Carnegie Mellon students work with non-profit, civic and other agencies in the community through courses and projects that integrate academic content and community service to meet the needs of the organization while providing a context-based educational experience.
Service to the community and the Pittsburgh region through educational programs and projects that are integrated into academic coursework is an important priority for Carnegie Mellon. Carnegie Mellon faculty, staff and students work to develop and implement innovative programs for the community in a broad range of content areas. The partnerships with K-12 schools, non-profit agencies and other community organizations provide opportunities for thousands of individuals in our region. Carnegie Mellon students increase their own knowledge and serve the communities through these programs as well.
Our Gelfand Center, made possible by a generous gift from Mark Gelfand, provides a mechanism for connecting the community with the programs which are conceived, developed and implemented by individual departments and centers within the University. This website provides an overview of many of our community partnership programs.
Carnegie Mellon’s commitment to outreach is embodied in our mission of “service to society and transfer of knowledge”. I hope you will find programs of relevance here, and that the information will be useful to you. Please feel free to contact Judith Hallinen, Director of the Gelfand Center, if you need more information.
Jared L. Cohon