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Get Involved

There are variety of opportunities to get involved with research, community partners, and campus involvement pertaining to migration, displacement and community studies. Don't hesitate to reach out to to find out more information on how you can get involved.

Volunteers Needed at Open Field Event!

Open Field is looking for a few more volunteers for their annual Taste of Africa fundraising event this year.

  • The Taste of Africa fundraising event is on September 24th at Riverview Park from 5pm-9pm. (
  • Anyone who is interested/available, should please contact
  • Volunteers do not need clearances to volunteer at this event.
  • There will be food made by members of the Cameroonian community of Pittsburgh, drinks, live music, soccer for kids, an auction -- basically a big party!
  • Volunteers are needed to help with serving food/drinks, supervising youth soccer area, registration, and general cleanup/ help. You would not have to volunteer for the entirety of the event - the day is split into 3 available shifts: 12-3pm SET UP, 4-7:30, 7:30-10pm (this shift includes helping with clean up).


The Migration Club

If you are a Duquesne undergraduate or graduate student, please sign up for the Migration Club in the following link: Join the Migration Club!

After School Club for High School Refugee Youth

Join the After School Club for High School Refugee Youth to serve local refugee youth and gain hands-on learning experiences about the challenges facing refugee communites and how research can be conducted to asssit the communities.

Founded and coordinated with ARYSE, the After School Club with aims to help immigrant and refugee high school students overcome educational and social barriers that hinder successful integration. The program takes place on Duquesne University's campus and is a collaboration with partner agencies to engage students in activities focused on academic success, college and career readiness, celebration of culture and identity, and civic engagement. The program also encourages social and cultural integration through near-peer mentoring by local university students and field trips.

Brown Bag Lunches

Connect with a mentor to help your research or attend the next Brown Bag Lunch for student research.

Sign-Up for a Brown Bag Here. Once we receive your form, except us to reach out to you soon for available Brown Bag dates.

A Brown Bag is an informal research seminar that is typically held 2-4 times per semester. The term "Brown Bag" refers to the seminar being held at lunchtime (from noon - 1pm), thus attendees can bring their lunch and eat during the seminar. Brown Bags provide faculty and students an opportunity to present in an interactive manner about research at any stage and recieve feedback. Often times, Brown Bags are used as an opportunity to practice talks to be delivered externally or elsewhere at Duquesne or to share recent talks given elsewhere for the benefit of those who were not able to attend.

Reading to Play, Playing to Read

Join a Reading to Play, Playing to Read course to connect with the local Spanish-speaking community children.

Please reach out to Dr. Lucía Osa-Melero at should you like to get involved!

Reading to Play, Playing to Read is a community-engaged project that combines the learning goals of two Spanish courses: MLSP 302W-CE Composition and Conversation and MLSP 280 Spanish for Health Professionals. Students from both courses collaborate to develop a 4-week program on health awareness and illness prevention culture for 5-8-year-old Hispanic children, who recently immigrated to the US. Hispanic children attend Beechwood Elementary school in the Beechview neighborhood.

Community Partner Internships

Ask us about connecting with one of our community partners for a local internship.

Psychology Clinic

Doctoral Psychology students can reach out to the Rita M. McGinley Psychology Clinic to help provide free mental health clinics to local refugee and migrant communities.