When I graduated from St. Olaf 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—St. Olaf College, my friends, and family—I decided to join the PULSE community 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 PULSE’s unparalleled commitment to service and community. While working for a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, I will also live an intentional community, where motivated young adults such as myself will tackle problems together, from figuring out meal plans to contemplating how to live a fulfilling life.
I am looking forward to making a tangible impact in my Pittsburgh neighborhood. I hope to make real change while working for a nonprofit, within my intentional community, and as an individual. I believe that PULSE offers me a unique opportunity to not only cultivate my interests and values as a young adult, but also see how these values can work alongside those of a community.
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.
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