Rebuild Upstate Adds New Community Engagement Specialist

Ryan Pendergraph

Ryan Pendergraph

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Ryan Pendergraph has joined Rebuild Upstate as the AmeriCorps Senior RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) Project Director.

Pendergraph graduated from the University of Valley Forge in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. For more than 20 years, Pendergraph has served a multitude of churches in positions ranging from Director of Student Ministries to Pastor. His passion for helping the community extends beyond Rebuild Upstate; Pendergraph serves on the board for Meals on Wheels and teaches renew classes at Greer Relief.

“Ryan brings great experience and community connections to Rebuild Upstate,” said Chris Manley, Rebuild Upstate’s founder and President/CEO. “We’re very excited to have him on the team.”

At Rebuild Upstate, Pendergraph will focus on developing and operating the RSVP program in Anderson County to engage area residents 55 and older in the organization’s mission. This program is made possible through Rebuild Upstate’s first federal grant award.

Rebuild Upstate helps low-income homeowners with home repairs and accessibility improvements to create safe, livable housing in existing homes and neighborhoods. Home repairs can range from small plumbing fixes to roof and floor replacements. Accessibility improvements range from installing grab bars and railings for vulnerable populations to building wheelchair ramps for those with disabilities.

About Rebuild Upstate:
Rebuild Upstate serves low-income homeowners with repairs and accessibility improvements to create safe, livable housing in existing homes and neighborhoods in Greenville, Anderson, Pickens, and Oconee counties. Its team envisions a community where everyone has the opportunity to live a life of dignity in a safe home environment in order to maintain and foster strong, sustainable communities. Learn more at

About AmeriCorps:
AmeriCorps is the federal agency connecting individuals and organizations through service and volunteering to tackle the nation’s most pressing challenges.

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