When I graduated from Eastern Mennonite University 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; EMU, 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 of the opportunity to be part of meaningful change in Pittsburgh, while living in community with a group of other young folks like me.
My year with PULSE will be more than just a first job. It’s a chance to seek my place in life post-college, while living in fellowship and community with others going through the same transition. It means experiencing life, work, and culture in one of the most dynamic and vibrant cities in the east. And it means a chance to explore a career in service, broadening my horizons with year of service with a nonprofit 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.