Pitt Cares

Marcus Poindexter

Graduate student in Pitt's School of Social Work and Graduate School of Public Health

At the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, a Pitt graduate student counseled a young woman seeking guidance about the next steps in her life. The student, Marcus Poindexter, was earning a master's degree in clinical social work at the University of Pittsburgh. He also contributed some of his time as a health advocate at the Urban League, where he helped community members address the many factors that influence health, including relationships, economics, stress, and lifestyle choices.

Senthil Natarajan

Computer Specialist and Food Bank Volunteer

On the south bank of the Monongahela, at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in Duquesne, Pa., people chatter amicably while waiting in line with shopping carts. Behind shining tables heaped with bags of fresh produce, volunteers from Pitt inspect, bag, and distribute a colorful bounty: potatoes, carrots, onions, cabbage, sweet potatoes, apples, oranges, bananas, and other seasonal items. Before the day is out, around 400 families will receive plenty of fresh produce to last at least a month.