While I can’t say my college experience ended the way I thought it would, its unceremonious conclusion was shared with an excitement for the next chapter in my life. Allegheny has given me so much – life-enhancing relations, a familiarity with the joy of interdisciplinary thinking, a sense of place – and my gratitude is abundant. As I transition to applying these developments to real-world problems, I couldn’t be happier to say that I will first be doing so by joining 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. For over twenty-five years they have been investing in the city, creating community, and providing avenues for essential work. Their values resonate with mine, as well as I believe they will with yours.
While at PULSE I am looking forward to immersing myself in nonprofit work that deals with the day-to-day logistics of facilitating meaningful change, as well as developing a relationship with Pittsburgh and its residents. In doing so, I hope to learn continuously, further develop career direction, and grow alongside the people I am sharing the journey with – PULSE fellows, nonprofit partners, community members, and (hopefully) you.
Which brings me to a question: part of my first task as a PULSE fellow is to assemble a team of people who will support me in this journey. 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. Thank you for your continued investment in my life and in the life of PULSE.