Education Programming

PittServes’ Education Programming

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



America Reads

ARC at the University of Pittsburgh partners with the School of Education, joining colleges and universities across the country in providing tutors for the America Reads Challenge. ARC tutors have the opportunity to be part of a national literacy effort to help children learn to read and enhance their success in school. To find out more information about our program, visit here.

Jumpstart Pittsburgh

Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community Corps members to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Our proven curriculum helps children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late. To find out more information about our program, visit here.

Panther Literacy Council

The Panther Literacy Council

The Panther Literacy Council is a student-run organization that strives for literacy advancement for children of the Pittsburgh Public School District. With the support of Pittserves and The United Way, we aspire to spread knowledge of the importance of children’s literacy by showcasing proper reading techniques and celebrating literacy in order to raise awareness of the adversities students in the public school district face. We are comprised of a diverse group of students that are involved in a variety of clubs, activities, and majors with one common goal to help the children of our community by celebrating literacy. To donate or find more information visit here.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

PittServes is proud to partner with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh to host an on-campus mentoring program, serving youth from the Rankin Christian Center each academic year. Pitt students are accepted to serve as mentors (BIGs) and to engage in on-campus mentoring to build a lasting relationship with their Little. To apply, please click here.