The second cohort of full time volunteers with Orthodox Volunteer Corps has just embarked on their Autumn 20203 journey. OVC’s CEO Michael-Sider Rose talks with us about some of the most impactful lessons from the first year and some exciting new opportunities to participate in new ways, and in new locations!

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Michael Sider-Rose serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Orthodox Volunteer Corps. Michael grew up in Philadelphia, and holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Pittsburgh, where he completed his dissertation on religion and politics in post-WWII America. Keen to link the academy and the community, he took a position with Chicago Semester, a faith-based, off-campus, experiential learning program, from 2000-2006. He decided to create a similar venture in Pittsburgh as part of The Pittsburgh Project, and served as the Director of Pittsburgh Semester from 2007 through 2008. In January of 2009, Michael joined the Coro Center for Civic Leadership in Pittsburgh, where he served for nearly 13 years. For the past 10 years, Michael has volunteered extensively with the Neighborhood Resilience Project, where he also serves on the board.

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