Other Organizations of Interest in the Oakland area
There are many organizations that focus on international issues, organize events and generally provide a sense of community for the diverse populations in Pittsburgh. From information on international business to picnics in Shenley park, you will find an organization here.
Eat N Meet Intercultural Brown Bag Meetings
Every Tuesday, 12:00 University of Pittsburgh William Pitt Union Dining Room A. Bring your own lunch and meet new people! Be a part of Pitt's international community. To find out about Eat N Meet and other events, sign up for the Office of International Services listserv: send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Message should read : "subscribe OIS programs"
El Centro Hispano
The Hispanic Center
Non profit providing employment training and referral, assistance finding affordable housing, and family mentoring.
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Western PA, Inc.
Founded to increase business opportunities and growth of the Hispanic community.
Latin American Cultural Union (LACU)
Founded to promote cultural and artistic Latin American Traditions. LACU hosts various events including an annual picnic in Shenley Park and an annual Hispanic Heritage Gala.
Oakland Business Improvement District
The Oakland Business Improvement District is dedicated to improving the cleanliness, appearance, and perception of safety in Oakland, bringing about revitalization, preserving Oakland ?s unique commercial environment, and undertaking marketing and development initiatives to make Oakland a vibrant destination for visitors, residents, owners, employees, and students.
Oakland Transportation Management Association (OTMA)
To educate the Oakland community about the many benefits of alternative transportation choices: transit, ridesharing (carpooling and vanpooling), bicycling and walking. To act as a liaison representing the transportation needs of the Oakland community to the local, city, regional and state transportation providers and planners.
Pittsburgh Asian American Young Professional Association (PAAYPA)
PAAYPA exists to facilitate the exchange of ideas as a way of promoting both cultural and professional growth. By creating this environment, young Asian Americans are able to establish beneficial social and business networks.
Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors
PCIV has been bridging the gap between the Pittsburgh community and people around the world since 1959. PCIV arranges professional programming as well as casual, informal excursions.
PCIV has produced a guide called Understanding Pittsburgh: A Guide for International Visitors an Residents
Pittsburgh Region International Student Ministries (P.R.I.S.M)
PRISM aims to make the experience of Internationals a welcoming and pleasant one. They offer a Garage Giveaway where Internationals can get gently used furniture, Friday night dinners, cooking classes, and men and women ?s bible study classes. PRISM also arranges for Internationals to be hosted by American families.
Visit www.GlobalPittsburgh.org for information on the many international communities in Pittsburgh and information for residents new to the country. The World Affairs Council, a nonprofit organization, hosts many events throughout the year. The council is dedicated to promoting an understanding of international issues.
Providing affordable, conservatory quality music education for people of all ages in urban communities.
High Strung Music
A source of comtemporary music and art