Rebuilding Together’s AmeriCorps program, called the Rebuilding Together CapacityCorps is a high-impact National AmeriCorps* program of 65 full-time AmeriCorps members serving in 33 Rebuilding Together affiliates in 20 states. Rebuilding Together CapacityCorps members will build the capacity of Rebuilding Together affiliates to serve additional low-income homeowners through volunteer recruitment, client outreach, direct repairs for low-income homeowners, new project implementation, community partnership development and program expansion.
Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh is proud to host two CapacityCorps members!
Emily Leftwich is a native of Pittsburgh. She recently graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Urban Studies. Emily is excited to be at RTP because it gives her the opportunity to connect with and learn more about the revitalization of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods, and because it allows her to give back to the city she loves. It’s hard for her to pick just one favorite thing about Pittsburgh, but she never gets tired of the view from Mount Washington and riding the inclines.
Andrew Larson hails from Des Moines, Iowa. Having graduated from University of Northern Iowa in Humanities and Business, with two AmeriCorps terms with National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC for short) under his belt, has decided to jump back in for a 3rd term with Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh. Striving to learn more about non-profits in an urban setting, and applying his pervious terms of service to the growing need towards low incoming housing, specifically the elderly, veterans, and disabled. His favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh is exploring Schenley Park as it’s a mile away from his house.