When I graduated from Allegheny College in May 2020, I knew I was ending a chapter and beginning a new journey as a recent college graduate. While it was difficult leaving the familiar; Allegheny College, and the world I built in Meadville, I decided to join the PULSE program and return to 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 I get to live and explore an entirely new part of Pittsburgh than where I grew up and currently live. In addition, I will only be a short drive away from my family (and my dog BJ <3>
I am looking forward to meeting the other PULSE fellows and joining my new community. My hope for the year is to figure out where my passions truly lie and grow my network of supporters.
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. Even if you are unable to contribute anything during this time, my main goal is to keep everyone informed on the work that I am doing over this year. I hope you are able to follow me on my journeyIf you are able to, please fill out the enclosed reply envelope and return it to PULSE, regardless of ability/interest to give financially. 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. Sincerely,
Melissa Burnett2020-21 PULSE PARTICIPANT