Welcome to Amachi Pittsburgh


Amachi Pittsburgh

The mission of Amachi Pittsburgh is to empower young minds to overcome the challenges of parental incarceration and to reach their full potential through one-on-one mentoring, family strengthening and reunification support, and leadership development and youth organizing. We are nationally recognized and award winning as the only organization in the Pittsburgh area with a distinct focus on children of prisoners promise.


October 8, 2020 

SAVE THE DATE FOR A VIRTUAL AND SAFELY-DISTANCED IN-PERSON POP UP EVENT WHERE YOU CAN GLOW IN THE DARK FOR AMACHI.

Amachi’s mission is always to light the way for families during their darkest hours. We’re in a pivotal time in our history. It’s time to expose hard truths and work towards a brighter future.  


We strive everyday for equity in justice which is embedded in our mission and work.  There is a movement to dismantle systems of racism and oppression. The problem is magnanimous and requires a multi-faceted, long-term strategy but that should not stop us from seeking ways to make a difference right here and now.  Amachi has–on a much smaller scale but in significant ways–already been a leader and a force in driving systems change.  We have created an anti-racism web page of resources to educate ourselves as we seek to combat racial injustice and address systemic racism. 

Amachi Pittsburgh’s priority is the health and safety of our families, mentors, and community partners.  We understand that this is a difficult and challenging time for everyone; our community as a whole is faced with extra stressors and tasked with additional responsibilities and challenges. Amachi Pittsburgh’s goal is to encourage everyone to please make it a priority to take care of yourself and your family by following the guidelines issued by the PA Department of Public Health, practicing self-care, and reaching out to us if you need help getting connected to other supports.  We have created a Covid-19 web page with a host of local resources.   

We are here to support you and wish everyone peace and strength as we all move forward together in solidarity.   To reach an Amachi Pittsburgh staff person, please call 412-699-3036 or email info@amachipgh.org.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A very special thank you to our friends at Steeltown Entertainment Teen Film Crew
for their support and expertise in creating this video!

Our Core Services

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