Our Collective Impact

Together with our incredible community of neighbors, supporters and friends we’ve accomplished so much good in the city of Pittsburgh. This is just the beginning.

Building Bridges With Our Newest Neighbors

We have been able to accomplish great things in our three short years of existence, and none of it would be possible without you. Every dollar you donate, cookie you purchase, community dinner you attend, and every minute you spend getting to know your new neighbors and becoming an advocate is a step forward on the journey from surviving to thriving for refugees and their families.

2019 Was Our Biggest Year Yet

In 2019, we celebrated two more successful cohorts, matched 50 refugee families with dedicated neighbors, and spent over 2,000 combined mentoring hours together. We hosted three community pop-up dinners prepared by our refugee mothers, sold over 15,000 refugee-made sweets, celebrated the launch of our Smart Start For Refugee Moms and Children Program, launched a national coalition of organizations called the Hello Neighbor Network, hosted our first annual fundraiser and so much more. Download our 2019 Impact Report for more incredible stories and special moments from this year!

2019 Impact Report

A Bright Future Ahead

We have big dreams for making Pittsburgh a place everyone can feel at home. In order to see those dreams come to life, we’ve laid out a plan to help improve the lives of more refugee families and build on the mission of Hello Neighbor over the next three years.

2020-2023 Strategic Plan


“I’m so happy to live in Pittsburgh and be involved with Hello Neighbor. When I go outside, I see so many people from so many different countries. I felt like this was a great opportunity to know all those different people. I don’t just feel like a refugee.”
— Tika, Mentee

“Through Hello Neighbor, my family has mentored a refugee family and been completely supported in the process. I say mentored, but really we’ve just become friends.”
— Kendra, Mentor

“Because getting to know Hello Neighbor and know how Americans do their stuff, it made me be self sufficient and independent like them, and I will be able to help others be like me, and show how I managed.”
— Mukamazina, Mentee

By The Numbers

Within our three years of operation we have been able to make significant strides in creating a more welcoming Pittsburgh and building confidence in our newest neighbors as they rebuild their lives. Take a walk with us down memory lane and explore our impact through the years.

2017 Impact Report

2018 Impact Report

Thank You To Our Partners!


Corporate and Community Partners

  • Allegheny County Department of Human Services
  • Asti’s Pharmacy
  • Carnegie Boys & Girls Club
  • Carnegie Science Center
  • Casa Brasil
  • CrawfordEllenbogen LLC
  • Dollar Bank
  • East Liberty Presbyterian Church
  • Elliott & Davis, PC
  • Geben Communication
  • Highmark
  • Lark Adventurewear
  • Metamorphosis Salon
  • Park Place AME Church
  • Pittsburgh Glass Center
  • PNC Bank
  • Procopia Consulting
  • Riverlife
  • Rothschild Doyno Collaborative
  • Sarah Heinz House
  • Scratch F&B
  • Sewickley Academy
  • Shady Side Academy
  • Simpson McGrady
  • St. Andrew’s Church
  • St. Edmund’s Academy
  • Strassburger, McKenna, Gutnick, & Gefsky
  • Temple Sinai
  • The Shop - Homewood
  • Tom Cahill Coldwell Banker
  • UPMC
  • Wexford Community Presbyterian Church