Puerto Rico | In action since 2008
Past WC appearances
Prof. Elizabeth J. Hodges
Our proudest moment of the past year:
“When we united a whole community to paint our national flag and revived the resilient spirit of our people that for moments lost sight of their potential because of the challenges they faced after the hurricane.”
Biggest challenge from the past year:
“This year, Hurricane María struck our island, and our region was the most affected. Most of our team members weren’t able to get involved with the team because they were facing some challenges. We focused on identifying the needs of our team members and found resources to help them get back on track. Then, we trained them and provided them the tools so they could go to the community and work on the projects.”
Team described in one word:
At the recommendation of a professor, Rachel found her place on our Enactus Puerto Rico National Champion team. Rachel became president of her team during one of the most difficult times for their country, when Hurricane Maria hit their island. She says her biggest success is seeing the growth of her team members during the last year. “Watching them get empowered, own their potential, learn new skills and more importantly become leaders was the best reward I could get.” Rachel is looking ahead to Enactus World Cup to gain knowledge about how we all can better ourselves to achieve greater results.
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After Hurricane Maria struck the island of Puerto Rico, Javier was looking for ways to help rebuild his country when a Project Manager invited him to join the team. Only a year later, Javier serves as the current President for his team and says it is the best decision he has ever made. “The personal growth that I have had and the social responsibility that I have adopted during these months of working with communities has served as a guide to establish my life plan,” says Javier. He is an international business major set to graduate in 2021.
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