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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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I’ve learned that I enjoy having a variety of tasks to do on a daily basis. I love that my placement provides me the opportunity to be creative and rarely has a dull moment. As a recent graduate, Hannah Geiser has always been busy. Studying Biochemistry at from Goshen College, participating in Goshen’s Sustainability Semester...
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I’ve learned about how much I can really handle. Moving to a brand new city nearly 400 miles from home and diving into an intentional community calls for a lot of resilience on its own.  I’ve found it all to be extremely worth it and I can definitely say that being a PULSEr has shown...
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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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“I love the community living aspect of PULSE. There’s nothing better than coming home from a long day at work to a house full of fun, goofy, caring people that are going through what you are going through. I love having this transition year after college.” – Emily Kraybill Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Emily Kraybill graduated...
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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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PULSE Alumna Katherine Yoder’s major didn’t have much to do with designing clothes. But thanks to a metal working class at Goshen College and her time as a PULSE fellow, she found herself in New York designing clothes for Eileen Fisher. Her love for art and design really took off when she took the aforementioned metal...
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“I love living in a city. I love how it makes you feel connected and part of a collective. Living in Pittsburgh has brought me closer to the human experience. The experience of living in the city with fellow young people is so rewarding. I never thought a highlight of my day would be riding the...
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“The 2013-2014 PULSE participants are a wonderfully diverse group of gifted people.  Seeing and experiencing their passion only motivates me to work harder in my every pursuit, and to learn more from every person and scenario I encounter.”  – Alex Smith Alex Smith is a fan of all things Pittsburgh. Growing up in Greensburg, Pa,...
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Living in a city is not always what it seems. Before experiencing a new place, we can hardly predict what it will be like. Often times, we develop expectations based upon what we hear from others. Rebecca Dyck traveled to Pittsburgh after hearing about the PULSE program through a family friend. Not only is she...
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