PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh. We invite talented university graduates to partner with Pittsburgh nonprofits for a year of service and leadership.
PULSE founder, John Stahl-Wert, in the early 1990s recognized that Pittsburgh was losing its young people at a rapid rate. This loss of young people contributed to a need for educated, skilled workers in the city’s nonprofit sector. At the same time, Stahl-Wert observed that recent college graduates across the nation were struggling to find creative, meaningful employment, particularly in the arts. In response to these needs, PULSE was formed in 1994. Since its inception, over 375 PULSE fellows have partnered with close to 200 Pittsburgh nonprofits, contributing some 550,000 hours of service to the city and its residents. PULSE’s unique model which focuses on young adults, nonprofits, and neighborhoods has created lasting change in the lives of thousands of individuals and organizations.
Meet Derek of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh. Learn about the impact of PULSE on nonprofits.
Watch other stories of transformation or read other nonprofit partner stories to learn more about the way PULSE has made a substantial difference in the lives of nonprofits and Pittsburgh residents.