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 joins 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, click 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, click here.


Pittsburgh Creative Empowerment for Youth

Creative Empowerment for youth began in 2018 to serve youth in creative and preforming arts. Pitt students serve one day per week as a tutor to youth in schools who have reduced arts programming. To learn more and to sign up to serve as a 2018-2019 visit our webpage.

Pitt 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.