Since 1994, over 375 PULSE fellows have partnered with close to 200 Pittsburgh nonprofits, contributing some 550,000 hours of service to the city and its residents.


Cultivating a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh

PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh. We invite talented university graduates to partner with Pittsburgh nonprofits for a year of service and leadership.

PULSE fellows SERVE with a nonprofit, LIVE in community, and GROW as a leader. 



Serve with PULSE

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  1. Get your foot in the door – break into a position that might otherwise be closed off to you.
  2. Don’t go at it alone – live in a house full of other university graduates who are experiencing some of the same things you are experiencing.
  3. Live in the city – experience the possibility of Pittsburgh, a great city with a ton to offer.
  4. Develop personally and professionally – grow in the knowledge of yourself, others, nonprofits and the city through seminars, retreats, mentoring and other experiences.
  5. The PULSE reputation and alumni community – PULSE has a strong reputation in the community.  Network with over 100 alumni who live in Pittsburgh, most within a mile from the PULSE houses.

Why partner with PULSE?

We’ll give you five good reasons to partner with us.

  1. Great people – Our alumni are reason enough to consider PULSE. We interview and select the highest quality people.
  2. Time –  Time is valuable. PULSE pre-screens and identifies participants that might be a good fit. We don’t waste your time with interviews that don’t make sense.
  3. Resources – You only have so much. Make your resources go farther as you expand and grow your mission.
  4. Listen –  We listen to your organizational and staffing needs. Our process is very relational and you always have the option of saying yes or no to any candidate.
  5. Minimal paperwork – No one likes a lot of red tape. We work to eliminate unnecessary reporting. We make it easy for you to jump on board with PULSE.

Give to PULSE

PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh.  Make an impact in the lives of our network by making a generous donation or volunteering your time with us.


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