Welcoming our new neighbors by matching recently resettled refugee and immigrant families with caring neighbors to guide and support them in their new lives.
Interested in becoming a mentor?
Applications for our Cohort 8 (October 2023 - May 2024) are now closed.
Virtual tutoring and educational support for English language learners in middle and high school throughout the City of Pittsburgh.
Interested in becoming a tutor or a Study Buddy student?
Our Study Buddy program runs on an academic calendar, with Fall and Spring semesters. We are always accepting new tutor applications. However, most enrollments will be completed during the summer and winter breaks.
Smart Start is there for immigrant and refugee parents with culturally-tailored support throughout their birthing journey.
Interested in becoming a Smart Start Volunteer?
Please register for one of our virtual or in-person information sessions.
To refer a pregnant refugee or immigrant:
Please email Abby Jo Perez, Refugee Health and Stabilization Supervisor, with the birthing person’s name, language, and contact info.