When I graduated from The University of Pittsburgh in April, I knew I was ending a chapter and beginning a new journey as a recent college graduate. While it was difficult leaving the familiar; Pitt, friends, and family, I decided to join the PULSE program in Pittsburgh, PA.
PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh. They invite recent college graduates, like myself, to partner with local nonprofits for a year of service and leadership. I got excited about the PULSE program because it offers me the opportunity to give back to the Pittsburgh community while living together with other recent graduates, which will give me a new perspective on the world and the field that I am passionate about.
I am looking forward to living with other smart, capable and creative graduates that will push and help me to be a better person, as well as serving a community that I love in order to make it a better place and to give back for all that it has given me. This upcoming year, I hope to work with a Pittsburgh non-profit that prioritizes and strives to improve the health of underserved and marginalized communities. I know that PULSE was the best option for me to not only pursue my academic and professional goals in the workplace and nonprofit sphere, but to also cultivate my relationships with others and further my personal goals as well.
Part of my first task as a PULSE participant is to assemble a team of people who will support me in this work. I realize that I can’t do this work alone, that I need others to come alongside me and partner with me.
Would you please consider supporting me in this work? I am in the process of raising a minimum of $2500 to cover expenses for this year of service and leadership. Your support will help impact the lives of Pittsburgh’s most vulnerable. You can also give online at www.pulsepittsburgh.org/support. Thank you for your continued investment in my life and in the life of PULSE.