Pitt 1st Years are Grounded in Homewood Posted on September 17, 2018 by Masoud Sayles Share this post As part of their orientation process at the start of the fall semester, first years at Pitt joined Grounded in Homewood for a day of service. We worked together on a litter cleanup, while engaging in thought provoking discussions about the ties between refuse, home abandonment, poverty, and access to green space. Our litter cleanup also served as a walking tour of the neighborhood, to show areas where Grounded has already built a presence, as well as areas where our influence has yet to be felt. All throughout our workday, residents stopped to speak with us about the positive impact we have on the community, and to express support for our efforts. We hope to work together with Pitt’s student community again for another day of service in October!