Nonprofit Partner Info Session June 8th

RSVP TODAY!

Nonprofit professionals:  Please join us for lunch, networking, an overview of PULSE and the specifics of a PULSE nonprofit partnership.

On 6/8/17 from 12-1pm, PULSE will be having another prospective nonprofit partner info session at the Design Center. To attend this lunch and info session, please RSVP

If you have any questions about a partnership with PULSE, please contact Chris Cooke at ccooke@pulsepittsburgh.org or 412-361-0124.

PULSE fellows serve eleven months from the beginning of September to the end of July, 35 hours/week, building capacity, tackling large scale projects and helping your organization succeed.

For the past 22 years, PULSE has invited about 250 talented university graduates to partner with over 125 Pittsburgh nonprofits, contributing some 400,000 hours of service to the city and its residents.

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Nonprofit Partner Info Session May 17

RSVP TODAY!

Nonprofit professionals:  Please join us for lunch, networking, an overview of PULSE and the specifics of a PULSE nonprofit partnership.

On 5/17/17 from 12-1pm, PULSE will be having another prospective nonprofit partner info session at the Manchester Citizen’s Corporation. To attend this lunch and info session, please RSVP

If you have any questions about a partnership with PULSE, please contact Chris Cooke at ccooke@pulsepittsburgh.org or 412-361-0124.

PULSE fellows serve eleven months from the beginning of September to the end of July, 35 hours/week, building capacity, tackling large scale projects and helping your organization succeed.

For the past 22 years, PULSE has invited about 250 talented university graduates to partner with over 125 Pittsburgh nonprofits, contributing some 400,000 hours of service to the city and its residents.

CURRENT PARTNERS

PARTNER STORIES

LEARN MORE ABOUT A PULSE PARTNERSHIP

Nonprofit Partner Info Session May 2

RSVP TODAY!

Nonprofit professionals:  Please join us for lunch, networking, an overview of PULSE and the specifics of a PULSE nonprofit partnership.

On 5/2/17 from 12-1pm, PULSE will be having another prospective nonprofit partner info session at the Green Building Alliance. To attend this lunch and info session, please RSVP

If you have any questions about a partnership with PULSE, please contact Chris Cooke at ccooke@pulsepittsburgh.org or 412-361-0124.

PULSE fellows serve eleven months from the beginning of September to the end of July, 35 hours/week, building capacity, tackling large scale projects and helping your organization succeed.

For the past 22 years, PULSE has invited about 250 talented university graduates to partner with over 125 Pittsburgh nonprofits, contributing some 400,000 hours of service to the city and its residents.

CURRENT PARTNERS

PARTNER STORIES

LEARN MORE ABOUT A PULSE PARTNERSHIP

Katie Robb Sewall Joins PULSE!

Katie Robb Sewall Joins PULSE!

PULSE is pleased to announce the hiring of Katie Robb Sewall. Katie will begin serving as the East End Program Coordinator for PULSE on June 5th, 2017.

As Program Coordinator, Katie will work with Northside Program Coordinator Wayne Younger to coordinate all aspects of the PULSE program, including orientation, seminar, and retreats.  In addition, she will develop PULSE’s East End outreach efforts, including volunteer opportunities.

Katie Robb Sewall first became passionate about service while getting her BA in Psychology from Messiah College in 2008. After graduating, she started to dream about making a difference locally. She and a few friends created an intentional community in Harrisburg, PA where they lived together, invested in their neighborhood, and worked in public service. She moved to Pittsburgh to get her Masters in Professional Counseling from Carlow University and then did family counseling with low-income families. For the past 3 years she has been in Erie, PA, focusing on coaching college students on career development at Penn State Behrend.

When she is not at work, Katie is either drinking coffee, hiking in the woods, watching Netflix, or laughing with someone that she loves. Katie is excited to move back to Pittsburgh and join PULSE as the East End Program Coordinator. She deeply believes in the values of PULSE: the importance of relationships, the power of service, and the potential of the city.

Please give Katie a warm PULSE welcome.

Participant Story: Lily Rybarczyk

 

“It’s hard to find a balance between communal and individual living, especially in your post-college years. Especially in a group setting like PULSE, there are a lot of opportunities for FOMO (fear of missing out), but I’m also at a time in my life when I need to make a lot of personal decisions for myself. I am learning when to push myself to be more involved in group activities and when I need to take time to myself for self-care. I’m learning that I need and enjoy the PULSE community’s support. I really value the individual relationships and friendships I’ve made, and it helps to always have people to talk things through with. ” – Lily Rybarczyk

 

Lily Rybarczyk, originally from Monroe, Washington, graduated from Franklin University in Switzerland with majors in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies and French. She traveled extensively as part of her studies, visiting Oman, Malawi, Morocco, Scotland, Iceland, and the countries of the Former Yugoslavia, to name a few. She had the opportunity to study everything from sustainable agriculture to local musical and artistic traditions along the way. After college, Lily worked with several organizations, including PROVAIL, which provides employment opportunities, education, and programming for disabled children and adults, and The World Is Fun, a nonprofit that pairs volunteers with organizations for events and projects in the Seattle area to serve communities in need. She is serving at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Rebecca Marcucci: What has been the most valuable part of the PULSE experience so far?

Lily Rybarczyk: The most valuable part has been living in community. Living with my three housemates has taught me a lot about compassion, caring, reliance…and patience. All of the different perspectives have brought our house together.

The greater PULSE community is also a great support structure. We are all at similar points in our life but on different paths, and it’s incredible to be able to share our experiences, grow (and occasionally commiserate) together.

Rebecca: Tell me something you are learning about yourself through PULSE.

Lily:  It’s hard to find a balance between communal and individual living, especially in your post-college years. Especially in a group setting like PULSE, there are a lot of opportunities for FOMO (fear of missing out), but I’m also at a time in my life when I need to make a lot of personal decisions for myself. I am learning when to push myself to be more involved in group activities and when I need to take time to myself for self-care. I’m learning that I need and enjoy the PULSE community’s support. I really value the individual relationships and friendships I’ve made, and it helps to always have people to talk things through with.

Rebecca: What do you enjoy most about your nonprofit partnership?

Lily: I enjoy working with the arts and seeing the variety of ways in which it impacts people and the city overall. The Cultural Trust has had a huge impact on Pittsburgh; it has been the driving force behind a lot of the economic growth downtown. It has been an incredible learning experience to see how art can tangibly impact other sectors.

Rebecca: What surprised you most about Pittsburgh?

Lily: The city pride! I expected a lot of Steelers, Penguins and Pirates pride, but Pittsburghers are really passionate about their city! A lot of people I talk to have been born and raised here, they are excited about the work being done here in Pittsburgh and the direction the city is headed in.

Rebecca: What is your favorite ‘family meal” recipe for the hosue?

Lily: I love brinner! Ben makes great arepas, too. I can’t think of a meal we’ve had as a family that I haven’t liked. We’ve also budgeted to order out a couple of times, which is really fun and special.

Story by PULSE Participant Rebecca Marcucci.

Read more Participant Stories from Fellows about their experience in PULSE. If you would like to learn more about the PULSE program, please visit our Serve with Us page.

Also, check out other Stories of Transformation:

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