa: Brazilian Association in Pittsburgh

Cultivating identity and preserving culture of Brazilians in Western PA

Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania
Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania (JASP)

The JASP is the region's premiere organization for educational, business, and arts activities related to Japan and Japan-America relations.

Latino Community Center
Latino Community Center

Engaging, educating, and empowering LatinXs and their families

Somali Bantu Community Association
Somali Bantu Community Association

Integrating the Somali Bantu community into their newly home country, city and neighborhoods.

Union of African Communities
Union of African Communities in Southwestern Pennsylvania (UAC)

Fostering unity and empowerment among Africans in Pittsburgh

United Somali Bantu
United Somali Bantu

Nurturing a unified, connected, and self-sufficient Somali Bantu community in Greater Pittsburgh

Relevant Events & Resources

Change Agency
Change Agency

Social enterprise advancing civic initiatives

Islamic Center of Pittsburgh
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Community resource, center of faith, and cultural exchange leader

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

Legal services, naturalization assistance, and resettlement services

Library Welcome Center at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Library Welcome Center at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Free to the people, with access to all, in 19 city neighborhoods.

Global Wordsmiths
Global Wordsmiths

Helping people use their voice.

Pillar Institutions

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Kelly Strayhorn Theatre

The Kelly Strayhorn Theater is a destination for innovative works in dance, theater, music and live art. 

Thomas Merton Center
Thomas Merton Center

TMC works to build a consciousness of values and to raise the moral questions involved in the issues of war, poverty, racism, classism, economic justice, human rights, and environmental justice.

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Welcoming Pittsburgh

Making Pittsburgh a more welcoming city for today's immigrants