PULSE has made a substantial impact in the lives of so many participants, nonprofits, and neighborhoods over the course of its 25 year history. This impact is measured in three distinct ways:
Over 350 participants have partnered with 125 Pittsburgh nonprofits, contributing some 500,000 hours of service to the city and its residents.
How are participants impacting Pittsburgh and beyond?
The difference that PULSE makes in the lives of recent college graduates is difficult to quantify. Check out our Participant Stories.
Over 40 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 participants graduate from PULSE?
The vast majority of PULSE participants not only stay in Pittsburgh after PULSE, but continue to invest in the East Liberty, Highland Park, Perry Hilltop, and Garfield neighborhoods.
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 participant are staggering.
Here are just a few of the things PULSE participants have specifically done in the East Liberty, Garfield and Highland Park neighborhood:
The simple truth is that when PULSE invests in the internal development of young adults, the external, built environment of East Liberty, Garfield, Perry Hilltop, and Highland Park are transformed.