First, I would like to thank Mrs. Charmika and Mrs. Elaine for all their hard work and dedication they have put into this program.
Now let me tell you my journey. I became a part of Christian Women’s Job Corps in 2014. I was 24 years old, with two children and was a single parent. My first day I can remember like it was yesterday. I walked into a classroom with tables in a square thinking to myself – I’m really going to have to talk in front of these ladies. I was the youngest student in my class, but God had a reason because I have grown to love those ladies. I want to thank every teacher who taught. I learned all kinds of different skills, such as budgeting money, various job skills (how to prepare and how to dress, etc.). Also, I learned how to deal with everyday life. I learned how to make a resume (which I had struggled with before the program.) Now I’m teaching other people how to make a resume.
CWJC helped me with finding my faith in God again, even gave me the courage to read my Bible. This program helped me open my heart again.
I want to give a thank you to the best mentor ever – Mrs. Jessica Washington. She was a true blessing, very strong, encouraging woman who always gave me the best advice and motivation.
Also, I want to thank Christian Women’s Job Corps for recently helping me to find a car. It really means a lot to me and my children.
I’m now attending community college at J. F. Drake Community College with a major in Business Administration. My dream is to open my own daycare center. I’m very grateful and blessed that I was a part of Christian Women’s Job Corps. I pray this program continues to bless other women just like me.