Community Cafe

Community Cafe Logo: Words on wood pallet background with coffee cup

Community Café at the Honors College brings community leaders and students together to share experiences, discover opportunities, and develop partnerships that will benefit both community partners and students. A variety of coffee, teas, baked goods, and fresh fruit is provided for all to share.

Sessions are weekly on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. in the Honors College Seminar Room on the 37th floor of the Cathedral of Learning (go to floor 36 and then take the small elevator up to 37).

For more information, contact Holly Hickling or Chris Chirdon

Spring Term 2018

(All events will be listed on the Facebook Honors College page.)

January 18

Dan Gilman, Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor William Peduto
"Creating Local Policy for Change"

January 25

Emma Oaks, Undergraduate Student
"Raising Service Dogs on Campus: Policy Research and Networking for Advocacy"

February 1

Eric Boerer, Advocacy Director at Bike Pittsburgh
"Nonprofit Startup: From Idea to Reality"

February 8

Harinee Suthakar, Margaret Farrell, and Zach Grewe
"How to put together a Community-based Research Project Proposal"

February 15

Elizabeth Miller, MD
"Public Health Volunteer & Research Options"

February 22

Samone Riddle, founder of QueerPGH
"Community engagement, working with LGBT communities, marketing, and non-profits"

March 1

Zaheen Hussein, Sustainability Coordinator, Borough of Millvale

"Sustainable Neighborhood Development"

March 15

Daren Ellerbee, Director, Homewood Community Engagement Center
"University-Community Relationships: Building and Restoring Trust"

March 22

Bianca Leonard, Senior, Neuroscience
Holly Hickling, Director of Community Engagement

"Building an Ethical International Service Abroad Trip"

March 29

Jenna Baron, Executive Director, Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education (ARYSE)
Kheir Mugwaneza, Program Manager, Center For Inclusion & Immigrant Health, Allegheny Health Network

"Cross-cultural Challenges to the Education of Refugee Youths"

April 5

Larry Davis, Dean, Donald M. Henderson Professor, and Director, Center on Race and Social Problems


Photo: Students sitting drinking coffee while Dan Gilman talks.