The Pittsburgh Project
We operate innovative week-long urban mission trips for junior and senior high school students. We provide nightly programming, worship and music, initiative games, discussion group leadership, meals, tools, construction materials, and work assignments. Highlights include relational ministry to vulnerable homeowners and hands-on home repairs across 35 Pittsburgh, Ohio neighborhoods. USA
The Pittsburgh Project is a Christian nonprofit community development organization with a 32-year track record of developing servant leaders and upholding the dignity of vulnerable homeowners.
Our year-round staff of 31 (15 full-time; 16 part-time), along with our summer staff of more than 70 operates a progressive series of after-school and summer programs for more than 250 urban young people, deploys over 1,500 people annually to perform free home repairs for more than 130 of Pittsburgh’s elderly homeowners annually, and provides recreation space through the maintenance of Fowler Park and operation of Fowler pool.
Our vision is that Pittsburgh will be called a City of Truth, where once again men and women of ripe old age will sit in the streets each with cane in hand because of age, and where the city streets will be filled with boys and girls playing there (adapted from Zechariah 8:4-5).
Our purpose is to develop servant leaders and uphold the dignity of vulnerable homeowners.
In the summer, we pull out the stops to make a week of service meaningful, memorable and fun. We hire top college students from all over the country to build friendships with participants, and skilled technical staff to oversee the home repairs at the sites. Our staff members share the message of God’s transforming love throughout the week. About 200 participants each week converge in Pittsburgh to join in our work, building servant leaders and upholding the dignity of vulnerable homeowners.