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“Working with PULSE is allowing our organization to go to the next level, grow, and take on additional capacity that we did not have in the past.” – Thomas Baxter, Executive Director of Friends of the Riverfront For over two decades, Friends of the Riverfront has drastically improved Pittsburgh’s rivers and riverfronts. What was once...
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  There’s something deeper than vegetables growing at Garfield Community Farm. Started in 2008 through the partnership between The Open Door Presbyterian Church and Valley View Presbyterian Church, the three-acre farm has since flourished in its crop yield and connections across community groups, neighbors, congregations, and volunteers. Garfield Community Farm, as well as several smaller...
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              Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh works to revitalize neighborhoods and communities in Allegheny County through homeownership and home repair programs. HFHGP has developed housing in Pittsburgh neighborhoods including East Liberty, North Side, and the Hill District, as well as the broader Allegheny County in Braddock, Duquesne, Etna,...
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      Amizade Global Service-Learning empowers individuals and communities through worldwide service. On November 1st, they will be celebrating their 20th anniversary at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh! The powerhouse of the newly opened Global Switchboard, Amizade designs service-learning and volunteer programs around the world in collaboration with universities, high schools, and community groups. Julia...
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WYEP is a public radio station that offers Pittsburgh a unique variety of music. The station also hosts community events like free festivals, concerts and children’s events. PULSE’s partnership with WYEP dates back over 10 years. This year, Alex Woodring is an Ed. and Community Engagement Asst. He teaches music appreciation, audio production and radio...
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The Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board (TRWIB) serves the community by connecting job seekers with employers. The board offers job seekers low-cost training opportunities and gives incentives to businesses who hire new employees. Alex Smith, a current PULSE fellow, works at TRWIB as a project assistant. He serves both in-school and out-of-school youth in Pittsburgh...
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                  Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC) works to build a better Oakland where neighbors thrive. Emily Kraybill, a current PULSE fellow, works with OPDC’s JobLinks program. She helps Oakland-based employers find job seekers to fill their open positions and she assists job seekers as they navigate the job...
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Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST) is a four-year-old organization that increases quality and access of after-school programs for children and youth. Nikita Zook, a current PULSE fellow, serves at APOST as co-coordinator of a pilot after-school program.  The after-school program brings five organizations together to better deliver after-school services. Mila Yochum, the director of...
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