Tag: EED Success Stories

Claudia
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Success Story: Claudia

After completing YWCA St. Paul’s Transitional Housing Program, Claudia’s goals led her back to YWCA St. Paul’s employment services. As a participant in YW Works,

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Monique smiling at camera on MetroTransit bus, wearing her work uniform
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Success Story: Monique

Video Transcript Monique: I’m not afraid of work and I’m not afraid of hard work; it’s just being able to have the tools or the

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Curtis
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Success Story: Curtis

For four years, Curtis worked at a local meat packing plant. The shifts were grueling and conditions difficult, but it was steady work. “Making $15

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Israeel
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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

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Ihesha
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Success Story: Ihesha

Earning close to minimum wage and struggling to make ends meet, Ihesha never thought she could do more. Driven to provide a better life for

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Albert
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Success Story: Albert

“Nothing’s easy. There’s always [hardships]—but if you stay diligent, it pays off,” explains Albert, who came to YWCA St. Paul after getting laid off in

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Precious
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Success Story: Precious

At 24, Precious courageously ended an unhealthy relationship with her boyfriend knowing a brighter future lay ahead. “I felt so free once I left him.

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Eritrea
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Success Story: Eritrea

Laid off in 2011, Eritrea was frustrated by a difficult economy and the obstacles that stood in her way of finding another job. Interested in

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Takeysha
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Success Story: Takeysha

Takeysha struggled in high school and never thought she could go further. When she became the sole provider for her two children and became homeless,

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James
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Success Story: James

In 2011, after five years of retirement, James decided to rejoin the job force so he could afford increasing medical costs and take care of

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