in Pittsburgh and around the World!
PERC dedicates its work to community service in Pittsburgh, and to Rotary International’s service goals. Here are some of our projects.
PERC and East end cooperative Ministry
PERC has been purchasing, preparing, and serving monthly meals at EECM for over a decade. It’s one of our favorite and rewarding activities.
PERC and LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES
PERC is actively building and maintaining over 9 Little Free Libraries throughout the city of Pittsburgh.
PERC and ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Rotary Youth Exchange is an amazing opportunity for students. The basic goal is building peace, one person at a time. It’s a very affordable opportunity for students to live in a different country with a family for a full year. Our club sponsors and mentors students who come to Pittsburgh and we sponsor Pittsburgh locals wanting to experience the world.
PERC and RYLA
PERC has been an active participant in the amazing program for local high school students. This is one of the best programs for young leaders in the city.
PERC and the Cameroon Football Development Program
Our club is also committed to Rotary’s International Service goals.
PERC has supported the CameroonFDP employs a innovative approach to Football for Good that educates and empowers youth. We create triple impact in communities in Cameroon by supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
- HEALTH (SDG 3): Essential life skills and critical health education for youth participants ages 10-16
- EDUCATION (SDG 4): Peer educator training, good governance experience, and academic scholarships for player-coaches ages 14-16 who act as mentors and role models
- INCLUSIVE ECOMOMIC GROWTH (SDG 8) Part-time employment and job skills training for young adults ages 17+ who serve as community leaders.
PERC and KIVA
Pittsburgh East Rotary Club has long been a trustee of KIVA, the international nonprofit organization that facilitates lending to people and startup businesses, in an effort to alleviate poverty. KIVA operates in 82 countries, and has connected 2.2 million borrowers with 1.6 million lenders. See https://www.kiva.org