When I graduated from Juniata College 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 familiar; Juniata
College, 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 it allows me to live
in community with others while serving the city I live in at a nonprofit.
I am looking forward to making Pittsburgh my home. My hope for the year is to form strong
bonds with my fellow housemates. While learning of the needs of those living in an urban
community. This year of service will provide me with a meaningful experience that will allow
me to better help the needs of those in urban areas through my future work in the public
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!
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.