PULSE

Marianist PULSE

Partners in Urban Leadership, Service and Education

PULSE is a post-graduate, servant leadership and social justice initiative sponsored by the Marianists. It is a means of sharing the Marianist charism through energetic women and men who want to make a positive impact on an urban community.

PULSE volunteers make a one- or two-year commitment to live with fellow volunteers in a lower-income neighborhood of Dayton, Ohio. They work full-time at local nonprofit agencies, gaining valuable leadership and career skills.

The life of a PULSE volunteer includes:

  • Gathering for meals and prayer in the house community.
  • Living simply in solidarity with the poor and marginalized.
  • Engaging in a weekly Marianist formation program.
  • Journeying alongside a spiritual mentor.
  • Experiencing the passion and satisfaction of working for social justice.

PULSE was launched in 2015; the first cadre of volunteers began service in mid-2016. For 2017-2018, PULSE expanded to include two community houses.

The group operates under the direction of Maureen O’Rourke, PULSE coordinator.

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