When I graduated from Carleton College in June, I knew I was ending a chapter and beginning a new journey as a recent college graduate. While it was difficult leaving Minnesota, my friends, and my family; I’m happy to tell you that I decided to join the PULSE program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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. PULSE was founded in 1994 with the goal of bringing these recent college graduates to become part of the community and help revitalize the city. I got excited about the PULSE program because it gives me an opportunity to further my passion for community service while also allowing me to build a community with other recent college graduates.
I am looking forward to moving, and spending my time in a place that seems so different from the small Minnesotan town I’ve spent the last four years. My hope for the year is that I will be able to work with a nonprofit in historic preservation. I’ve loved being able to explore my academic interests throughout my college experience, and I’m really hoping to take what I’ve learned and apply it to a career that fulfills those same interests.
Part of my first task as a PULSE participant is to assemble a team of people who will support me in this work. I can’t do this work alone, and 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. I realize contributing to this is a lot to ask, and any contribution would be welcome. No amount is too small. A donation to PULSE helps to support me and other recent college graduates like me to continue our charitable work. With your support, PULSE can continue to impact the lives of the most vulnerable.