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Professionals & Partner Organizations

Project partners may include private sector companies, social enterprises, emerging social entrepreneurs, collaborative associations, local organizations or governmental bodies, or traditional non-profits. 5A partners with professionals as team members and mentors who are interested in social impact design or interested in applying their professional skills to help our students solve some really big problems.


​Not only does this provide networking opportunities for our professional members, but it also gives them a chance to meet and work with young people who will become the future leaders of Pittsburgh. Our corporate partners have opportunities to host student interns and to potentially invest in student start-ups and accelerate promising approaches to intractable social issues. 5A is also piloting a new Design Fellowship which is an experiential training program that offers outstanding students with social impact ideas, learning opportunities and professional work experience with the goal of generating new research insights and amplifying the capacity of Pittsburgh nonprofit organizations.


What you will do:

  • learn through hands-on community engagement about today’s most urgent social challenges

  • use your professional skills to help create ethical solutions in collaboration with established and emerging community leaders

  • host interns or fellows at your organization

  • mentor young people, foster innovation and creativity, and support their development

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