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Shelby (she/her), Outreach and Community Engagement
From: New York state
Why is this job important to you and how does your educational, professional, or personal background help you to do your job well? My current education as a social work student at the University of Pittsburgh will help me to get to know the residents and organizations in Hazelwood and learn how we can work together to benefit everyone.
What do you love about this neighborhood? I love that the people of Hazelwood have such a strong sense of community, as it reminds me of my hometown, and that everyone I have met so far has been friendly and welcoming.
Oscar (he/him), Outreach and Community Engagement
We have respected Oscar's request not to include his photo.
Why is this job important to you and how does your educational, professional, or personal background help you to do your job well? My role at Hazelwood Initiative is important to me because of the tangible impact our work has on the community. My professional background in micro level social work helps me engage well with members of the community.
What do you love about this neighborhood? Hazelwood has a strong sense of community and is very welcoming.