Upcoming Events

Do the Write Thing

Partnership with local nonprofit for youth to learn the art of storytelling and become published authors. An anthology of Amachi creative writings will be published.

Africadabra: Mentoring through Magic

Ran'D Shine will teach magic while integrating mentoring values and AA history lessons.

Past Events

Earth Day 2021

photo by Eric Blackwell and Oasis Farms

WQED Adultification Documentary & Panel

Amachi Hachi Pachi

Amachi families gathered at Oasis Farm & Fishery in Homewood to learn about urban farming and do some digging in the dirt! Oasis has a community program that focuses on education, employment, and entrepreneurship with a focus on the environment. Stay tuned for more opportunities for an Amachi / Oasis partnership later this summer!

 

Adultification is the perception that African American girls are more adult, more aggressive, more sexually aware and less in need of support and care than girls of the same age, but of different race.  Experts have linked adultification to disproportionate rates of classroom discipline, school suspension, and referrals to the juvenile justice system for Black girls which has a direct connection to the school-to-prison pipeline. You can watch this documentary here!

 

Amachi Pittsburgh held our first-ever virtual Hachi Pachi in October 2020. While we look forward to being back together in person, this event was a huge success thanks to all involved and we even surpassed our fundraising goals! LET'S GLOW together in 2021!