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“The program made me realize the importance of community. Since my PULSE year ended, I have moved to new places where I haven’t known anyone (a few times). Building a community and finding one where I am has done wonders for me.“ -Sarah Davelaar ’11-’12 Alumnus           Sarah (Spicuzza) Davelaar  is a...
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“Now that I’ve recently relocated to Chicago and am building a new network here, I realize now even more how much PULSE helped me forge connections and get plugged in. I think because of that experience I’m much more confident now reaching out to make new connections in Chicago.“ -Charity Grimes ’09-’10 Alumnus Charity Grimes...
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“I learned so much about navigating and helping others to navigate the challenges of being young and curious. These lessons help me everyday as I sit with students seeking meaning in their lives.“-Joey Glick ’11-’12 Alumnus Joey Glick is a 2011-2012 PULSE alumnus. In this interview, we discuss the PULSE program, breaking bread, religious vocation, Pittsburgh and...
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“PULSE was everything I wanted (and needed) after graduating college. I wasn’t sure what my next steps were going to be after graduation.“-Anna (Pawsey) Wildermuth, ’10-’11 and ’11-’12 Alumnus Anna (Pawsey) Wildermuth is a 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 PULSE alumnus. In this interview, we discuss the PULSE program, living with 7 women in one house, serving two...
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“I never would have made the connections I did if it hadn’t been for my nonprofit partnership through PULSE. “-Alisha Rinefierd, ’08-’09 Alumnus Alisha Rinefierd is a 2008-2009 PULSE alumnus.  Before PULSE, she had never been to Pittsburgh and never considered working in the public sector. PULSE gave her the space to explore what she wanted in...
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  “The biggest impact was the way PULSE planted and nurtured in me a love for a particular neighborhood, a particular city and a civic identity…Embedded in that love was a sense that I could have a real, lasting impact on the places I love. “-Chad Martin, ’98-’99 Alumnus Chad Martin is a 1998-1999 PULSE alumnus....
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“Having grown up in a rural area, I was uncertain about whether I would enjoy living in an urban setting, but Pittsburgh was very welcoming… My experiences living in Pittsburgh fostered my interest in the structure of cities, leading to my decision to pursue studies in the urban planning field. “-Layne Wyse, ’07-’08 Alumnus Layne...
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“A lot of organizations provide fellowships, but the seminar component is what sets PULSE apart.  It’s during the seminar where the formation and the enrichment happens, where you can reflect on the relationship between vocation, faith, and the city, and where you can grow in community with other participants.”-Joel Shenk, PULSE ’04-’05 Alumnus Joel Shenk...
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“During PULSE I learned how my interests in service and social justice can be operationalized in a career setting.  I came with many interests and PULSE helped me develop focus.”– Anne Horst Hanby, PULSE ’01-’02 Alumna Anne Horst Hanby is a PULSE 2001-2002 alumna.  When Anne began PULSE in 2001, she brought with her a...
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“PULSE offered me a chance to get to know Pittsburgh on a meaningful level much quicker than if I had just moved to a new city on my own. Turned out that the gritty and green character of the city fit me well.” – Neil Stauffer, PULSE ’01-’02 Alumnus Neil Stauffer is a PULSE 2001-2002...
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