Community Programs

Community Collaborations 

Students, faculty, and staff partnered with a neighborhood tree planting and two Western Pennsylvania Conservancy community gardens on October 24th in a day of service.

Carmalt Academy of Science and Technology  

Carmalt Academy of Science and Technology is an ideal learning environment infusing science and technology across the curriculum.

Carnegie Science Center Exhibit 

Building Green gives young people a hands-on opportunity to learn about green design and its impact on human health and the environment.

Ceramic Filter Project

MCSI faculty and students are working on the development and implementation of low-cost ceramic water filters for poor communities around the world.

Connect to Excellence

Future City Competition

Mentors help seventh- and eighth-graders present their visions of a city of the future.

Heinz Distinguished Lecture Series

Open to the community and aims to bring to the University innovative, thought-provoking, and forward-looking concepts appropriate for sustainable infrastructure development.

Manchester Academic Charter School Sustainable Schools Competition

MCSI was delighted to work with the Manchester Academic Charter School on our first sustainable schools competition.

 MCSI partners with Kingsley Association 

The Kingsley Association is located in the Larimer neighborhood of Pittsburgh, part of the city’s East End and representing 12% of the total population.

Phipps’ Center for Sustainable Landscapes

Phipps works on designs for a building that generates all of its own energy, treats its own water, and uses resources efficiently.

Urban Youth Action (UYA)

MCSI partnered with Urban Youth Action (UYA) to present a series of green lectures to provide 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students a general understanding of sustainability principles.

Vandergrift Improvement Project

Local citizens grow the town of Vandergrift using principles of sustainability.

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