Faith from Chicago, IL

Mom ready to gain a higher education. I'm one tuition payment away from enrolling!

I want to give my two girls a brighter future, but even working full-time I can't save enough for my enrollment fee.

My need and situation

I am a wife and mother of two passionately pursuing an education in ministry leadership and women's studies. I work full-time and am active in my community church. I have a desire to minister to women's hearts by encouraging them in times of need.

My goals are to further my education and expand opportunities for me and my family. I want to learn about what it takes to build a strong ministry and use my degree in the service of others.

I need financial assistance for school tuition. While I work full-time, tuition is still a financial burden, especially since I am also providing for my two daughters. My husband also works, but our combined income is still not enough to meet the costs of my program. My program is $1,000 per course. Anything that I will be able to use toward education expenses will allow me to save money for other courses I need for my degree.

Meeting this need will help me because I won't have to struggle to find a second job or make ends meet. I will get to pursue an education and not sacrifice time caring for my family. I'm excited to learn, to grow, and to work for good in my community.

$120of $700


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This need has been validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives

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Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives (What does this mean?)

I know Venus through my work with Center for Changing Lives. I have known her to be an extremely responsible and conscientious person who is looking to further her education and thereby help her community and family. I'm excited to see where this journey takes her and know she will make the most of this experience.

About Kayla

I am a Resource and Connection Coordinator with Center for Changing Lives. I work to mobilize resources for and with clients in support of achieving their goals. CCL clients work hard to set and achieve goals that will move them forward and improve their lives and I feel honored to be a part of… Read more