The Penn State Center: Committed to Helping Pittsburgh Thrive

The Penn State Center Pittsburgh provides community development programs to improve the quality of life for Pittsburgh area residents. We are actively seeking partners, including Penn State faculty and community leaders, to help us better serve the Allegheny County area.

We are the only land-grant university in Pennsylvania.

We’re committed to providing impactful community programs grounded in academic research. We are carrying out Penn State's mission to teach, conduct research, and serve Allegheny County, while providing opportunities for Penn State students to work on our projects. 

Our expert staff understands the unique needs of Allegheny County.

We are community development specialists and educators, applying our knowledge and skills to the advancement of Pittsburgh. If your community organization, nonprofit, or government agency needs assistance creating impactful results with your projects, we want to partner with you!

Recent News

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Scholarship, Sustainability and Civic Engagement Program, or SSCEP, is in its pilot year, and so far, it's off to a great start.In 2014, a group of undergraduate students and faculty in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences developed a plan to get students working in community-...

On September 2, 2015, years of planning came to fruition with the official opening of The Penn State Center Pittsburgh's new office at the Energy Innovation Center. More than 250 guests, including local elected officials, Penn State leadership and community partners, celebrated the new location. The Penn State...

An art installation, "The History of the Land Grant in Allegheny County" was unveiled at the September 2nd Open House at The Penn State Center Pittsburgh. Penn State is Pennsylvania's only land grant institution and the permanent installation details University services in Allegheny County via the development of...