Clark was raised in rural Maryland where he developed a passion for community service in high school through the student organization, Future Business Leaders of America. He attended Johnson & Wales University, in Providence, RI where he received a B.S. in Political Science and an MPA in Nonprofit Management.
Clark comes to PULSE with a variety of service and nonprofit experience: While pursuing his MPA, he was an AmeriCorps member with the Family Service of Rhode Island AmeriCorps program where he served as an Attendance Improvement Mentor at a local elementary school. He then went on to work at the Providence, RI Boys & Girls Club after developing a deep passion for working with children of diverse backgrounds and needs.
Through these early experiences in the Providence nonprofit community, he was led to move into a leadership role at Family Service of Rhode Island as the Team Lead of the FEMA Crisis Counseling Program. While at the FEMA program, he developed and strengthened his leadership and administrative skills while working with community members to provide housing, bi-weekly food bank deliveries, phone counseling, and rent relief.
From there, he relocated to Pittsburgh where he worked with the local Boys and Girls club before joining the team at PULSE. He notes, “I am so excited to be here and to gain meaningful experiences through PULSE. I hope to make a positive impact on the Pittsburgh community as well as this organization, and to become a permanent yinzer myself.
I am looking most forward to meeting and working with like-minded individuals with similar interests and passions as me while also learning more about this community. In addition to that, I am eager to get other young professionals involved in this organization who have similar passions for volunteerism and community enrichment.”