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Liz Rosevear
“There is a strong sense that we all want to help each other become the best versions of ourselves. We have created this open dialogue to keep bettering our community and space.” A graduate of the University of Oregon, Makaela Press majored in International Studies and minored in Global Health and Legal Studies. She was heavily...
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PULSE is pleased to announce the hiring of Lailah Moyer.  Lailah began serving as the Operations Associate for PULSE on January 8th, 2020. Lailah Moyer is a freshman student pursuing a B.S. B.A. degree in Human Resources Management at the University of Pittsburgh. Between growing up just outside of Pittsburgh, and her current residence in Central Oakland,...
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“PULSE has definitely helped me think about myself as being part of a community. Not just the community on the South Hilltop, but the whole community of Pittsburgh. It’s easy to see yourself as an individual in a place, and PULSE has helped me see that I can be an integral part of a place...
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“I think learning about myself is what I’ve enjoyed most about living in a community. I feel like living with others is a constant process of identifying and working through priorities, interests, and needs and I feel that it consistently pushes me to reflect on myself and my relationships.” A graduate of Carleton College, Lucy Friedman-Bell...
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“Living with people who come from different backgrounds has challenged me to think about how people have unique needs. PULSE has helped me think about how to meet these kinds of diverse needs while making sure that my own needs are being met.” A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Diana Yuh majored in Global Studies. She...
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Interested in becoming a PULSE fellow? Join us for a PULSE Open House to chat with current PULSE fellows about how you can serve, live, and grow with PULSE during a year of service and leadership!  This FREE event is a casual opportunity to learn more about PULSE, meet current PULSE fellows, check out one of the PULSE houses,...
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After a decade of tireless work to further PULSE’s mission and values, Chris Cooke has announced that he will be departing from his role as Executive Director in late Spring of 2020. During his tenure, Chris has been the driving force behind PULSE’s growth and success as an organization. A brief sample of his many...
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After a decade with PULSE, I wanted to let you know that I am finishing up my time with PULSE in late Spring 2020.  I leave on the best of terms with a solid Board, experienced staff, incredible alumni, and a great group of PULSE fellows and nonprofit partners. After PULSE, I’ll be driving cross-country...
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By: Mary Dempsey I finally made it. After weeks of deliberation, this opportunity was created with the help from Dr. Carla Chugani and my supervisor at Homeless Children’s Education Fund, Chris McAneny. For three days in October, I would be attending a DBT STEPS-A Facilitator Training in New York. Excitement sent a wave of chills...
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