Partner Story: The Environmental Charter School

Environmental Charter School is a place where education is shared and celebrated. At ECS, they believe in continual innovation that develops students into critical thinkers, thoughtful innovators, and well-rounded scholars. They provide students the tools and educational foundation to become tomorrow’s global citizens and strive to teach students how their choices impact the world around them.

Nikole Sheaffer is the Director of Innovation of ECS. In the following interview, she speaks about the experience of partnering with PULSE.

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

NS: We were looking to build our team, to infuse new enthusiasm and talent in our organization, and to support the growth of some projects that needed attention from a thoughtful, mission-focused individual

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

NS: The fresh ideas, enthusiasm, and intense commitment to our common vision for our organization has re-energized my team.

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

NS: We love their input, the connections they have to other local organizations, and their willingness to try something different or push us to think differently.

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

NS: PULSE can be an energy shot for your organization! PULSE fellows are not only an investment in your organizational outputs, but a way to re-energize you, build new excitement on your team, and expand your capacity in ways you never thought possible!

Check out more great Partner Stories.

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.