Bridging students and marginalized communities

Get to know your local Homewood community! Join us and our partners, CMU’s Center for Shared Prosperity and Pitt’s CEC in Homewood, in recognizing organizational assets within the Homewood community. Explore the websites of Homewood organizations to find answers to trivia questions. Raise their social media visibility through Follows and Likes. When we integrate the community's goals and wisdom with the University’s assets and resources, we can make a difference.

Why support the Homewood Community?

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For Fall 2022, 412Connect presents some of the organizational assets within the Homewood Community to facilitate our students' interest in becoming a cohesive member of the broader Pittsburgh community.

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As you partake in this scavenger hunt, we invite you to consider ways that you can further engage with this community as well as why this initiative is important at a university and individual level.

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Not only do we have a rich history with this close by neighborhood, we are building on existing efforts in collaboration with community leaders and residents to make an impact in the community.

A Community Scavenger Hunt

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Browse the featured Homewood Organizations’ pages from your dashboard

Scroll through the rolodex on your dashboard to discover a diverse range of nonprofits and businesses within the Homewood Community.

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Explore Homewood Organizations’ pages for answers

Can you find the answer to the Homewood Organizations’ trivia questions in their socials and websites? Follow them to keep in touch with them.

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Earn a badge

Accumulate points and progressively unlock Bronze, Silver, and Gold badges. (Pitt students: these badges can be traded for OCC credit!)

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Our Partners

412Connect’s Collaborative Development

Project 412Connect was developed with the help of community representatives such as Pitt’s CEC in Homewood and University collaborators, namely CMU’s Center for Shared Prosperity. Learn more about how we teamed up with these partners to recognize organizational assets within the Homewood community.

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Join us today to help further our mission of bridging students with marginalized communities.

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