PULSE - Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience
Affiliation:No affiliation, but we have a strong connection/history to the Mennonite Church.
Goal of Program: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. Fellows serve with a local nonprofit, live in intentional community and participate in ongoing personal and professional development.
Type of Placement:Various. Fellows serve 35 hrs/week with a nonprofit organization. As best as we are able, we try to customize our service sites to match member passion, gifts and professional interests. Over the last 22 years, we've worked with over 125 different nonprofit organizations in Pittsburgh. For a list of some previous nonprofit partners: http://pulsepittsburgh.org/partner-with-us/past-partners/.
Service Area:Pittsburgh, PA
Service Length:11 months, end of August to end of July.
Requirements:College graduates, open to living in intentional community, hard-working, self-starters, people who want to grow, commitment to service.
Financial Arrangement:Lodging, food, transportation stipend, personal stipend, utilities, internet/phone/paper, education funds for classes, excursions, etc.
Living Arrangements:Fellows live together in multiple PULSE owned and/or operated houses (4-8 bedroom) in the East End and Northside of Pittsburgh.
Program Size:Capacity is 32-36 fellows annually.
Training:Week-long orientation, two retreats (fall/spring), weekly seminars on Wednesdays from 1-5pm, mentoring and other personal and professional development opportunities.
Application Deadline:Applications are accepted from November until all fellows slots are filled. Application available at: http://pulsepittsburgh.org/serve-with-us/.