When I graduated from Earlham College in May of 2019, I knew I was ending a chapter and beginning a new journey as a recent college graduate. While it was difficult leaving the familiar; Earlham, 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 I am inspired by their mission to transform Pittsburgh by training young people passionate about non-profit work to become effective leaders. Developing and living in a community with recent grads while serving in the vibrant city of Pittsburgh is a spectacular opportunity for professional and personal growth that I am grateful to be a part of.
I am looking forward to meeting all of my fellow PULSE members in person and starting meaningful work at a non profit that works hard to improve the lives of the Pittsburgh community. My hope for the year is that I learn a lot about myself personally and professionally, and end the year having developed skills that will help me succeed in my future endeavours, whatever they may be.
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. 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.
2020-21 PULSE PARTICIPANT