FAQ

If you have any questions that are not answered below, please contact Chris Cooke at 412-361-0124 or info@pulsepittsburgh.org.

WHAT DO PARTICIPANTS DO?

Participants live in, learn about and serve in the East Liberty/Garfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh. From neighborhood tours, group discussions, meetings with church/community leaders participants grow in their knowledge and understanding of what it means to work for the “peace and prosperity” of our cities. Participants also do a day of service in the city working with a wide variety of organizations from food banks to urban farms to construction organizations.

WHERE DO PARTICIPANTS STAY?

Participants stay in the PULSE house, located on the border of the East Liberty and Highland Park neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The house is three stories with eight bedrooms, two and a half baths, living room, dining room, family room, and kitchen. The house is fully furnished including the kitchen. See some pictures on our Flickr site. Our facilities can accommodate up to 15 participants each session.

WHAT DOES PULSE PROVIDE?

  • Lodging and meals at our PULSE House
  • Orientation to the city of Pittsburgh, the East Liberty/Highland Park neighborhood and your service site
  • Materials/tools for service sites
  • Experienced, knowledgeable staff who lead activities/discussions for you

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Check out the “What to Bring” document online.

WHO SUPERVISES THE PARTICIPANTS?

We require that every six young people be accompanied by at least one adult (21+) leader. Adult leaders provided on-site and evening supervision. Our staff members facilitate service projects, tours, group discussions and meetings with the community.

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Download and print a copy of our Summer Experience Registration Form. Send in the form with your nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit. We will send you confirmation of the dates.

WHEN IS THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE?

Registration is handled on a first-come, first serve basis. Registration is not confirmed until we receive your signed contract and deposit. Registration is open until we reach our maximum capacity, so please register early.

WHAT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION?

We try to keep all aspects of our experience local, within walking distance of the PULSE house. Occasionally, we might take public transportation (bus). However, we do rely on adult leaders to bring vehicles for special excursions. Adult (21+) leaders are the drivers.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

$100/person, $25/person nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit. Price includes all lodging, meals, all scheduling and the services of PULSE staff.

WHO SHOULD WE CONTACT IN CASE OF EMERGENCY?

Please call Chris Cooke, Executive Director of PULSE, at 412-361-0124 . Call anytime.

WHAT ABOUT INSURANCE?

PULSE maintains a general liability policy. However, PULSE maintains no medical coverage for participants. Participants need to be covered by their own policies. Participants will need to sign a waiver before beginning their experience with PULSE.

DOES PULSE HAVE WIRELESS INTERNET?

Yes. The PULSE house is equipped with wireless internet. Participants will receive a password upon arrival. There is one computer and printer available for leaders to access in the house. We recommend that participants limit non-essential cell phone/internet use during the experience.

WHAT ABOUT CELL RECEPTION/ PHONE ACCESS?

Participants will be able to get cell reception throughout the city. PULSE also has a landline in the house, 412-362-1233 which can also be used to make and receive calls.

DO I NEED TO BRING ANY TOOLS?

No. PULSE will take care of all the tools/equipment that you need. If you have a favorite pair of gloves or hammer feel free to bring.

DO I NEED ANY SPENDING MONEY?

No. Everything will be taken care of by PULSE. There is a PNC Bank ATM at the drug store right around the corner.
If you have any other questions, please contact Chris Cooke at 412-361-0124 or info@pulsepittsburgh.org.

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