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Crossing Cultural Divides, Advancing Diversity as a Force For Good, and Building a Welcoming and Inclusive Region For All

Celebrating cultural heritage helps newcomers to Pittsburgh feel a sense of connection and comfort, and allows longtime residents to connect to their ethnic and familial traditions. And when cultural groups connect with each other and the community at large, they build understanding, strengthen local economies, and make Pittsburgh a better place to live, work, learn, and play.

What do we do with fear?

The Global Switchboard hosted a community forum to examine how the pervasive “fear of others” is impacting us on a global, local, and personal scale. Here you will find links to stories shared by Pittsburgh community members, as well as notes on the their ideas for and commitments to addressing our collective concerns.

BurghMeetsWorld: What do we do with fear?
BurghMeetsWorld: What do we do with fear?

How does the pervasive “fear of others” impact us on a global, local, and personal scale?

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"BurghMeetsWorld: What do we do with fear?" Meeting Notes

Data recording of post-it notes submitted during an event that explored how the pervasive “fear of others” is impacting us on a global, local, and personal scale

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Cultural & Community Groups and Leaders

Pittsburgh’s cultural and community groups celebrate ethnic and cultural traditions, support newcomers to Pittsburgh, and cross cultural divides to forge a vibrant, diverse, thriving region.

Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh
Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh

A community with a voice!

Casa San Jose
Casa San Jose

A Latino community resource center in Southwestern PA

Somali Bantu Community Association
Somali Bantu Community Association

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

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Intercultural Exchange

By building bridges between cultures and communities, Pittsburgh is becoming an inclusive and welcoming region that attracts, retains, and elevates diverse voices and perspectives.

Global Pittsburgh
GlobalPittsburgh

Connecting bridge between Pittsburgh's global community and the world

Islamic Center of Pittsburgh
Islamic Center of Pittsburgh

Community resource, center of faith, and cultural exchange leader

WeMove
[ ] We Move

Parties planned and hosted by a diverse set of community groups

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

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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
Justice at Work

Defending the rights of migrant workers in Pennsylvania

Hello Neighbor
Hello Neighbor

We work to build bridges, not walls.

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