I’ve learned my place in the community and how to utilize my strengths and apply those to my house, my community, and the other cohort.
The most valuable part of PULSE has been the self-reflection and exploration in PULSE seminars. There is a helpful emphasis on how you need to know yourself before you can be an effective leader and community member.
The best part of the PULSE experience is being able to transition into the professional world with other young adults going through the same experience.
It’s hard after college to go from a ‘ready-made’ social circle of people in the same stage of life to living in a city on your own. I’d say the best part of PULSE is that it gives you a group of people who are going through similar things.
I also just really love the environment of Habitat for Humanity –everyone is really friendly and welcoming and open to new ideas. I’m having a fantastic time.
I love the flexibility of the PULSE experience. I love the openness of the staff that are here to support us throughout the year. I also love the freedom to do whatever I’d like to do to get to know my community, neighborhood and self.
It’s been amazing to have this new experience where I am going into new neighborhoods and they still feel like home. It’s a feeling of “you want to be here”. People walking down the street are nice to you, and it feels like a community wherever you go. I feel like myself here.
It has been wonderful to live in community. Even when we disagree with each other, it’s been really cool to be very respectful of each other, to act out of a deep caring for each other.
It’s impossible for me to name all the ways I’ve been impacted by PULSE. I’ve discovered passions, personally and professionally. I’ve made life-long friends. I’ve been given the opportunity to serve, take ownership of projects and gain job experience. But most importantly, PULSE has instilled in me a sense of self-confidence and the knowledge that I can and will make a difference in Pittsburgh.
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