Mission


To advance policies, practices, and programs that are kind to urban people and environments

UrbanKind Institute is fast becoming the most in-demand community-engagement and policy research consulting firm in the Pittsburgh region. We are a think-and-do tank with a three-part focus on expanding equity and justice, strengthening the voice and participation of residents, and improving youth outcomes. We link organizations to opportunities and resources. Our community and youth engagement work informs our research and policy analysis, and our research and policy analysis informs our engagement work. Clients recognize the effectiveness of our people-centered engagement strategies and the innovative, holistic thinking behind our research and policy recommendations.