Success Stories

Meet Shimira

Shimira

Shimira wanted a career in nursing and decided to enroll in a job readiness training program. 

Meet Calvin

Calvin

Calvin began the City Life Builders construction program with a long-term goal of becoming an electrician.

Meet Shirley

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As a long-term Macy’s Department Store employee, Shirley Timmons never imagined at 60 years old she would be looking for another job. However, when the store at Owings Mills Mall closed, Shirley was laid off and was indeed out of a job.

 

Meet Darryl

Darryl

Coming out of prison in May 2015 was the start of a new beginning for Darryl. He had been incarcerated for 10 months because of a drug conviction. 

Meet Jarron

Jarron

Jarron's past criminal records serve as the road block for many ex-offenders—even when they are currently living responsible lives. 

Meet Asten

Asten

Asten is currently a student in the Electrical Technology Program at the North American Trade School in Baltimore. He is anticipating his graduation and decided that he wanted to seek full-time work while he finishes his schooling. 

Meet Karynn

Karynn

After being laid off, Karynn found a ready partner in the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development’s Workforce Reception Center. 

 

Meet Kaoue

Kaoue

Kaoue was a student who was studying to become a registered nurse. As she progressed through her program she realized it was imperative to plan for future employment.

 

Meet Eric

Eric

Eric McDougle was a homeless veteran living in transitional housing and needed a place where he could use free job search resources.  

 

Meet Janice

Janice

When Janice Brinkley was 17, pregnant, and no longer attending high school, she decided the best way to set herself and her unborn child on a better path was to earn her GED.

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