Service Projects and Alternate Breaks

Allegheny UU Church is pleased to be a host site for community service projects and alternative break groups visiting Pittsburgh Pennsylvania! We’ve assembled some resources for groups to plan your visit.

We are members of Break Away, a national nonprofit organization that promotes the development of quality alternative break programs through training, assisting, and connecting campuses and communities.

Interested in coming with your group? Contact us at <service at>.



University of Delaware Alternative Spring Break 2016



Jan 7-14 2017 – University of Kansas Alternative Breaks

March 4-11 2017 – Vanderbilt University Alternative Spring Break (year 5!)

March 12- 18 2017 – Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Alternative Spring Break

March 25-April 1 2017 – University of Delaware Alternative Spring Break



Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church
416 W North Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15212

Guests will stay in our Unitarian House building at 1110 Resaca Place, directly behind the church.



Will be provided ahead of your visit.



Basic accommodations for up to 24 people. You’ll be sleeping on the floor, so air mattresses and sleeping bags suggested. There are 2 bathrooms and basic kitchen facilities including a refrigerator and stove. You’ll have your own keys and can come and go 24/7 as needed. There will be other church and community programs during your stay, we’ll coordinate with you to minimize inconvenience.

We do not have onsite showers. However the Allegheny YMCA is a block away and can provide free shower facilities. Opens Mon-Fri at 6am, Sat at 8am. Contact director Bill Pricener <wpricener at>. Bring your own towels!

Our 100+ year old building is a little worn but we’ll make it as welcoming and hospitable as possible for your stay. Please leave our spaces in the same condition as you found them when you depart.



Our Sunday worship happens at 10:30am, and folks will stay afterwards for coffee and conversation. You’re invited to come and say hello!

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There is free street parking available, but there is a neighborhood permit parking program in effect on weekdays – check the map! Check the street signs and observe their guidance on parking and street sweeping.



There will be free WiFi available during your visit.



There are a variety of community and issue-based organizations doing vital work close to the church and across the city. A few that have partnered with service groups are Gwen’s Girls, Northside Common Ministries, and the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank.



We are an urban church and are located centrally on the North Side (or Northside) of Pittsburgh. The immediate neighborhood is known as the Mexican War Streets, the city neighborhood is officially Allegheny City Central. Directly across the street from the church is the spacious and green West Park of Allegheny Commons.

Mexican War Streets Society | Allegheny City Central Association | City of Pittsburgh



Allegheny City Market
1327 Arch St
Pgh PA 15212

Giant Eagle
320 Cedar Ave
Pgh PA 15212

Trader Joe’s
3 locations

9 locations

Whole Foods Market
3 locations



Monterey Pub
1227 Monterey St
Pgh PA 15212

The Park House
403 E Ohio St
Pgh PA 15212

Modern Cafe
862 Western Ave
Pgh PA 15233

Deli on North
4 E North Ave
Pgh PA 15212

El Burro Comedor
1108 Federal St
Pgh PA 15212

Max’s Allegheny Tavern
537 Suismon St
Pgh, PA 15212

Bistro To Go
415 E Ohio St
Pgh, PA 15212

Arnold’s Tea
502 E Ohio St
Pgh PA 15212

Peppi’s Subs
927 Western Ave
Pgh PA 15233

900 Western Ave
Pgh PA 15233

Lindos Restaurant
947 Western Ave
Pgh PA 15233

Carmi Soul Food Restaurant
917 Western Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy
422 Foreland St
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Clark Bar & Grill
503 Martindale St #100
Pgh PA 15212

Subway, Rita’s Italian Ice
East Ohio St

Subway, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, McDonalds
Allegheny Ave near Western Ave



Commonplace Coffee
1501 Buena Vista St
Pgh PA 15212

Crazy Mocha
2 E North Ave
Pgh PA 15212

808 Ridge Ave
Pgh PA 15233

La Prima Espresso
Nova Place (formerly Allegheny Center)
Pgh PA 15212



City of Asylum / Alphabet City
40 W North Ave
Pgh PA 15212

1501 Arch St
Pgh PA 15212

Mattress Factory
500 Sampsonia Way
Pgh PA 15212

Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky St
Pgh PA 15212

Bicycle Heaven
1800 Columbus Ave
Pgh PA 15233

National Aviary
700 Arch St
Pgh PA 15212

And lots more!



Alphabet Reading Garden (gate code 412412#)
1406 Monterey St
Pgh PA 15212

West Park | Allegheny Commons
Pgh PA 15212


More local info available on our Visit page.