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Pittsburgh's Globally Engaged Groups Join Forces Through the Global Switchboard

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Marcus Charleston
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90.5 WESA

Social media and the internet have connected the world in ways once thought impossible. However, computer connections cannot take the place of human contact.

There are a number of organizations in the city with the shared goal of engaging others across the globe.

Nathan Darity and Brandon Blache-Cohen, Executive Director of Amizade Global Service Learning, are two of the members that connected these organizations together through the global switchboard.

“The global switchboard, it’s a coworking space for global engaged organizations, individuals, in the city of Pittsburgh, who are coming together to work under one roof. But to ideally sort of also ignite a collaborative process in which we not only do the work that we already do, and do it better but also work together to do new things,” Darity said.

http://youtu.be/WIuFDX9RlQc

The global switchboard opens in its beta phase May 1 and will open officially in November 2014.