September 8, 2014: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh welcomes 4 AmeriCorps members!
Each year, AmeriCorps members work alongside of Habitat For Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh staff, in order to accomplish the mission of the affiliate. Recently, four new AmeriCorps members started their year of volunteering.
Stephen Hart: Stephen hails from Erie, PA and double majored in Biology and Theology at Gannon University. Stephen was an avid participant in his university's Habitat campus chapter, completing several building trips including one to Ndola, Zambia. Stephen serves as Habitat's Volunteer Services Coordinator, coming to Habitat by way of Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience and is excited to continue his involvement with Habitat in this new role.
Katy Karl: Originally from Pipersville, PA, Katy recently completed her degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. A member of Pitt's Habitat Campus Chapter, Katy participated in many New Kensington builds with the Allegheny Valley Habitat affiliate during her college years. Katy is thrilled to be a Construction Team Leader with Habitat this year, as she hopes to pursue a career in working to provide housing to low-income communities. In her spare time, Katy can be found painting, drawing, and spending time with her cat Jules.
Mark McNally: Mark may look familiar to you, since this will be his second year working as a Construction Team Leader through Habitat's AmeriCorps program. We are beyond excited to have Mark as a part of our team for another year! Mark has experience in non-profits, including time at Working America, a job he took after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in the spring of 2013. Mark traces his passion for community development to his time studying sociology in college. When he's not at work, Mark enjoys listening to music and attending concerts and festivals.
Angelo Morasca: Angelo comes to Habitat with a wealth of construction and life experience. A veteran, Angelo spent 4 years in the Marine Corps as a vehicle crewman, completing operations in Iraq, Japan, the Phillipines, Australia, and Thailand. After his service, Angelo returned to Pittsburgh and worked as a Building Trade Laborer with the Local Laborer's Union. Angelo is passionate about construction - you'll never see him without his trusty hammer! - and is excited to put his skills to work as an AmeriCorps Construction Team Leader over the next year.