When I graduated from Bryn Mawr College in May, I knew I was ending an important chapter of my life and beginning a new journey as a young professional. I hoped to take the many skills I learned during my time in college and use them to contribute meaningfully to my chosen field. The PULSE program has given me the opportunity to do just that, and to continue discovering my career passions and interests through non-profit work and community development. Even better, I would get to do it all in a city that is so close to my heart: 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. This program perfectly encapsulates what I am looking for in my post-graduate work; experience working with nonprofits, a network of young professionals, and the chance to foster community and aid in local revitalization.
I am looking forward to supporting the city so much of my family hails from and I’m excited to experience life in Pittsburgh for myself! My hope is that by the time I leave PULSE, I will have narrowed down my specific career interests and built on the skills that will help me pursue them. I am confident that my experience with PULSE and the contacts I make through the program will start me on the path to a successful career.
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 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. Any amount, no matter how small or large will go a long way towards helping me meet this goal!