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    When Curtis was laid off, he turned to the YWCA for help gaining new credentials and finding a new career path. Watch Video
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  • Ihesha

    Earning close to minimum wage for all of her working life, Ihesha never thought she could do more. With help from our YW Jobs program, she landed a new job and has nearly doubled her income. Watch Video
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  • Eritrea

    As a participant in the YWCA's Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Training Program, Eritrea gained new skills and navigated a changing job market with grace and tenacity. Watch Video
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  • Takeysha

    Takeysha never expected to be homeless or raising her kids alone. The Transitional Housing Program and YW Works helped her to gain skills, recognize her potential and chart a course for a great future! Watch Video
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Israeel

Perseverance Pays Off

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!”