News Room: The Amachi Story

News Room: The Amachi Story

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Media inquiries, please contact Anna Hollis, Executive Director, at or (412) 773-0914.


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American Incarceration – Smithsonian Magazine, January 2017

In The News


Amachi Hachi Pachi Brings the Disco to Life – New Pittsburgh Courier, October 2016

Children with Incarcerated Parents Often Suffer in Silence – Fairfield Citizen, September 2016

Amachi Hachi Pachi Held at PNC Riverwalk and Hall of Fame Club – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 2016

Your Guide to Mentoring in Pittsburgh – Kidsburgh, August 2016

Amachi Pittsburgh Serves “Invisible” Victims of Crime-Children of the Incarcerated – NEXT Pittsburgh, March 2016

Let’s Not Victimize the Children of Incarcerated Parents – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 2016


Amachi Pittsburgh Holds Meeting on ‘Ban the Box’ – New Pittsburgh Courier, December 2015

Vigil honors DeSean Fountain, demands ‘Victims No More’ – New Pittsburgh Courier, November 2015

Pittsburgh Region’s Philanthropic Sector at Top of Nation’s Pack – Tribune Review, November 2015

Understanding The Difficulties Facing Children Of Incarcerated Parents – 90.5 WESA, November 2015

Diversity Doesn’t Mean Much Without Inclusion – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 2015

PNC Legacy Project honors our Executive Director, Anna – May 2015

Amachi Pittsburgh hearing in Harrisburg – NewsWorks, March 2015

Amachi Pittsburgh advocates for state funding – WITF, March 2015


Amachi Pittsburgh celebrates 10 years – New Pittsburgh Courier, November 2014

From funding loss to sustainability – Faith & Leadership, November 2014

Amachi Pittsburgh hosts event at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 2014

FreeHer: Formerly Incarcerated Women Demand an End to Mass Incarceration – Truthout, June 2014

Can Teens’ Recorded Messages to Incarcerated Parents be a Turning Point for Prisoners? – Remake Learning, May 2014

Radio Interview – May 2014; Download from Dropbox. Interview is approximately 21 minutes

Community Member of the Month: Kayla Bowyer, Amachi Pittsburgh – McKees Rocks CDC, March 2014

Children of Incarcerated Parents and the Need for Education Reform – Center for Public Justice

More than 81,000 children have a parent in prison in PA – PublicSource, March 2014

PUM Celebrating Black History Month 2014 Featuring Pittsburgh Leaders Who Inspire – Pittsburgh Urban Media, February 2014


Anna Hollis in the news about the experiences of children with incarcerated parents – TribLIVE, August 2013

Check out this video for some motivation and re-energizing by our mentor Nancy Stampahar – YouTube video, July 2013

Kayla Bowyer, our Amachi Ambassador Coordinator, advocating for change to America’s War on Drugs policies – New Pittsburgh Courier, June 2013


Anna Hollis talks about our partner, Pittsburgh Child Guidance Foundation – TribLIVE, December 2012

Anna Hollis, ED, Amachi Pittsburgh raves about coaching with Barbara Schwarck – YouTube video, June 2012


Amachi Pittsburgh recognized with a 2010 RISE ChangeMaker Award – Metro Beat, September 2010

Amachi Pittsburgh partners with TV personality and best-selling author Chef Jeff Henderson for unique fundraising event – PR Newswire, September 2010

Amachi Pittsburgh partners with TV personality and best-selling author Chef Jeff Henderson for unique fundraising event – PR Newswire, September 2010

Press Releases

Wisdom to Survive eBook to Benefit Amachi Pittsburgh – September 24, 2014

Amachi Pittsburgh Celebrates 10 Years – September 23, 2014