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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.
Thank you to all who made The 50th Annual NEED Benefit Dinner a Success!
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...NEED thanks the 2013 50th Anniversary Major Sponsors: Highmark, UPMC, Bayer MaterialScience, University of Pittsburgh and Fifth Third Bank.
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.