Community Engagement

The Department of Community Engagement is a bridge connecting the Greater Johnstown community with Pitt-Johnstown’s faculty, staff, and students. The office engages Pitt-Johnstown with the community by developing, sustaining, and enhancing programs and partnerships. During freshmen welcome weekend 2016, our students logged more than 2,000 hours of community service, pushing our total hours for the year past 30,000 hours.

The leadership team at Pitt-Johnstown has done an outstanding job in developing new programs that meet the needs of its students and our community.

— Scott Becker
President & CEO, Conemaugh Health System

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Pitt-Johnstown supports initiatives that improve the Greater Johnstown community.

STEM eventPitt-Johnstown's Code for the CommonWealth initiative:
Youth Summer Camps will engage elementary and middle school students and help to develop their STEM and Digital Literacy skills, knowledge and interest.
Reached out to students and their families at East Side Elementary School in Johnstown for a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) event.


Habitat for Humanity logoThe campus Habitat for Humanity club spent Spring Recess 2017 in Amarillo, TX, building houses. The Pitt-Johnstown contingent included 21 members and volunteers who worked more than 700 hours on the project.

top 100

Pitt-Johnstown President Dr. Jem Spectar has been named to the 2016 Pennsylvania Business Central Top 100 People list, which honors people from a variety of industries within the Pennsylvania Business Central’s 16-county coverage area.
Also, Pitt-Johnstown was named to the 2016 Pennsylvania Business Central Top 100 Organizations list for a fifth consecutive year.

codingThe Code for the CommonWealth initiative is an ambitious project with the goal of making the Greater Johnstown region a national model for learning coding literacy, beginning with K-12 and extending to all segments the community.


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The University's positive community and economic impact, according to recent data, equates to $77.4 million per year in terms of charitable giving, volunteer service, and community events.

@ your service

Moxham Light-Up Night and @ Your Service are examples of how the University encourages civic participation and greater engagement by our campus in local and regional communities.

great Americans dayGreat Americans Day Citizenship Forum --presented since 1998 -- promotes the American ideal of civic virtue and reminds us that the continued success of our society depends upon both individual and collective contributions.


PittJohnstown LIVE is the University's annual makers showcase and PITTchFest competition, stimulating innovation and featuring the best and brightest fromthe region and beyond.


Pitt-Johnstown is receptive to requests from the community for volunteer opportunities.


Tammy Barbin
Executive Director of Community and Public Relations
272 Blackington Hall
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Johnstown, PA  15904

814-269-2936 |