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Success Story: Israeel

Unemployed and struggling to afford childcare for her son, Israeel was determined to build a better life for her family. As a participant in our YW Works and YW Jobs programs, she found help securing childcare, focusing on her job search and beginning to realize new possibilities for her future.

With support and encouragement from staff, Israeel gained work experience through temporary placements and earned her National Career Readiness Certificate to further improve her credentials.

Glad to be working, but frustrated to not have steady, long-term employment, Israeel persevered. After months of interviewing and diligently searching for opportunities, she got the call she had been waiting for—a job offer from a local medical supply company.

In her role as a documentation specialist, Israeel is grateful to have not only steady income but also insurance coverage for herself and her son. “I feel good; I feel secure,” she says. “I’m happy to go to work every day to give my son a better life!”

“I’m happy to go to work every day to give my son a better life!”

—Israeel

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