When I graduated from Chatham University in May, I knew I was ending a chapter of my life and beginning a new one as a recent college graduate. While it was difficult leaving the familiar environment of Chatham, I am excited to be able to maintain those relationships and create new ones by joining 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 knew it would give me a chance to do meaningful work helping other people while also getting to develop professional skills and keep growing as a person.
I am really looking forward to living in a house with other fellows and getting to learn and grow with them throughout the year. My hope for the year is to develop a better sense of both what I want to do professionally in my life going forward and how I can best contribute to the communities I am and will become a part of.
I’m excited to be getting to do this personal and professional work in Pittsburgh, which has been my home for the past 3 years. I hope that through this service year, I will be able to deepen my ties to the Pittsburgh community and develop even more wonderful relationships here.
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.
2020-21 PULSE PARTICIPANT