PULSE has made a substantial impact in the lives of so many participants, nonprofits, and neighborhoods over the course of its 27 year history. This impact is measured in three distinct ways: People, Partners, and Places.
Over 375 participants have partnered with close to 200 Pittsburgh nonprofits, contributing some 550,000 hours of service to the city and its residents. How are fellows impacting Pittsburgh and beyond?
The difference that PULSE makes in the lives of recent college graduates is difficult to quantify. Check out our Fellow Stories.
Currently, our fellows serve with nonprofit partners and contribute over 50,000 hours of service to Pittsburgh and its residents every year. Over 75 alumni continue to work in nonprofit sector in Pittsburgh. PULSE has found new ways to retain and attract a workforce that will help forge a new economy in Pittsburgh. Alumni are serving at the following organizations, among others, in Pittsburgh:
What happens when fellows graduate from PULSE? The vast majority of PULSE fellows not only stay in Pittsburgh after PULSE, but continue to invest in the East Liberty, Garfield, Highland Park, Perry South, and Allentown neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Alumni purchase and renovate homes, start families, develop small businesses, start nonprofits, volunteer, and work to be good neighbors. This is the logical progression for a young adult, but the results for a PULSE fellow are staggering. Here are just a few of the things PULSE fellows have specifically done in the neighborhood:
The simple truth is that when PULSE invests in the internal development of young adults, the external, built environment of Pittsburgh places are transformed.