When I graduated from the University of Dayton 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; the city of Dayton, 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 I wanted to explore life in a new city after graduation. I also was interested in living in a community with recent grads like myself who have a similar interest in serving alongside nonprofit organizations.
I am looking forward to exploring Pittsburgh, further developing a love of service, and meeting new people in my cohort and in the city. My hope for the year is to grow my network and community. I hope to learn more about what it takes to make a city function and how each one of us has an impact on the city we live in.
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. 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.