From Grief to Action

In June 2020, CAASI launched the Grief to Action (G2A) volunteering platform to support the effort to fight the systemic racism that has been laid bare by the death of George Floyd and countless others. To date, over 100 volunteers (including 40+ non-Pitt community members) have contributed their expertise in our weekly Friday meeting.

G2A volunteers have developed three interdisciplinary data-driven projects: 

In 2021, CAASI hosted the 50th anniversary NSF/CEME Decentralization Conference with the theme of Mechanism Design for Vulnerable Populations. Project 412Connect won the New Horizons Award for bridging practice and research at the ACM conference on Equity and Access in Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Optimization (EAAMO ’21). 412Connect also participated in the ESDI Summer Intensive Design program, and its project leaders earned the prestigious title of Engaged Scholarship Summer Design Fellows. ACPP has been invited to present at the 2021 Annual Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit.   

To learn more about us:

Allegheny County Policing Project (ACPP)

The Allegheny County Policing Project is a data platform to help citizens navigate hyper-fragmentation of policing in the county.


black woman entrepreneur

412Connect is an online platform that bridges university students with underrepresented communities through virtual scavenger hunts.