What We Do

NEED's vision is to unlock the power of education by helping youth meet their highest potential and enhance their quality of life, thereby strengthening the Pittsburgh regional economy


NEED Congratulates Jonathan Gamble,

NEED Advisor and Male Mentor, for being one of the recipents of the WQED BMe (Black Male Engagement) Awards: Celebrating the Efforts of African American Men in the Community on Thursday, February 20 from 6 - 8 p.m., at the Fred Rogers Studio, located at WQED Studios in Oakland.

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Services For Students

As a college access program designed to unlock the power of education from the barriers that young underserved students face on their path to higher education, NEED offers the following:

Partner with NEED

Are you a corporation, nonprofit organization, or NEED alumnus? NEED provides numerous partnership methods, including our individual scholarships, adopt-a-student programs, and more...

Susan B. McGee, Sabika Jewelry Consultant is partnering with NEED to support The Calvin A. Hornsby Scholarship Fund

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The National Association of Black Accountants and Point Park University, will host the 2nd Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) at Point Park University from June 15 to June 20 , 2014.

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Mission Statement

NEED provides career and college access services which empower youth from the Pittsburgh region to aspire to, learn about, prepare for, and complete higher education.

Since our founding in 1963, NEED has supported over 19,000 deserving young people by providing nearly $20 million in grants.

NEED is proud to be recipient the 2014 Allegheny County Bar Association Homer S. Brown Division's Black History Month Celebration Spirit Award.

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Our Address:

The Law and Finance Building  429 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2000  Pittsburgh, PA 15219