When I graduated from John Carroll University in May 2018, I knew I was ending a chapter and beginning a new journey as a recent college graduate. While it was difficult leaving the familiar; JCU, friends, and family, I decided to join the PULSE (Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience) 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 my faith, the JCU community, my friends, and my family helped me realize I could be a part of something greater. Such as living in a community with recent grads like myself that share a common goal of bettering the city of Pittsburgh. Not to mention being able to serve a non-profit organization that I am sure to fall in love with.
I am looking forward to giving my time and energy to a non-profit, the city of Pittsburgh, and my fellow volunteers. My hope for the year is to meet new people, discover new talents, use the skills JCU equipped me with, and grow in my faith. The eagerness and passion I have already developed for this experience is so exciting and I know will continue to grow.
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.