When I graduated from Geneva 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; Geneva, 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 will be able to make valuable connections with non-profits working in Pittsburgh to better the lives of the people living in the city. I am looking forward to spending a year cultivating relationships and creating valuable connections in and around Pittsburgh. My hope for the year is that I may learn how to serve those around me in my daily life. Through my time at Geneva I learned about the value of serving others in every action of my life, not just my job or church. I hope that PULSE will broaden my understanding of how to live a service oriented life within a large city like 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? First, I ask for your support in prayer. I am imparting on a hard journey and I need the strength of other’s prayers to get there. I am also 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.