Partner Story: Amachi Pittsburgh

Amachi Pittsburgh empowers young minds to overcome the challenges of parental incarceration and to reach their full potential through one-on-one mentoring, family strengthening and reunification support, and leadership development and youth organizing. They are nationally recognized and award winning as the only organization in the Pittsburgh area with a distinct focus on children of prisoners and promise.

Anna Hollis is the Executive Director of Amachi Pittsburgh. In the following interview, she speaks about the experience of partnering with PULSE.

CC: Why did your organization decide to work with PULSE?

AH: There’s a mutual benefit in working with PULSE. We are able to bring on board a highly skilled college graduate to lead a special project without having to commit to a permanent hire. At the same time, we are being able to offer a great developmental and learning opportunity for the PULSE fellow.

CC: What is the most rewarding part of working with PULSE?

AH: PULSE engages the best and brightest socially-conscious young minds from diverse backgrounds (and regions) to the nonprofit sector. It is very rewarding to benefit from the energy, fresh ideas and new perspectives PULSE fellows bring to the work place.

CC: How has your partnership with PULSE impacted your organization?

AH: PULSE allows our organization to access additional, much needed support for special projects or day-to-day activities with a minimal financial investment.

CC: What do you like most about your current PULSE follow and/or other fellows you’ve worked with?

AH: Justice TenEyck takes initiative and follows through on assignments with minimal management and oversight. He’s also a great team player, writer and thoughtful in his approach to meeting project objectives.

CC: What would you tell other Pittsburgh nonprofits about PULSE?

AH: PULSE is the place to go to engage highly competent and motivated college graduates/leaders when hiring a permanent employee is not an option.

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