When I graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in May, I knew I was ending a chapter and beginning a new journey as a recent college graduate. While it was difficult leaving the familiarity of HWS, I am excited to return to Pittsburgh to join the PULSE program.
The uncertainty of post-graduation is both exciting and intimidating. I intend to go to graduate school but want to spend a year working in the non-profit sector to gain experience and develop my skills. My goal was to find a program or job that would allow me to network and more importantly allow me to engage in meaningful work. I was excited to find that there was a fellowship in Pittsburgh that was intended to connect recent graduates with non-profit organizations.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.
My hope is that no matter my role or area of focus, that through PULSE I can learn about effective community organizing, create strong personal connections, and understand the inner workings of the non-profit sector. I want to network and more importantly engage in meaningful work in Pittsburgh.
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. Any amount, no matter how small or large will go a long way towards helping me meet this goal!