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Pitt-Johnstown Community Engagement

Connecting with the Greater Johnstown area

The Department of Community Engagement is a bridge connecting the Greater Johnstown community with Pitt-Johnstown’s faculty, staff, and students.

Pitt-Johnstown supports initiatives that improve the Greater Johnstown community. The office engages with the community by developing, sustaining, and enhancing programs, and partnerships.



As part of our CODE (Computational-learning Opportunities in a Digital Environment) for Commonwealth & Country project, Pitt-Johnstown is pioneering an ambitious effort to promote digital learning and is working to develop and support CODE-smart schools in our area. 


@ Your Service

Pitt-Johnstown @ Your Service is an opportunity for civic participation in local and regional communities. It is a key component for our students to: get ready, get involved, make a difference, change your world.


Light-Up Night

Moxham Light-Up Night is a special holiday event in which more than 5,000 hours have been devoted since it was launched in 2014. More than 21,000 lights illuminate the Park Avenue Playground in Johnstown’s Moxham neighborhood annually.


Top 100

Pitt-Johnstown President Dr. Jem Spectar has been named to the 2017 Pennsylvania Business Central Top 100 People list.
Also, Pitt-Johnstown was named to the 2017 Pennsylvania Business Central Top 100 Organizations list for a sixth consecutive year.


Habitat for Humanity

The 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.



The University was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to construct a sidewalk and bike path connecting campus to the College Park Apartments and the Richland Town Centre in a project named REACHland (Recreational, Environmentally-safe, Access way for Community and Healthy-Living) Connect.

Pitt-Johnstown welcomes
requests from the community
for volunteer opportunities.


Tammy Barbin,
Executive Director of Development and Alumni Affairs

Economic Impact


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 (retired), Conemaugh Health System

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