About

About

PittServes is a University-wide initiative that engages students in meaningful service to the community on a local, national and international scale. Our focus on sustainability, education and community development allows us to increase student community service and broaden our impact as a university. Visit the PittServes Volunteer Portal to learn more about ways to be involved in one-time or re-occurring service projects, start your own service initiatives, or engage as a community partner.

Mission

PittServes is a catalyst for students and communities to engage in action that creates impactful change.

Vision

To achieve resilient and equitable communities and inspire civically minded individuals.

 

Values

Advocacy: We strive to amplify the voices of our community.

Collaboration: We believe in inclusive, mutually-beneficial, respectful and reciprocal relationships.

Disruption: We provide the tools to challenge and change preconceived systems.

Education: We encourage critical learning through the expansion of knowledge

Engagement: We create, promote and engage in ethical, meaningful action.

Humility: We acknowledge the importance of the past and cultural injustices to inform our actions to create a better future.

Innovation & Creativity: We support innovative and diverse ideas by creating space and connections.

Transparency: We build trust by practicing open and honest communication.

Social Justice: We value the understanding of the importance of equity and access in our work and communities.

Sustainability: We work towards a world that is environmentally resilient, socially just, and economically stable.

 

Staff

 

Chaz Kellem
Director
412.624.9293
Shenay Jeffrey
Assistant Director
412.624.0240
Cathy Connor
Program Coordinator
412.648.1440
Kristy Giandomenico
Outreach Coordinator
412.383.3987
Erika Ninos
Sustainability Program Coordinator
412.648.1293
Ciara Stehley
Sustainability Program Assistant
412.383.3445
Desmond Stuart
Basic Needs Coordinator
412.648.1295
Thomas Bryant
Jumpstart Senior Site Manager
412.648.2150
Emily McKain
Jumpstart Site Manager
412.383.3534
Kim Goldstein
Jumpstart Site Manager
412.383.0876