Partner Story: Homewood Children’s Village

Homewood Children’s Village’s mission is to ‘improve the lives of Homewood’s children and simultaneously reweave the fabric of the community in which they live’. Homewood, once a vibrant section of the city of Pittsburgh faces the challenges of poverty, isolation and disinvestment today. The Homewood Children’s Village supports the children, families, and overall community of Homewood, creating ‘opportunities for children to succeed throughout their life’.

Dr. Shannah Tharp-Gilliam is the Director of the Office of Research and Evaluation for the Homewood Children’s Center. In the following interview, she speaks about the experience of partnering with PULSE.

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

STG: HCV needed support as we restructured our research office. We wrote a very specific job description for a data analyst and submitted it to PULSE in hopes of perhaps finding a match.

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

STG: We were able to attract Jimson (current PULSEr), who had just the skills we needed. This year, Jimson helped to bridge the gap as we restricted and found a more permanent solution

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

STG: Jimson’s quirky and upbeat attitude fits right in here at Homewood Children’s Village. He has a passion for people, which I think is a hallmark of the type of person who would apply for a PULSE position.

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

STG: Give PULSE a try.

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This is part of a series of posts about the Nonprofit Partner experience with PULSE. If you would like to learn more about a Nonprofit Partnership, please visit our Partner Page.