STORIES OF OUR MEMBERS

Profiling members of The Global Switchboard

Greg and Janet Smith

Greg and Janet Smith

Making a Difference in the World from Pittsburgh Looking out the airplane window on a flight into Costa Rica years ago, Janet Smith saw a sprawling squatters’ village spreading out ›››

Harmony of Andes

Harmony of Andes

Helping people on the streets of La Paz, Bolivia Alexis Vargas came from her home in La Paz, Bolivia to attend the University of Pittsburgh in 2012. She met Becca Burns, a transplant from Colorado, who was ›››

Building New Hope

Building New Hope

Coffee sales support farming cooperative in Nicaragua, fund education programs, provide fundraising opportunities Many people get their first introduction to Building New Hope from the fragrant aroma of a cup of freshly brewed coffee. This 23-year-old nonprofit organization, ›››

Armada Global

Armada Global

Providing Information to Prepare and Protect Travelers Abroad Information is power, according to the old saying. But for small organizations, groups and individuals traveling to other countries, information can also ›››

Inclusant

Inclusant

Helping Organizations and Communities Start Conversations about Diversity and Inclusion With incidents of racial violence, prejudice and discrimination filling the headlines recently, it has become painfully evident that a deep ›››

Somali Bantu Community Association

Somali Bantu Community Association

Helping Connect with the New Home While Holding On to the Old One On a recent winter afternoon, a gathering of the Somali Bantu Community Association of Pittsburgh winds down ›››

Global Solutions Pittsburgh

Global Solutions Pittsburgh

Creating two-way conversations about international issues to increase global awareness The way they see it at Global Solutions Pittsburgh, a two-way conversation is a better way to understand and learn ›››

Amizade Global Service-Learning

Amizade Global Service-Learning

Connecting global learners with global communities for their mutual benefit It’s a familiar scene. Teenagers playing ice-breaking games in a non-descript meeting space. Like most young people meeting each other ›››