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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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“PULSE is a great launching point into the rest of the city. It connects you to a work place and community who are full of inspired people, people who are looking to do exciting things and get involved with what is going on around them.”    -Abbie Miller Abbie Miller is someone who may be considered...
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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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The transition from college to the “working world” can be tough.  It often leaves many in a position that they’ve never experienced. Empowered with a degree, new ideas, inspiration and (possibly) fear, recent college graduates are often filled with anxiety about what to do with it all. For Ruth Maust, PULSE provides a safe place...
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