Quality of Life
Technology Center (QoLT)
The Quality of Life Technology (QoLT) Center is a National Science Foundation
Engineering Research Center that was created to transform the lives of people
with reduced functional capabilities due to aging or disability. Two of the
four fundamental areas of research are Perception and Awareness, and
Western PA School for Blind Children (WPSBC)
The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children (WPSBC) is a one-of-a-kind
educational facility committed to training visually impaired students with
additional disabilities. Founded more than 120 years ago, no other agency in
the western half of the Commonwealth is better equipped to care for and educate
blind children with severe concomitant disabilities. The School educates
approximately 175 students, who may enroll at age three and can continue until
21. All programs and services are available without charge to the parents of
students. The School receives an annual appropriation from the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, with additional funding from foundation and corporation grants,
individual contributions, the income from endowment and similar funds.
Services Corporation (CHSC)
CHSC is located on Lawn Street in the South Oakland neighborhood. It's
fundamental mission is the revitalization of the Oakland neighborhoods which it
works towards by providing a variety of neighborhood services. These services
not only aim to assist local youth, families, and the homeless, but also serve
to forge relationships and lines of communication between long time residents
and newer residents affiliated with the universities.
The Hazelwood Initiative (HI) is an organization whose Mission and Goal
is dedicated to the betterment of the Hazelwood neighborhood. The mission of the Hazelwood Initiative, Inc. (HI) is to act s a catalyst for the revitalization of the Greater Hazelwood community by working in collaboration with the city, county and state representatives. HI provides effective leadership and facilitation to create a healthy community through community planning, business redevelopment, affordable housing development, homeowner reinvestment, and youth programming. HI also serves as a vehicle to address resident concerns and accomplishments relating to various city services and to all community stakeholders. HI was the
driving force that lead to the development of the "Master Development
Planning in Hazelwood and Junction Hollow" document which set forth a plan
to work towards their goal. It's office is located at 5125 Second Avenue in
Hill House Association
The Hill House Association is located in the Hill District of Pittsburgh and
provides a comprehensive array of services to the surrounding neighborhoods.
The Hill House serves clients through five strategic program areas: early learning and child development, youth services, family and workforce development, senior services and neighborhood services. In addition, the agency offers complementary health and human services to its clients through 10 tenant agencies that reside on the Hill House campus.
The Hill House Association is currently working with Denys Candy, the managing
partner of The Community Partners Institute,
to support the Find the Rivers! partnership whose goal is to generate sustainable links
from within Hill District communities to the economic and recreational
opportunities along the Allegheny river to the north and the Monongahela river
to the south.
The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy is an organization whose Mission is dedicated to the four great
parks of Pittsburgh, including Schenley Park which is part of the Oakland area
in which University of Pittsburgh is located.
Oakland Planning & Development Corporation (OPDC)
OPDC was founded by Community Human Services Corporation and Peoples
Oakland in 1980 to serve as a development
organization for the Oakland neighborhood. It's Mission is to work with and engage the
community residents in planning and development activities that benefit the
Oakland neighborhoods. They work to connect people and organizations with diverse concerns and perspectives, based on shared goals arrived at through open dialogue and direct action. The result is an economically stronger, more culturally cohesive, more action-oriented, and more actively employed, engaged and inclusive Oakland community. OPDC is located at 235 Atwood Street.
Transportation Management Association
OTMA serves the Oakland community through advocacy and provision of information
to encourage good transportation choices by commuters, residents and visitors
alike with the goal of increasing the use of modes other than the automobile.
These alternative modes will reduce congestion and improve the quality of the
street environment and therefore the quality of life in Oakland.
Resources and Services (DRS)
DRS is a department within the Division of Student Affairs
at the University of Pittsburgh, and is located in RM 216 of the William Pitt
Union. In the spring semester of 2006, 2 teams of the pilot ENGR 0715 service
learning course worked with Lynett van Slyke of DRS, who had identified a need
for an interactive map which aided in the identification and description of the
accessible entrances to all academic buildings of the university. The students
designed and developed this web page in addition to obtaining and if necessary,
measuring the details for each entrance. This map is currently online and can
be found on the DRS home website by clicking Campus Map.
each year the students work on a different project that helps the university provide better services for all the students on campus.
UPMC’s Artificial Heart Program has treated more than 350 patients with
mechanical circulatory support devices and has continued to uphold its long
history as an international leader in this field. Through its combination of a
superb clinical program and first-rate technical resources, UPMC has succeeded
in vastly improving both patient survival and quality of life after
implantation with mechanical circulatory support devices.
Of the Carnegie Science Center's many exciting special programs for students and educators,
Engineer the Future is it's premier National Engineers Week celebration.
Hundreds of volunteers from regional corporations, organizations and
universities introduce students to the creative science and technology of
engineering through more than 50 fun, exciting and cutting-edge hands-on
activities and demonstrations. Students are able to meet working engineers in
the Pittsburgh community, and try their hands at solving real-world problems as
well as exploring creative career opportunities.
Lydia’s Place works to:· Help incarcerated and recently released women in
Allegheny County address their addictions and become stable, productive members
of society,· Help children and their caregivers cope with the traumatic
separation from a parent,· Strengthen relationships between incarcerated
mothers and their children,· Assist mothers as they make permanency decisions
for their children,· Promote policy changes that better address the needs of
incarcerated women and the children of prisoners.
Family House, a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation operated by a voluntary board
of directors, provides a special "home away from home" for patients
and/or families who must travel to Pittsburgh for treatment of serious or
life-threatening illnesses. Thanks to the generosity and support of the
Pittsburgh community, Family House is able to provide a comfortable haven to
help our guests through stressful times.
Pittsburgh Green Innovators
Pittsburgh Green Innovators is a non-profit organization committed to growing a vibrant green economy and community by collaboratively leveraging regional strengths through innovation, education, workforce development, and cultivation of sustainable business opportunities.
University of Pittsburgh Facilities Management
University of Pittsburgh Facilities Management is a department within the University of Pittsburgh.