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.



NEW REPORT!  The Case for Collective Impact: Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System in Allegheny County

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We strive everyday for equity and justice, which are embedded in our mission and programming.  There is a movement to dismantle systems of racism and oppression. The problem is enormous 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.  On a small scale but in a significant way, Amachi has already been a leader and a force in driving systems change though our work.  As we continue to seek ways to combat systemic racism and build equity, we have created an anti-racism web page of resources that can be beneficial for you as well.  

Amachi Pittsburgh’s priority is the health and safety of our families, mentors, and communities.  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.  We encourage everyone to make it a priority to take care of yourself and your family by following the guidelines issued by the PA Department of Public Health, and please feel free to reach out to us if you need assistance in accessing resources.  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 412-281-1288 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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One-on-One Mentoring
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Family Strengthening and Reunification Support
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Amachi Ambassadors: Youth Leadership and Advocacy