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Amachi Pittsburgh empowers young minds to overcome the challenges of parental incarceration and to reach their full potential through one-on-one mentoring, family strengthening and reunification support, and leadership development and youth organizing. They are nationally recognized and award winning as the only organization in the Pittsburgh area with a distinct focus on children of prisoners...
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The Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery (POWER)’s mission is to help ‘women reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction to alcohol and other drugs, and to reduce the incidence of addiction in future generations. POWER envisions a day when all women struggling with addiction will embrace the journey and realize the promises...
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Manchester Academic Charter School ‘provides a high quality education and enrichment to children from early childhood through middle school. MACS serves over 250 children from the Northside and communities throughout Allegheny County’. Vasilios Scoumis is the Chief Executive Officer of the Manchester Academic Charter School. In the following interview, he speaks about the experience partnering...
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Pittsburgh Cultural Trust transformed downtown Pittsburgh into a world-class Cultural District that is a shining beacon of urban revitalization through the arts. “Hundreds of artists, thousands of students, and millions of people expand their horizons in the theaters, galleries, and public art environments. Named “the single greatest creative force in Pittsburgh because of its spirit...
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The Friendship Circle was established in ‘Pittsburgh’s Jewish Community in 2006, and is dedicated to integrating adults with special needs more fully into the broader community. The program engages children and young adults with and without special needs in a full range of social activities. The Friendship Circle aims to enrich the lives of all...
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Homewood Children’s Village’s mission is to ‘improve the lives of Homewood’s children and simultaneously reweave the fabric of the community in which they live’. Homewood, once a vibrant section of the city of Pittsburgh faces the challenges of poverty, isolation and disinvestment today. The Homewood Children’s Village supports the children, families, and overall community of Homewood,...
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The PULSE partnership has been a game changer for us. Isaac has helped us develop our after-school program by laying the foundation and creating a framework that will have permanence. This has been instrumental in getting our project off of the ground and making it successful. In addition, we have benefited from the connections we’ve...
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It is wonderful to see how our PULSE fellow’s growth and hard work is turning into something sustainable.           Family House provides a special “home away from home” for patients and/or their families who are in Pittsburgh seeking medical treatment. By offering convenient, affordable housing in a home-like environment, Family House reduces...
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We love partnering with PULSE. Through it’s mission and model, PULSE is able to make a tangible impact on the lives of young professionals year-after-year…Fellows are able to add needed capacity to our team in a variety of ways. Having this capacity allows us to go above and beyond on many of our projects, adding...
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All of the PULSE Fellows I’ve worked with, including our current PULSEr, Lucas, have been intelligent and hardworking, but first and foremost they are kind people who respect others and see the inherent dignity and value in each person they meet.     Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization (SNO) was founded in 2014 as an association of...
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